ParkMyCloud Releases Parking to Automate AWS RDS Cost Savings

ParkMyCloud Releases Parking to Automate AWS RDS Cost Savings

Amazon Web Services Customers Can Now Schedule Stop/Start for AWS RDS Instances with ParkMyCloud’s Automated Cost Savings Platform

June 20, 2017 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continous cost control in public cloud, today announced that it now offers “parking” for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) instances. With parking, users can automatically put resources on on/off schedules, so they only pay for the hours they’re actually using. This is the first parking feature on the market that’s fully integrated with AWS’s recently launched RDS start/stop capability.

RDS is the area of biggest of cloud spend after compute, accounting for about 15-20% of an average user’s bill. In fact, the savings users can enjoy from parking RDS will be significant. On average, ParkMyCloud users save $140 per parked instance per month on compute – and as RDS instances cost significantly more per hour, the savings will be proportionally higher.

“Adding the ability to ‘park’ RDS is a great enhancement to ParkMyCloud’s platform which already helps us reduce our monthly AWS EC2 spend. It’s actually a feature we’ve asked for, so we appreciate how quickly they were able to get this out the door,” said Greg Austin, Global IT DevOps Automation Manager at RateMyAgent.

“Our customers made it clear they wanted RDS parking, and we’re happy to deliver it after working with AWS on the integration,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “We’re focused on continuing to build the best cloud cost control platform in the market, so when our customers speak, we listen.”

In addition to AWS, ParkMyCloud also supports Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. As with the RDS Parking enhancement, ParkMyCloud will be adding automated cost savings functionality for services beyond compute across all three providers.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Fox and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

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ParkMyCloud Adds Google Cloud Platform to Automated Cost Savings Tool

ParkMyCloud Adds Google Cloud Platform to Automated Cost Savings Tool

Customers to Realize Billions of Dollars in Reduced Cloud Spend and Waste Through Continuous Cost Control

June 6, 2017 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise app for optimizing and reducing cloud spend, today announced that it now supports auto-scheduling for Google Cloud Platform in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. ParkMyCloud launched its “Nest for the cloud” platform in September 2015 to enable public cloud users to automatically turn off idle instances, saving 20-60% on their cloud bills every month. The company has seen rapid customer growth, and customers include companies such as McDonald’s, Fox, Capital One, Sage Software, and Wolters Kluwer.

With the addition of Google Cloud Platform, ParkMyCloud now provides continuous cost control for the three largest cloud providers in the $23 billion public cloud market. This means ParkMyCloud enables enterprises to eliminate wasted cloud spend – a $6 billion problem in 2017 (with the growing public cloud market, that’s a $17 billion problem by 2020).

451 Research Vice President William Fellows said of the announcement, “ParkMyCloud is the first vendor in the single-purpose cost control space to support all three major public cloud providers, which is great news for Azure and Google Cloud users. As companies mature in their use of public cloud and Google’s cloud becomes more relevant, cost control becomes even more of a priority.”

“Google has made enterprises a priority target for their cloud offering this year, so we knew it was imperative that we support these users as quickly as possible,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “We’ve helped Fortune 500 and multinational corporations achieve millions in savings on AWS and Azure, and we’re looking forward to doing the same for users of Google Cloud Platform.”

Tosin Ojediran, a DevOps engineer at a financial technology company, explains how the savings and immediate usability of ParkMyCloud made a difference for his organization, saying, “We sent the savings numbers to our CFO, and he said, ‘wow, this is awesome.’ ParkMyCloud was up and running in 5-10 minutes, it was easy to integrate, easy to use, and delivers what it promises.”

With the major milestone of Google Cloud Platform support achieved, ParkMyCloud plans to broaden its offerings within each cloud provider by adding cost-savings functionality for services beyond compute, while continuing to provide innovative features that allow customers to integrate continuous cost control seamlessly into their DevOps processes.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Fox and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Riding Wave of Rapid Growth, ParkMyCloud to Pitch at Collision Conference 2017

Riding Wave of Rapid Growth, ParkMyCloud to Pitch at Collision Conference 2017

collision conference 2017April 26, 2017 (Dulles, VA) — ParkMyCloud, the platform that helps enterprises optimize public cloud spend, will be pitching at Collision Conference in New Orleans, Lousiana next week in the midst of a period of rapid growth for the company.

ParkMyCloud’s customer base has grown by 50% already in 2017, following a successful first full year in 2016. Customers cross verticals and range in size from startups through Fortune 500 companies, and include McDonald’s, Fox, Capital One, Sage, Wolters Kluwer, Neustar, Philips Respironics, and Raytheon.

Customer use of ParkMyCloud’s platform has also been a success. Customers routinely save 65% or more using ParkMyCloud, and the amount of cumulative savings accelerates every day as new users come on board.

While customers benefit from ParkMyCloud’s automated savings, the team has been busy enhancing the platform. Most notably, in January, ParkMyCloud announced support for Microsoft Azure, in addition to Amazon Web Services, which has been supported since September 2015.

Additionally, customers can now log in to ParkMyCloud and add new users in their organizations using Single Sign-On (SSO) providers, including: Google Apps, Ping, Okta, Azure Active Directory, and OneLogin. A recently launched free tier allows users to use ParkMyCloud’s core scheduling functionality for free, forever – enabling developers to free up the time they may have otherwise spent scripting in-house solutions to schedule off time for their instances.

The success has not gone unnoticed outside of the company. ParkMyCloud was voted through to the Final 4 of the DC Inno Tech Madness competition in March. The company was also selected as a finalist in the 2017 Greater Washington Innovation Awards for Emerging Tech Innovator of the Year. ParkMyCloud is routinely mentioned by industry pundits 451 Research, EMA, CRN and Cloud Computing Magazine as a rising star in cloud cost optimization.

Through the rest of 2017, ParkMyCloud looks to continue advancing the platform functionality with more cost optimization functionality , including support for Google Cloud Platform and optimization options for databases and storage. This poises ParkMyCloud for exponential growth over the next several years.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Fox, Sage Software, and Infor dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

New ParkMyCloud Plan Brings Free Cloud Cost Optimization to All

free cloud cost optimizationApril 18, 2017 (Sterling, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize public cloud spend, has announced a new pricing model, including the core cost savings functionality available in a free plan. The free cloud cost optimization plan was created to enable developers and DevOps practitioners to save money on non-production resources that are not being used nights and weekends. Currently, these practitioners are using homegrown scheduling scripts, which although they are “notionally free”, are actually are a suboptimal approach and require valuable in-house resources to develop and maintain.

ParkMyCloud is taking this burden off the shoulders of developers by offering its core automated instance scheduling functionality to all users, with or without a paid subscription. The account setup process typically takes customers less than 15 minutes. Then users can quickly create automated scheduling policies, so that their non-production resources, such as development, staging, test, and QA, are turned off when they are not needed, such as nights and weekends. A schedule that runs these instances during an 8-hour workday, 5 days a week, and “parks” them the rest of the week, saves 65% of the cost of the instance – all with minimal setup and maintenance time required.

In the new pricing structure, advanced features such as SSO, multi-cloud support, API, audit logs, and reporting will require subscription to a paid tier. The premium features have been added to support companies who are scaling in the public cloud or who need higher levels of governance or security.

The new model gives all new users access to a 14-day trial that allows them to experience all of the premium features. At the end of those 14 days, users can choose to subscribe to the plan that meets their needs.

Customer feedback has been positive regarding the ease of use and savings achieved. “ParkMyCloud has been great for us to reduce AWS costs,” said DevOps Engineer Tosin Ojediran. “We’re better staying within budget now. ParkMyCloud actually really exceeded my expectations. We sent the savings numbers to our CTO, and he said, ‘wow, this is awesome.’ It’s easy to use, it does what it’s supposed to use.”

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Fox, Sage Software, and Infor dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

ParkMyCloud Adds Auto-Scheduling for Microsoft Azure

auto-scheduling for microsoft azureAuto-Scheduling for Microsoft Azure Opens Door for Microsoft Azure Customers to Save Millions

January 24, 2017 (Sterling, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise app for optimizing and reducing cloud spend, today announced that it now supports auto-scheduling for Microsoft Azure in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS). ParkMyCloud launched its “Nest for the cloud” platform in September 2015 to enable AWS customers to automatically turn off idle instances, saving 20-60% on their cloud bills every month. The company has seen rapid customer growth, and customers include companies such as McDonald’s, Sage Software, Neustar, Avid, and Wolters Kluwer.

With Azure, ParkMyCloud significantly broadens its public cloud appeal. AWS has the largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market share at about 30%, while Azure comes in second at 11%. Adding the second-largest provider means that a greater share of public cloud users can now manage and optimize their resources and get savings on their cloud environments. Additionally, ParkMyCloud now supports not only customers who primarily use one provider or the other, but others who have a multi-cloud environment crossing both AWS and Azure.

451 Research Vice President William Fellows commented on the announcement, saying, “After ParkMyCloud’s work in 2016 deepening their functionality in AWS, supporting Azure helps them target this additional market. The single-purpose tool approach helps ParkMyCloud efficiently address the cloud cost control market and Azure customers should appreciate the new opportunity for simple savings.”

“During 2016, our customers saved over $1.6 million on their cloud bills using our innovative approach to cost savings,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “Support for Azure was the top requested feature, so today’s launch will help us drive even bigger growth during 2017 as we become a go-to resource for DevOps and IT users on all the major cloud service providers.”

ParkMyCloud plans to support Google Compute Engine early this year. Following this expansion, ParkMyCloud will broaden its cost-saving offerings to cover databases, storage, and rightsizing.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a simple, single-purpose SaaS tool that enables users to automatically schedule on/off times for their idle cloud computing servers (also known as “parking”). Users save up to 60% on cloud server spend by paying only for the time they actually use to avoid wasted spending. Customers include McDonald’s, Sage Software, Neustar, Avid, Wolters Kluwer and Tristar Medical Group. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

ParkMyCloud Announces “Zero-Touch Parking” for Automated Cloud Cost Optimization

Automation engine from AWS cost optimization leader ParkMyCloud will eliminate wasted cloud spend, making dent in $5.6 billion problem

Sterling, VA, October 24th, 2016 – ParkMyCloud announced that it has released “Zero-Touch Parking” – a first-of-its-kind automation engine that applies start/stop schedules and policies to cloud instances. Zero-Touch Parking is a game-changing addition to ParkMyCloud’s cloud cost optimization platform, as it allows users to “take their hands off the wheel” and let ParkMyCloud apply the parking schedules — automatically.

Up to $5.6 billion is wasted every year on public cloud resources that are not being used during evenings and weekends for development, testing, and staging environments. In its first year, ParkMyCloud’s programmable “light switch” for cloud environments has already saved its customers over $1 million (an average ROI of 1700%). As its reach grows, ParkMyCloud expects this to grow 500% to over $5 million in savings during year 2.

In addition to automated cost savings with Zero-Touch Parking, ParkMyCloud’s new policy engine increases security and eases governance. Administrators can create rules to automatically assign instances to teams of users, and to protect certain instances, such as mission-critical production environments, from accidentally being turned off by users.

“Zero touch parking and the associated policy engine enables ParkMyCloud to take its position as a ‘Nest’ for the cloud cost optimization market using analytics and automation,” said CTO Dale Wickizer. “This new, powerful engine – our most-requested feature – will help our users save a significant amount of time managing their cloud resources.”

Next on the horizon for ParkMyCloud is expansion to support additional cloud providers beyond Amazon Web Services (AWS). ParkMyCloud plans to support Microsoft Azure at the beginning of 2017, with Google Cloud Platform to follow.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a simple, single-purpose SaaS tool that enables users to automatically schedule on/off times for their idle cloud computing servers (also known as “parking”). Users save up to 60% on cloud server spend by paying only for the time they actually use to avoid wasted spending. Customers include McDonald\\\’s, Sage Software, Neustar, Avid, Wolters Kluwer and Tristar Medical Group. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.