Today we have news that both Finance and DevOps folks will appreciate to improve cloud cost governance: ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth have taken our partnership a step further with a first-of-its-kind technical integration. Our products now work together to give you a seamless cloud management experience, with a single place to go for multi-cloud cost management, reporting, and governance. Our goal is to save you time and money, and to improve financial accountability and management processes.
Customers in software, biotechnology, and education have tried it out — and are saving an average of $25,000 per month on their cloud bills and the feedback has been great. They say it’s rare to find integrations between the major platforms they use throughout the day, and this setup is unique.
Melanie Metcalfe, Director of Project Support at Foster Moore, said, “what we need to manage and optimize our cloud environments is cost control, user governance, and detailed reporting. It makes our cloud operations simpler and easier when solutions from different vendors are integrated out of the box, and we’re glad to see CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud making this a reality.“
Here’s what a typical use case might look like if you’re a user of both products:
- You log in to your CloudHealth account and take a quick look at your AWS dashboard.
- You navigate to Pulse -> HealthCheck to find all possible optimizations in your environment.
- On the list, you see ParkMyCloud, indicating that you have savings potential.
- You click that to check out your list of EC2 instances, and find a few with a ParkMyCloud icon to show they’re recommended to park.
- What does this mean? ParkMyCloud has analyzed your resource utilization patterns and automatically created an optimized on/off schedule that can save you money. You just need to apply it.
- You click the ParkMyCloud icon, which takes you to your ParkMyCloud recommendations screen to take action. You can click to accept the parking schedule as is, or modify it (including the option to be more conservative or more aggressive.)
- You go back to check out your CloudHealth reports, which include the data from your ParkMyCloud savings – all able to break down by environment, app, team, and more, for better visibility and cloud cost governance.
The integration is especially exciting as it continues the momentum in the multi-cloud management space kicked off by last week’s news that VMware will acquire CloudHealth to provide multi-cloud operations at a global scale — congrats to the whole team.