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Implementing a Cloud Cost Management Tool

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What do people say when they evaluate and implement a cloud cost management tool? Are they concerned with automation? Projected savings? Or are they interested in the ease of access of the product? An experience that I had when I started with ParkMyCloud shed some light on these questions for me.

One of the first tasks that I was assigned as an intern this summer at ParkMyCloud was to go through our Capterra reviews and pull out some compelling customer quotes that helped answer those questions. What I found interesting in reading the quotes is that what’s important to you depends on the size and type of company, your role in that company, and the outcome you’re looking for. We went back and talked to several of the people who left reviews:

One customer was excited to see how easy it was to start saving with ParkMyCloud:

“Try it out as soon as you can if you’re running on AWS and watch the savings add up!”

-John K. Manager of Solutions Analytics

He even followed up with the long-term savings he was able to get:

“ParkMyCloud is an excellent service that allows us to easily manage our AWS instances so that we’re only paying for our AWS instances when we’re actively using them. We were able to save almost 50% off of our monthly bill after about only 20 minutes of setup!”

-John K. Manager of Solutions Analytics

Other customers were excited about the usability of ParkMyCloud. They viewed it as incredibly important that just about anyone can use the product for cloud cost management, you don’t have to be an IT pro. In fact, it usually only takes around 15 minutes to get going with ParkMyCloud!

“As a tool that you can give to ANYONE in your organization, and have them be responsible for their own AWS costs, it is certainly unmatched. I’ve given it to execs who had no technical ability at all, and told them “here you go – you can only control your specific servers, design a power schedule that works for you”, and they’ve done it with zero assistance.”

-Reed S.

Our role-based access controls that allows multiple members of a team or different teams to dictate their own schedules was worth mentioning by some of our reviewers:

“The ability to distribute rights to groups has made the ability for our teams to take advantage of individual application sleep schedules.”

-Edward P. Software Engineer
So what do people say when they are implementing a cloud cost management tool?  Every CFO says that it needs to happen today, because those cloud bills arent getting any smaller.  Every manager says that the tool needs to make it easy to implement governance on a per-team basis.  Every developer says they need something that works right out of the box without getting in their way.  Whatever your role might be, ParkMyCloud will have you saying Its about time!  Try it out for free today!


About Connor Smith

Connor Smith is a student at Christopher Newport University. He is the summer intern for ParkMyCloud and is assisting in the marketing department!

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