When you are thinking about how to optimize cloud spend, there’s a lot more opportunities than just committing to purchase in advance. ParkMyCloud can save you up to 65% on monthly cloud costs.
Shutting down RDS instances is a huge money-saver. Anyone who is looking to implement their own enterprise-grade AWS RDS start/stop scheduler is going to run into many challenges along the way. If you were planning on writing your own scripts for RDS parking, let’s take a look at some of the additional features that ParkMyCloud could provide for you.
Interview: Hybrid Events Group + ParkMyCloud to Automate EC2 Instance Scheduling and Optimize AWS Infrastructure
We talked with Jedidiah Hurt, DevOps and technical lead at Hybrid Events Group, about how his company is using ParkMyCloud to automate EC2 instance scheduling, saving hours of development work.
We have had a lot of conversations with large and small enterprises regarding cloud management and cloud optimization tools. All of them were looking for cost control. While AWS offers recommendations, they require manual efforts to gain the benefits. This is why third party solutions have have seen widespread adoption and include cloud management, cloud governance and visibility, and cloud optimization tools – like ParkMyCloud.
Cloud cost management isn’t just a “should think about” item, it’s a “must have in place” item, regardless of the size of a company’s cloud bill. Specialized tools can help you view, manage, and project your cloud costs no matter which provider you choose.
In today’s IT infrastructure that includes monitoring tools, cloud providers, DevOps processes, and internally-developed applications, webhooks are a crucial way to communicate between individual systems for a cohesive service delivery. Now, in ParkMyCloud, webhooks are available for even more powerful cost control.
Large companies have traditionally had an impressive list of batch workloads, which run at night, when people have gone home for the day. These include such things as application and database backup jobs; extraction, transform, and load (ETL) jobs; disaster recovery...
We’re happy to introduce ParkMyCloud’s new reporting dashboard! There’s now easy to access reports that provide greater insight into information regarding cloud costs, team rosters, and more. Details on this update can be found in our support portal Dashboard Details...
We chatted with Ryan Alexander, DevOps Engineer at Decision Resources Group (DRG) about his company’s use of AWS and how they automate cloud cost savings. Below is a transcript of our conversion. Hi Ryan, thanks for speaking with us. To start out, can you please...
We talked with Travis Rehl, Director of Application and Engineering at Siteworx, about how his team is using ParkMyCloud in conjunction with Atlassian Bamboo automation in order to improve governance and optimize their AWS cloud infrastructure.
We sat down with Josh Anton, CEO of X-Mode, a technology app that has been experiencing rapid growth and rising AWS costs. We asked him about his company, what cloud services he uses, and how he goes about mitigating those costs. Can you start by telling us about...
It’s not hard to start a company but it’s definitely hard to grow and scale a company, so two years later we thought we would discuss trends in cloud computing that shape our growth and vision – what we see and hear as we talk to enterprises, MSP’s and industry pundits on a daily basis.
Photo by Abigail Keenan on Unsplash Growth in the various cloud platforms has become a dinner party conversation staple of those in the tech industry, in much the same way that house price appreciation was in the mid-2000’s. It’s interesting, everyone has an...
We sat down with Brian Park from Real Time Cases to talk to him about his company, how he uses AWS, and AWS free credits. We found out that the AWS startup package is a crucial part of making his business run.
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.
Perhaps you heard that Microsoft recently acquired Cloudyn in order to manage Microsoft Azure cloud resources, along with of course Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and others. Why? Well the IT landscape is becoming more and more a multi-cloud landscape…
Today we’re happy to announce a new chatbot for AWS Slack integration that allows you to fully interact with ParkMyCloud without having to access the GUI. Combined with the recent addition of Notifications in ParkMyCloud, you can manage your continuous cost control from the Slack channels you live in every day!
New on ParkMyCloud: you can now receive notifications about your environment and ParkMyCloud account via email as well as Slack and other webhooks. We’re happy to deliver this user-requested feature, and look forward to an improved user experience. The notifications...
We had a chance to talk to a lot of developers about how to optimize dev instance costs on their personal projects outside of their normal day job. Many choose to use something like Heroku or spin up local VMs just to save some money, even though it might be less convenient – cost trumps convenience when it’s your own money.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) just released a new report on the top cloud computing trends for hybrid cloud, containers, and DevOps in 2017. With this guide, they aim to provide recommendations to enterprises on how you can implement products and processes in your business to meet the top priority trends.
We’re happy to share that you can now park AWS RDS instances with ParkMyCloud! AWS just recently released the ability to start and stop RDS instances. Now, with ParkMyCloud, you can automate RDS start/stop on a schedule, so your databases used for development, testing, and other important resources can be ‘parked’.
Amazon Web Services customers can now schedule Stop/Start for AWS RDS Instances with ParkMyCloud’s Automated Cost Savings Platform. With this tool, businesses can now save more money while using RDS. This is the first parking feature on the market that’s fully integrated with AWS’s recently launched RDS start/stop capability.
Cloud access control policy can be a tricky balance. On the one hand, cloud security is a top concern among many cloud users we talk to. On the other, the ease, flexibility, and speed of the cloud can be sacrificed when users aren’t given the access they need to the resources they use. ParkMyCloud solves this problem.
Now that ParkMyCloud supports AWS, Azure, and Google, we’re starting to see more businesses who utilize a multi-cloud strategy. The question this raises is: why is a multi-cloud strategy important from a functional standpoint, and why are enterprises deploying this...
We’re excited to announce that ParkMyCloud now supports Google Cloud Platform! With ParkMyCloud, you can automate on/off scheduling to ensure your resources are only running when you actually need them. If you use multiple public cloud providers, you can manage them together on a single dashboard.
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...
Amazon Web Services shared that users can now start and stop RDS instances. This is good news for cost-conscious engineering teams. Until now, databases were generally left running 24×7, even if they were only used during working hours for testing and staging. Soon, you can park RDS instances on ParkMyCloud.
Today, we propose a new concept to add to the DevOps mindset: Continuous Cost Control. In DevOps, speed and continuity are king. Continuous Operations, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration. Keep everything running and get new features in the hands of users...
Perhaps your CFO or CTO came to you and gave a directive to save money on Azure. Perhaps you received the bill on your own, and realize that this needs to be reduced. Or maybe you’re just migrating to the cloud and want to make sure you’re set up for cost control in...
DevOps cloud cost control: an oxymoron? If you’re in DevOps, you may not think that cloud cost is your concern. When asked what your primary concern is, you might say speed of delivery, or integrations, or automation. However, if you’re using public cloud, cost should...
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