Over the long weekend, we pushed out a new release of ParkMyCloud. This new release contains several feature improvements, and sets up the platform for more user-requested features to come. Let’s take a look.
When you next log in – or first log in, if you’re a new user – you will be greeted by a new dashboard. It has a new look and feel, with actions on the left, info on the right.
The old recommendations bar has been revamped into a Keywords tab, which alarms RED whenever there are instances recommended to be parked:
Also notice the “Metrics” and “Policies” tabs – coming soon!
“Always Parked” Schedule
You can now create a parking schedule that parks instances 24/7:
This is great news for users who prefer a parking approach that capitalizes on the “snooze” function.
In this approach, an organization may choose to set all non-production instances on an “always parked” schedule. When developers come in to work in the morning, they can “snooze” the parking schedule on their instances for the length of the workday, for which time they will run. Then, the instances will turn off at the end of the day, maximizing savings. Several of our customers have had great success with the schedule + snooze formula.
This release also improves the search logic functionality. You can now use negation logic in both the dashboard filtering and in the recommendations keywords. Just put a “-“ in front of a search term, and everything not including that term will show up:
Schedule Removal Behavior
We have also changed the behavior for schedule removal. When a schedule is removed, the instance will no longer automatically start. Now it will remain in the state it was in when the schedule was removed.
As always, we welcome your feedback on these updates – please comment below.