ParkMyCloud’s Amazon EKS Scheduling Enables Enterprises to Identify and Eliminate Billions in Wasted Cloud Spend

March 31, 2020 (Dulles, VA) ParkMyCloud, provider of the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, has expanded its public cloud cost optimization capabilities to container technology, starting with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). 

Wasted cloud spend is a significant problem, draining IT budgets in companies of all sizes and across industry verticals. ParkMyCloud reports that cloud waste will exceed $17.6 billion this year, with container spend accounting for $2.7 billion of that, growing by 60% to $4.3 billion by 2022. 

As is the case with compute and database resources, inefficient use of containers can cause significant wasted cloud spend. Sources of waste include: nonproduction pods that are idle outside of working hours, oversized pods, oversized nodes, and overprovisioned persistent storage. 

Since 2015, ParkMyCloud users have reduced cloud costs by identifying idle and over-provisioned compute and databases resources, and programmatically scheduling and resizing them, saving enterprises around the world tens of millions of dollars. Now, that same scheduling is available to reduce EKS costs. Users can set schedules based on working hours and automatically assign those schedules and resources with policy-driven actions. ParkMyCloud recommends schedules for resources based on actual utilization data. 

“Customers have an immediate need to optimize their Kubernetes spend across the three major cloud providers,” said ParkMyCloud Founder Jay Chapel. “There is a significant pain point around growing wasted spend here, which needs to be addressed through automation and data-driven action – and that’s what ParkMyCloud is now providing.”

Following today’s Amazon EKS support release, ParkMyCloud will soon also support scheduling for Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), with cluster rightsizing to follow scheduling.

To get started, public cloud users should visit www.parkmycloud.com/free-trial to start a free 14-day trial of the product and receive recommendations for Amazon EKS resources, as well as compute and database resources in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. 

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud, a Turbonomic company, provides a self-service SaaS platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 1,400 enterprises around the world – including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by tens of millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more information, visit www.parkmycloud.com.

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About Katy Stalcup

Katy Stalcup is the Director of Marketing for ParkMyCloud, where she’s responsible for a wide variety of content development, campaigns, and events. Since ParkMyCloud's founding, she's evangelized its message of simple cost savings and automation (seriously, in the words of one of our customers, "There is literally no reason not to use ParkMyCloud"). Katy is a Northern Virginia native who is happy to contribute to the region’s growing reputation as an East Coast gathering point for technology innovation - particularly as a graduate of the Alexandria, VA Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She also earned bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology from Virginia Tech. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, playing strategy board games, and travel both near and far.