This year has flown by – and it’s been a big one for ParkMyCloud. Working closely with our customers, we’ve added features and functionality throughout the year to keep you parking, saving and happy! Here are the highlights of what’s changed in ParkMyCloud this year.
January – Start/Stop/Snooze
The “snooze button” has the honor of being ParkMyCloud’s first “most requested feature”. This function allows users to suspend a schedule for a set period, so, for example, you can use an instance on the weekend when it’s scheduled to be parked.
March – Multi-User/Multi-Account
In March, we expanded ParkMyCloud accounts to include multiple user accounts per organization, and introduced user/team structures. This was also the first time you could manage multiple AWS accounts in one ParkMyCloud account.
June – Auto Scaling Group Parking
Auto scaling groups can be parked just like an individual instance – when parked, the minimum, desired, and maximum number of instances are set to 0, so you can “pause” their scale-up times.
September – Resource Group Parking + Speed
In this release, we added the ability to create Logical Groups of resources, which can be parked and managed as a unit, and sequenced for start/stop. The platform was also improved to be 70x faster!
October – Policy Engine/ Zero-Touch Parking
In October, we released the Policy Engine, which allows administrators to create policies to automatically attach or detach parking schedules, assign a “never park” rule to an instance, assign instances to teams, and more.
December – New User Interface
We changed the look and feel of ParkMyCloud’s interface to be more organized and intuitive – and so far the feedback has been positive!
Whew – try scripting all that! (Or don’t.)
We’re looking forward to 2017, which will have more improvements and expansions for ParkMyCloud. In January, we’ll add support for Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine will come after that. We’ll also add the ability to park additional resources, like RDS in AWS. If you have other things you’d like to see ParkMyCloud do in 2017, let us know in the comments below!
Happy holidays and wishing you a joyous new year from the ParkMyCloud team!