There’s nothing sleepy about today’s release of one of our most-frequently-requested capabilities: start/stop/snooze. Now, you can start or stop instances with a single click of a button (even if they have parking schedules!)

So what does that mean?

Well, let’s say you’re working late, and need to access instances that are scheduled to be parked. Now with snoozing, you can temporarily suspend the action of a parking schedule, to keep a running instance running longer, or a stopped instance stopped longer.

You can snooze either for a set length of time, say, two hours, or until a set date and time, like tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. So if you’re working at night and your dev parking schedule is about to stop your instances — just snooze the schedule for a few hours, and the parking schedule will resume when you’re done.

You can snooze your instances for a set duration…:

…or until a set date and time:

This is also great when you’re going on vacation — for example, perhaps you’ll be out of town for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Get an extra day of savings while you’re away. Before you leave for the weekend, “snooze” your instances to stop them until you return at 8 a.m. the following Tuesday. It’s that simple.

Try it out for yourself with a free 30-day trial of ParkMyCloud.

Happy snoozing!

About Jay Chapel

Jay Chapel is the CEO and co-founder of ParkMyCloud. After spending several years in the cloud management space, Jay saw that there was no simple solution to the problem of wasted cloud spend - which led him to start ParkMyCloud in 2015. Before that, he spent 10+ years with Micromuse and IBM Tivoli, a provider of business infrastructure management software. After an acquisition by IBM, he led the successful sales integration and subsequent growth of the IBM Tivoli/Netcool business in Europe. He also held several regional and worldwide sales roles in Switzerland, the UK and the US. Jay earned both a BA in Finance and an MBA from West Virginia. Those few hours a month that Jay’s not busy with ParkMyCloud’s growth and success, you can find him on the ski slopes, on the soccer field, or on the golf course often accompanied by his three kids.