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Case Study: How One FinTech DevOps Team Automates Cost Optimization Using ParkMyCloud

As a DevOps engineer at a FinTech company, Tosin found his resources stretched thin – so when his CTO approached him about a high AWS bill, he needed to find a quick, lightweight way to reduce costs.

Tosin used ParkMyCloud to automate scheduling and reduce his AWS bill by 30%, while governing user access, with minimal setup and maintenance time.

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Thursday November 16th

How to Optimize Costs When Using Blue-Green Deployments

One approach to continuous deployment of applications that has really taken off in popularity recently is the use of blue-green deployments.

The main idea behind this system is to have two full production deployments in existence that are running the last two versions of code, with only the latest version actively in use.  For instance, if the current version of your software is running in your “blue” environment, your next deployment would take place in the “green” environment. When you’re ready to flip the switch, you start pointing users at green instead of blue.

Tuesday November 14th

New 451 Research Report on ParkMyCloud’s Multi-Cloud Scheduling Software

Analyst 451 Research has released a new report on ParkMyCloud, highlighting that “ParkMyCloud continues to build out its multi-cloud scheduling software, maintaining the clean interface but adding functionality with a reporting dashboard, single sign-on and notifications, including a Slackbot for automated parking.” It’s true! We’ve been steadily adding features to ParkMyCloud as our customers ask…

Friday November 10th

Cloud Per-Second Billing – How Much Does It Really Save?

It has been a little over a month since Amazon and Google switched some of their cloud services to per-second billing and so the first invoices with the revised billing are hitting your inboxes right about now. If you are not seeing the cost savings you hoped for, it may be a good time to…

How it works

Reduce Cloud Costs: Stop paying for idle cloud instances & VMs

Think of ParkMyCloud as a programmable on/off switch for your AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud resources – it simply turns them off when you do not need them.



1. Connect

Create a ParkMyCloud account – no credit card required – and connect to your cloud provider.

2. Manage

See all of your resources on a single page.

3. Park

Just click the schedule to automatically “Park” (stop) and start resources based on your working hours.

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Tuesday November 14th

New 451 Research Report on ParkMyCloud’s Multi-Cloud Scheduling Software

Analyst 451 Research has released a new report on ParkMyCloud, highlighting that “ParkMyCloud continues to build out its multi-cloud scheduling software, maintaining the clean interface but adding functionality with a reporting dashboard, single sign-on and notifications, including a Slackbot for automated parking.” It’s true! We’ve been steadily adding features to ParkMyCloud as our customers ask…

Wednesday July 5th

New on ParkMyCloud: Notifications via Slack and Email

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 are divided into system-level notifications and user-level notifications, as outlined below. Administrators: Configure Notifications of…

Tuesday June 20th

New: Park AWS RDS Instances with ParkMyCloud

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’.

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