How it Works

Reduce cloud costs: Stop paying for idle cloud resources

1. Connect

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

2. Manage

Discover and manage all your resources on a single page, across cloud providers.

3. Park

Click to automatically “park” (stop) and start resources based on your working hours – or let SmartParking recommend schedules based on your usage patterns.

Key Features

Custom Scheduling

Choose and create on/off schedules based on your needs.

SmartParking Recommendations

Automatically schedule recommendations based on resource utilization patterns and/or resource names and tags.

Schedule Override

Temporarily override parking schedules to use resources outside of normal hours.

Operational Dashboard

Manage cloud resources across multiple credentials, accounts, regions and providers in a single view.

Policy Engine

Use policies to apply parking schedules and assign resources to user-limited teams.

Reporting

View, download, and email savings reports, organized by teams and credentials.

Users & Teams

Govern user access and define permissions with role-based access controls.

Single Sign-On

Add and govern users using SSO from ADFS, AzureAD, Centrify, Okta, OneLogin, or Ping Identity.

Multi-Cloud/Multi-Resource

Support for AWS/Azure/GCP in a single console. Manage VMs, databases, scale groups, and more.

Public REST API

Easily integrate ParkMyCloud into your CI/CD processes for continuous cost control.

ChatOps

Control your resources and override schedules with Slack and Microsoft Teams bots.

Notifications

Get notified of ParkMyCloud updates & activities via email or in your collaboration tools.

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How Connecting to Your Cloud Provider Works

You connect ParkMyCloud to AWS using an IAM role or an IAM user credential, or to Azure or GCP by creating a dedicated credential. Your cloud resources will be displayed in ParkMyCloud’s single-view dashboard, across all availability zones and any number of AWS, Azure, and/or GCP accounts.

How Parking Works

To “park” your cloud resources, you assign them schedules of hours they will run or be temporarily stopped – i.e. parked. Most non-production resources (dev, test, staging, and QA) can be parked at nights and on weekends, when they are not being used.

How ParkMyCloud Helps Teams with Governance via SSO and RBAC

You can add any number of users to a ParkMyCloud account, organized in teams with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). You can also add and govern users using Single Sign-On (SSO).

How to Maintain Flexibility

Any instance or VM, even when it’s in a parked state, can be immediately started from ParkMyCloud’s UI using our “snooze button.” It temporarily suspends a calendar action if you need to use a parked resource.

How You Get Savings

By parking your cloud resources when you don’t need them, you pay your cloud provider only for the hours you’re actually using. A typical non-production instance is needed for a maximum of 12 hours a day, 5 days a week – which means you can easily save 65%.

How ParkMyCloud Works with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

You can use ParkMyCloud’s policy engine to automatically assign your resources to parking schedules and teams. These policies can be based off of server names, tags, or cloud credential. This automated scheduling takes no time out of your day and ensures that alongside continuous integration & delivery, you’re implementing continuous cost control.

How to Reduce Cloud Waste with ParkMyCloud

What is cloud waste?

Cloud waste occurs when organizations spend money on cloud services they are not actually using. To get an idea of why this happens, think of public cloud like a utility. Just like the electricity or water in your home, public cloud is billed by usage. And like those utilities in your home, cloud resources are by default always running, unless users specifically turn them off.

While waste in your electricity bill comes from leaving lights on when you’re not in the room, public cloud waste comes from servers left running when no one is using them – particularly non-production servers left running at night and on weekends.

When this waste is left unmonitored, it can build up – and when significant portions of the budget are spent on unneeded services, it limits the resources available for more critical uses. This can impose unnecessary strain on limited budgets over months or years.

The problem in the market is huge. According to numbers from Gartner and others, up to $6 billion is wasted on unused cloud services every year.

How to reduce cloud waste

With ParkMyCloud, you now have a simple answer to the question of how to reduce cloud waste. Think of it like “Nest for the cloud” – ParkMyCloud can help you automatically turn off public cloud resources when they are not needed.

Use ParkMyCloud to create policies to automatically apply schedules to your cloud resources to turn them off when not in use, such as nights and weekends. You can even set resources to be parked by default, and have your team log in to ParkMyCloud to “snooze” the schedule when the resources are needed.

Cutting this unused spend can reduce cloud waste significantly. For example, Australian healthcare provider Tristar Medical Group has reduced cloud spend by $240,000 annually using ParkMyCloud.

Contact us to learn more about how to reduce cloud waste automatically in your environment.

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