ParkMyCloud Launches Auto Scheduling for Google Cloud

ParkMyCloud, the leading provider of solutions to help organizations reduce cloud costs by cutting wastage, has announced its platform now supports auto scheduling for Google Cloud.

ParkMyCloud launched its auto scheduling service for AWS – the most popular on-demand cloud computing platform – in September 2015. The auto scheduling tool helps its customers eliminate wasted cloud spend by automatically turning off cloud resources when they are not required and turning them back on again when they are needed. Many companies end up paying for cloud computing resources that are not needed, such as during weekends, overnight, and on public holidays, as well as during times when they are not in use by their DevOps teams. In 2017, the estimated overspending on the cloud reached $6 billion.

By intelligently scheduling and switching cloud resources on and off, its customers typically save between 20% and 60% on their cloud bills each month.

After a period of fine-tuning the platform, ParkMyCloud redeveloped its on/off scheduler to work on the Microsoft Azure platform and launched the Azure auto scheduling service in January 2017. Helped by significant investment in the fall of 2016, ParkMyCloud then turned its attention to Google Cloud.

ParkMyCloud has now announced that its platform now supports auto scheduling for Google Cloud. Its automated cloud cost saving tool now covers the three leading public cloud providers.

Google is planning a major drive to recruit more enterprises to its cloud platform as it looks to make up ground on Amazon and Microsoft. Bringing the ParkMyCloud platform to Google Cloud was therefore a no brainer. “Google has made enterprises a priority target for their cloud offering this year, so we knew it was imperative that we support these users as quickly as possible,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel.

Currently ParkMyCloud has focused on developing its on/off schedule for compute resources, although now, with the three major players in the market covered, the firm will be looking at developing its cost saving tool for other cloud services, while continuing to refine its platform to make it easier for customers to integrate the cost saving tool with their DevOps processes.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of NetSec.news