AWS EC2 Pricing Options Explained
Jul23

AWS EC2 Pricing Options Explained

Confused about AWS EC2 instance types and AWS EC2 pricing options? In this post we explain some of the ways that it is possible to reduce cloud costs, with a useful video at the end that provides figures demonstrating the cost range for a specific instance type. Instance Types and AWS EC2 Pricing Options AWS offers many different instance types, each suited to a particular range of uses. Within each of those instance types there are...

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Reduce Cloud Costs by Switching Off Idle Cloud Resources
Jul10

Reduce Cloud Costs by Switching Off Idle Cloud Resources

Cloud costs can easily spiral out of control without careful management, although it is easy to reduce cloud costs by not paying for resources that are not being used. Stop idle resources and the cost savings can be considerable. One of the biggest areas of cloud wastage is On Demand resources used for non-production purposes. Resources are spun up for staging, QA, and development. These resources are not needed 24/7/365, yet...

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ParkMyCloud Cloud Cost Optimization Now Available for Alibaba Cloud
Jun28

ParkMyCloud Cloud Cost Optimization Now Available for Alibaba Cloud

ParkMyCloud has announced that its continuous cloud cost optimization platform can now be used by Alibaba cloud customers to turn off idle cloud resources when they are not in use and save a small fortune on their cloud bills. Alibaba Cloud is the largest public cloud provider in China and is attracting increasing numbers of customers in the United States and Europe. Alibaba is currently undergoing a massive international expansion...

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ParkMyCloud Now Allows Azure Scale Sets to be Parked
May31

ParkMyCloud Now Allows Azure Scale Sets to be Parked

Users of ParkMyCloud have long been able to park AWS auto scaling groups, and now it is possible to park scale groups from other public cloud providers. In May 2018, ParkMyCloud added the functionality into its cloud optimization platform to allow users to park GCP Managed Instance Groups. That same functionality has now been extended to Microsoft Azure scale sets, allowing users to easily optimize costs for these groups of Azure...

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ParkMyCloud Incorporates New Microsoft Teams Bot for Easier Cloud Cost Control
May25

ParkMyCloud Incorporates New Microsoft Teams Bot for Easier Cloud Cost Control

ParkMyCloud has incorporated a new Microsoft Teams bot that allows users to fully interact with the ParkMyCloud platform directly through the Microsoft Teams chat window, rather than using the web GUI. This new webhook integration allows a direct notification feed of all ParkMyCloud optimization and cost saving activities to be fed into the chatbot and displayed via the Microsoft Teams channels that users constantly have open. The new...

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ParkMyCloud Now Supports GCP Managed Instance Groups
May19

ParkMyCloud Now Supports GCP Managed Instance Groups

ParkMyCloud has announced it has made several updates to its cloud cost management and optimization platform including the option to park new types of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) resources. GCP managed instance groups are Google’s equivalent of AWS Auto Scaling groups. They use an instance template to create identical groups. Rather than manage each instance separately, any changes that are made to one instance can be instantly...

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Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs
Mar14

Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs

If you are using multiple cloud services from multiple providers and have looked at ways to reduce cloud costs, you will no doubt have been confused by the different terminology used by each provider and differences in cloud pricing models, so here are some cloud pricing tips to help you get a better return on your investment in the cloud and shave money off your bills. Cloud Pricing Tips to Help You Save Money Various surveys on...

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ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend
Jan31

ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend

Use of the cloud has increased considerably in recent years and that trend is likely to continue as more enterprises realize the benefits that can be gained from shifting from in house resources to the cloud. The cloud means greater flexibility, improved scalability, and less expenditure on hardware and hardware maintenance. Even the physical space devoted to housing that hardware can be devoted to profit-making activities. While...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service
Jan16

ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service

ParkMyCloud has announced the launch of a new service to help businesses cut back on their cloud costs and avoid paying for cloud instances that are not in use. The latest release of the ParkMyCloud platform, termed SmartParking, is an automated cloud cost optimization tool that helps businesses turn off cloud instances – and avoid paying for them – when they are not being used. SmartParking looks at cloud utilization data drawn from...

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CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control
Jan11

CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control

The leading cloud service management firm CloudHealth has partnered with ParkMyCloud to combine cloud management with cost control. CloudHealth simplifies the management of hybrid cloud governance, while ParkMyCloud cuts out wastage by automatically switching off cloud resources when they are not in use. One of the problems that organizations face when they migrate to the cloud is their level of consumption increases overtime, and...

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ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners
Jan08

ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners

ParkMyCloud has received a Channel Influencer Award and was named one of the top 25 companies to watch in 2018. The awards program was launched this year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. Channel Partners is the leading provider of news, education and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. Channel Futures helps the architects of the digital revolution manage their...

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ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler
Sep15

ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was launched in 2009, although almost as soon as users started adopting the PaaS, complaints started flooding in from users about the lack of functionality for on/off scheduling. Rather than paying for the service when it was required for development and testing purposes, RDS had to run continuously, with enterprises incurring considerable and unnecessary costs. It took until June 2017 for...

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ParkMyCloud Announces Auto Scheduling Cloud Cost Reduction Tool Works on AWS RDS Instances
Jun20

ParkMyCloud Announces Auto Scheduling Cloud Cost Reduction Tool Works on AWS RDS Instances

Until recently, it was not possible to start and stop RDS instances on AWS, although Amazon has recently introduced the option, allowing users to stop RDS instances when they are not required and only pay for the hours that are needed. After compute, RDS is the next biggest area of cloud expenditure. Typically, RDS accounts for around 15%-20% of cloud costs, which means the ability to only pay for the hours being used means there is...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Auto Scheduling for Google Cloud
Jun06

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...

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ParkMyCloud Added to Avnet Cloud Marketplace
Apr04

ParkMyCloud Added to Avnet Cloud Marketplace

Today, Tech Data Corporation confirmed that its Technology Solutions arm has added ParkMyCloud to its award winning ‘one-stop shop’ for cloud solutions – The Avnet Cloud Marketplace. The new offering is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool that allows customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to eliminate unnecessary cloud spending. The solution allows businesses to schedule on and off times for idle cloud computing...

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ParkMyCloud Starts Providing its Cloud Parking Service for Azure Resources
Jan24

ParkMyCloud Starts Providing its Cloud Parking Service for Azure Resources

ParkMyCloud has developed an innovative cloud parking service that can be used to automatically turn off cloud resources when they are not in use, and turn them on when they are needed, saving companies a small fortune by cutting out cloud expenditure. The Dulles, VA-based startup’s cloud parking service has been available for AWS resources for some time, and now Azure users can also benefit from the cost savings the offered by its...

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ParkMyCloud AWS Auto Scheduling Service Now Supports Multiple Users and AWS Accounts
Mar15

ParkMyCloud AWS Auto Scheduling Service Now Supports Multiple Users and AWS Accounts

ParkMyCloud has announced that its on/off scheduling platform for AWS now supports multiple users and AWS accounts. ParkMyCloud was the first vendor to develop an automated scheduling service that can be used to switch off idle cloud resources to cut out wasted cloud spend. Its platform proved extremely popular with businesses whose cloud costs were spiraling due to them having to pay for resources that were largely unused. Through...

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