Who Uses This Software?
Startups to Fortune 50 companies use ParkMyCloud, including McDonalds, Sysco Foods, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software. Any company with cloud computing resources can use ParkMyCloud.
Average Ratings62 reviews
- Overall 4.5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4.5 / 5
- Features 4 / 5
- Value for Money 4.5 / 5
- Starting Price US$2,00/month
- Pricing Details Tiers start $2.00/resource/month. www.parkmycloud.com/pricing
- Free Version Yes
- Free Trial Yes
Cloud, SaaS, Web
- Founded 2015
ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that automatically identifies and eliminates public cloud resource waste, reducing spending by 65% or more think Nest for the cloud. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud users such as McDonalds, Sysco, Unilever, Fox, and Sage Software have used ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spending by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud helps companies like these optimize and govern cloud usage by integrating cost control into their DevOps processes.
- Access Control
- Billing & Provisioning
- Capacity Analytics
- Cost Management
- Demand Monitoring
- Multi-Cloud Management
- Performance Analytics
- SLA Management
- Supply Monitoring
- Workflow Approval
ParkMyCloud Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 2017/10/20
Easy way to save dollars spent on cloud
Comments: We had a reduction in cost due to the fact our instances were no longer running 24/7. While we could have scheduled the instances ourselves it would take additional engineering cycles to do the work. We have limited resources available so this is a major consideration when picking tasks.
Pros: The incredibly easy to use interface. Rather than spend time creating scripts and functions to start and stop our EC2 instances, we can open the ParkMyCloud application and set the schedule for the instance I only want running for a limited timeframe. If you label your instances well then there is no reason that anyone in your organization couldn't manage the schedules for your cloud servers.
Cons: The only negative for me has been the fact that GovCloud is not supported. Many of our workloads run in the region and it would be very beneficial for us to have them included in the application.
by ParkMyCloud on 2019/02/20
Hi Samantha - I want to let you know that we do now support AWS GovCloud! Please email us at [email protected] to get set up.
Hi Samantha, thanks for the review and glad you are saving money using ParkMyCloud. We are looking into supporting GovCloud in the future and will keep you posted. If you have any other questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out directly.
Reviewed on 2017/01/24
Great product, wish had more advanced features
Comments: I really appreciate the value that ParkMyCloud brings to us - it has saved us at least $/month since we started using it. I do wish however that the tools for analyzing sizing were more comprehensive - several competitors have agent-based models that analyze local instance usage and can give AWS sizing based on that, which seems to be a major feature that's lacking in ParkMyCloud. During a recent review, a competitor's product recommended an additional $/month in savings by shrinking AWS instance sizes, something ParkMyCloud doesn't presently have the ability to calculate effectively. However, as a tool that you can give to ANYONE in your organization, and have them be responsible for their own AWS costs, it is certainly unmatched. I've given it to execs who had no technical ability at all, and told them "here you go - you can only control your specific servers, design a power schedule that works for you", and they've done it with zero assistance. I do think it's a serious "miss" that you don't have the ability in the UI to specify which EC2 instances you do and don't want ParkMyCloud to manage (and thereby have to pay for). If you have instances that are always running, and you're happy with their sizing and not interested in analyzing those, it doesn't seem like you should have to pay ParkMyCloud for managing them.
by ParkMyCloud on 2017/01/24
Hi Reed, thanks so much for your review!
We are actually planning to add rightsizing functionality this year, and would like to get your input about this feature - I'll send you an email regarding that.
Regarding your last point, we determined that customers appreciate being able to see and manage all instances in a single dashboard, and built the pricing model around this assumption - so the cost per instance per month is lower than it would be if we charged only per instances parked. Additionally, some customers choose to separate instances into different AWS accounts based on whether they plan to manage those instances in ParkMyCloud or not. Thanks for your feedback on this!
Reviewed on 2017/10/17
Overall, this product is great at what it does and it saved us from having to code the process.
Comments: Saved thousands per month on a fairly small number of EC2 instances that were costly running 24/7.
- Very easy and seamless to integrate into current AWS account.
- Saved money per month after implementing a business hours schedule, all with a simple click of a button
- You can team up accounts for user permissions
- Supports multiple cloud accounts
- Nice looking reports, although data could be skewed from static costs
- The ability to snooze an instance for maintenance is great. We can have vendors control instance status without intervention.
- Quick response on turning on/off an instance and maintaining that state if the change was done within AWS console itself.
- Nice inventory/details of each instance such as IPs, instance type, instance ID, block devices, etc...
- Charges for all ec2 instances whether in use or not. May have to craft special IAM permissions to limit the instances it bills on.
- Projected/Actual savings is a bit off due to static costs, not considering if the instance includes SQL licensing
- Can't forcibly shutdown an instance on errors, although AWS console supports this by issuing two shutdown commands.
by ParkMyCloud on 2017/10/19
Hi Justin, thanks for the review! Glad to hear you're getting value out of ParkMyCloud. We're always happy to hear feedback so don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. -Katy
Reviewed on 2016/08/22
Makes it really easy to save money for the person who needs business-hours only instances
Comments: The product was relatively new when we started. This meant we hit some bugs and had some feature deficits. PMC was great at getting the issues fixed quickly, and communicating new features that we were waiting for. They even reach out when they see problems with our account. We could not use it as widely as we had hoped, but it works well when we use it.
easy to create a sleep schedule
easy to understand
security policy can be difficult to manage
does not support google
requires time to monitor
by ParkMyCloud on 2016/08/23
Hi Benjamin, thanks for writing a review! We appreciate your business & ongoing feedback you provide as a customer.
I do want to comment on a few things you mentioned. We will be adding support for Google Compute (and Microsoft Azure) in the near future - first half of 2017. Also, time to monitor should be reduced once we have external notifications (email, etc.) in place. Regarding the security policy which we've discussed offline, we're in communication with AWS on ways to make this simpler to manage.
Again, thanks so much for taking the time to review, and as always, please reach out with any questions or feedback!
Reviewed on 2017/10/17
Excellent Experience: Easy to Use, Powerful, Money-Saving
Comments: Cost savings, ability to schedule environments, easy UI to be able to restart instances outside of the AWS console (so we can control who needs/gets access to the AWS console directly). There isn't anything that I don't like about the software. Everything works great. Roles and rights work great. Scheduling works great. Support for multiple cloud vendors works great. There's very clear UI for indicating savings. New reports are also intuitive and easy to generate.
Pros: I think it is a big missing feature from AWS not having the ability to schedule instances. We leverage this to schedule all of our environments and to even do quick restarts if there is a prod issue requiring that. In the future, we will also leverage it to be able to control when a DR site comes online.
by ParkMyCloud on 2017/10/19
Keith, thanks so much for the positive review, glad to hear you're getting value from using ParkMyCloud! -Katy