Who Uses This Software?

Startups to Fortune 50 companies use ParkMyCloud including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic. Any company with cloud computing resources can use ParkMyCloud.

Average Ratings

66 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.6 / 5
  • Features 4.2 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$3,00/month
  • Pricing Details Tiers start $3.00/instance/month. www.parkmycloud.com/pricing
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • ParkMyCloud
  • http://www.parkmycloud.com
  • Founded 2015

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud, a Turbonomic company, provides an easy-to-use platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 1,000 enterprises around the world - including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic - trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyClouds SaaS offering allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more in

ParkMyCloud Features

  • Access Control
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Cost Management
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Performance Analytics
  • SLA Management
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Workflow Approval
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

ParkMyCloud Most Helpful Reviews

Easy way to save dollars spent on cloud

Reviewed on 2017/10/20
Samantha H.
Software Engineer I
51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on 2019/02/20

UPDATE 2/20/19
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.
-Katy
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Original Response:
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.
-Katy

Great product, wish had more advanced features

Reviewed on 2017/01/24
Reed S.
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Vendor Response

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!
-Katy

Easy to use, great contacts

Reviewed on 2019/10/25
Benjamin K.
Technical Lead
Computer Networking, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Over all we are very happy to use ParkMyCloud. Initial contact with sales was great, support was always able to anwer our questions and the system just works.

Pros: All steps necessary to use ParkMyCloud (in out case with Azure) are well documented and just work.
Setting up schedules is straight forward.
Overall the learning curve isn't very steep, although we didn't use the API yet :)
Well balanced between price and performance.
Although we are in different timezones communication was relatively smooth und quick, our contacts to get everything set up were great and always had an answer.

Cons: We don't use it that long, so there is not a lot we can say what we didn't like. The time difference between Germany and the US might become an obstacle, but we'll see about that.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on 2019/10/31

Hi Benjamin, thanks for your review! Glad you have found value in using ParkMyCloud.

Best,
Nicole

Overall, this product is great at what it does and it saved us from having to code the process.

Reviewed on 2017/10/17
Justin M.
Sr. Linux Engineer
Financial Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Saved thousands per month on a fairly small number of EC2 instances that were costly running 24/7.

Pros: - 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...

Cons: - 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.

Vendor Response

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

Makes it really easy to save money for the person who needs business-hours only instances

Reviewed on 2016/08/22
Benjamin H.
Manager, Quality and Costs
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

Pros: easy to create a sleep schedule
economical
easy to understand

Cons: security policy can be difficult to manage
does not support google
requires time to monitor

Vendor Response

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!

-Katy

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