ParkMyCloud Announces “SmartParking” for Google Cloud Platform

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Example of an automatically-generated SmartParking recommendation based on instance usage patterns.

April 3, 2018 (Dulles, VA) — ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that it has released SmartParkingTM for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), allowing GCP users to automate cloud cost optimization.

The ParkMyCloud platform helps customers of the “big three” cloud providers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and GCP, save money on cloud resources by automatically integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. ParkMyCloud does this by scheduling cloud resources to turn off when they are not needed — which they call “parking”.

This expansion of the SmartParking functionality to Google Cloud Platform comes on the heels of the release of SmartParking for Microsoft Azure in March. It uses Google Cloud Platform metric data to find patterns in instance utilization. ParkMyCloud then uses that data to automatically recommend specific parking schedules for each instance, designed to turn them off when they are typically idle. This maximizes savings on cloud resources by shutting the instances down when they are not being used. Using ParkMyCloud’s automated cost-saving technology, individual AWS and Azure customers have saved over $1 million on their cloud bills. Now, Google Cloud users, too, can eliminate wasted spend.

“We are consistently saving $15,000–25,000 a month using ParkMyCloud,” said Bill Gullicksen, Director of IT, QCentive. “It’s the perfect tool for what we needed, and in addition to the automation it also lets us provide access to developers, QA testers, and even data analysts and business folks to turn instances on and off without having to write a bunch of complex policies ”

“We’ve gotten great feedback on SmartParking from our AWS and Azure customers,” said ParkMyCloud CTO Bill Supernor. “Our Google customers have been looking forward to the same optimization opportunities, and we’re happy to deliver.”

Now that SmartParking has been achieved for all three major cloud providers, ParkMyCloud plans to develop cost-savings measures for other services within each cloud provider, and to expand to additional cloud providers.

Originally published at on April 3, 2018.

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