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ParkMyCloud Announces SmartParking for Microsoft Azure

By Ken Briodagh March 14, 2018

In a recent release, ParkMyCloud, an enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced that it has released SmartParking for Microsoft Azure, allowing Azure users to automate cloud cost optimization.

The ParkMyCloud platform is designed to help Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform customers save money on cloud resources by automatically integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. ParkMyCloud saves money by scheduling cloud resources to turn off when they are not needed - which they call parking.

The newly released expansion of SmartParking uses Azure Monitor data to find patterns in virtual machine utilization. ParkMyCloud then uses that data to automatically recommend specific parking schedules for each virtual machine to turn them off when they are typically idle. This minimizes idle time to maximize savings on cloud resources.

Using ParkMyCloud’s recommendations, some AWS customers are saving more than 80 percent on the cost of their cloud resources, the company said. Now, Azure user can get the same cost reduction, saving huge portions of cloud spend  that would have otherwise been wasted.

“With this release, we extend the powerful SmartParking technology to Azure, allowing users to optimize their spend and savings,” said Bill Supernor, CTO, ParkMyCloud. “Our AWS customers have been excited about SmartParking, and we’re glad to now deliver it to our Azure users as well.”

ParkMyCloud customer Sysco Foods has more than 500 users across 50 teams using ParkMyCloud to manage their AWS environments. “When I’m asked by a team how they should use the tool, they’re exceedingly happy that they can go in and see when systems are idle,” said Kurt Brochu, Senior Manager, Cloud Enablement Team, Sysco Foods. “To me, the magic is that the platform empowers the end user to make decisions for the betterment of the business.”

ParkMyCloud plans to release SmartParking for Google Cloud in April.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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