ParkMyCloud is a simple, lightweight web app that lets you schedule on/off times (we call it “parking”) for any or all non-production cloud computing resources so that you pay only for the resources you’re actually using—i.e. you would turn test or dev instances off during nights and weekends.
Parkmycloud is a great product to help control costs in the cloud. Setup is relatively easy, and it is light years ahead of anything Microsoft provides natively in Azure. Everyone has servers they do not use consistently, and Parkmycloud will help you reduce costs by resting resources not in use.
What do you dislike?
We have found the reporting capabilities could be improved.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Think about your turn on schedule. Do not turn all servers back on at once, stagger them according to a prerequisite schedule.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are using this to park servers that are not used on the weekends. So far we have saved ~$4,000 a month in Azure costs.
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