ParkMyCloud Releases ‘Parking’ to Automate AWS RDS Cost Savings

ParkMyCloud, a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste, now offers ‘parking’ for Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) Relational Database Service (RDS) instances.

With parking, users can automatically put resources on on/off schedules, so they only pay for the hours they’re actually using. This parking feature is fully integrated with AWS’s recently launched RDS start/stop capability.

aws cloud parkmycloudThe savings users can enjoy from parking RDS would be significant. “Adding the ability to ‘park’ RDS is a great enhancement to ParkMyCloud’s platform which already helps us reduce our monthly AWS EC2 spend,” said Greg Austin, Global IT DevOps Automation Manager at RateMyAgent. “It’s actually a feature we’ve asked for, so we appreciate how quickly they were able to get this out the door.”

In addition to AWS, ParkMyCloud also supports Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. As with the RDS Parking enhancement, ParkMyCloud would be adding automated cost savings functionality for services beyond compute across all three providers.

“Our customers made it clear they wanted RDS parking, and we’re happy to deliver it after working with AWS on the integration,” said Jay Chapel, CEO of ParkMyCloud. “We’re focused on continuing to build the best cloud cost control platform in the market, so when our customers speak, we listen.”