Who Uses This Software?

Startups to Fortune 50 companies use ParkMyCloud - any company with non-production AWS EC2 instances can easlit leverage ParkMyCloud to reduce spend. Customers include Avid, Neustar, & McDonald's.


Average Ratings

43 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing is per resource per month, starting at $3.00/resource/month.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ParkMyCloud
  • www.parkmycloud.com
  • Founded 2015
  • United States

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a cost-effective, lightweight app that reduces cloud computing costs by by up to 65% in just 15 minutes. ParkMyCloud allows cloud computing customers to pay only for the computing power theyre actually using by scheduling on/off times (also known as parking) for their idle cloud computing services.


ParkMyCloud Features

  • Access Control
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Cost Management
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Performance Analytics
  • SLA Management
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Workflow Approval

ParkMyCloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!

We love it!

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This product is very helpful with maintaining all the AWS instances (for a variety of products). Easy to handle the instances and user friendly.

Cons: It would be nice to have the ability to connect more than one AWS account to my park my cloud.

Also, would like the ability to switch admin accounts easily ( helpful when we need to transfer out an account to the customer after release)

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on October 31, 2017

Hi Anjani, thanks for the review! I believe when you say "connect more than one AWS account", you may be referring to an MSP view where you are managing multiple customers' infrastructure in one ParkMyCloud account - this is something we are looking into for the future. In the case of an individual company using ParkMyCloud, you can connect multiple AWS accounts to a single ParkMyCloud account with any of the paid tiers. We're always happy to help switch admin accounts - if you need assistance please reach out directly. Thanks again for the feedback! -Katy

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Easy way to save dollars spent on cloud

Oct 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on October 23, 2017

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

Excellent Experience: Easy to Use, Powerful, Money-Saving

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I think it is a big missing feature from AWS not having the ability to schedule instances. We leverage this to schedule all of our environments and to even do quick restarts if there is a prod issue requiring that. In the future, we will also leverage it to be able to control when a DR site comes online.

Overall: Cost savings, ability to schedule environments, easy UI to be able to restart instances outside of the AWS console (so we can control who needs/gets access to the AWS console directly).

There isn't anything that I don't like about the software. Everything works great. Roles and rights work great. Scheduling works great. Support for multiple cloud vendors works great. There's very clear UI for indicating savings. New reports are also intuitive and easy to generate.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on October 19, 2017

Keith, thanks so much for the positive review, glad to hear you're getting value from using ParkMyCloud! -Katy

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

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on October 19, 2017

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

ParkMyCloud is a great tool

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great User Interface, simple and sweet

Cons: some of the icons can be made more intuitive...do not use dark/thick colors...

Overall: It was such a great experience utilizing the features of ParkMyCloud...setting up schedules/calendars is such an easy and simple way to associate with our AWS instances...it saves a lot...as the subscriptions are cost centric and optimization is the KEY...

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 02, 2017

Raghavendar, thanks so much for the review! Glad you have had a good experience with ParkMyCloud & thanks for the feedback! -Katy

Easy to use and fast to start up an environment

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: maybe searching and finding the app you want.

Overall: I have used parkMyCloud for over a year now and it is really easy to use. All your environments are on one page and the function of being able to start up an app and stop and app running is easily identifiable and logical. The app starts up within a few minutes and you are away testing or using the app.

Recommendations to other buyers: Yes, cost effective, easy to use. Makes my job as a software tester easier as I have the apps readily available when I need them at a click of a button.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Hi Viv, thanks for your review! Glad you are finding ParkMyCloud helpful. If you have specific suggestions about search we're happy to hear them. Thanks! -Katy

Save money

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: ParkMyCloud cut my AWS bill to a third because it shuts down my VM when it is not in use.
It is very easy to schedule my AWS VM according to my working window.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Hi Matthew, thanks for the review, and glad you've gotten savings by using ParkMyCloud! -Katy

Easy user interface and clear to understand.

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use.

Overall: The use of ParkMyCloud allows us to have a clear picture of our infrastructure, the number of resources being used, and when would it make sense to have down time based on the different locations, and more important the potential savings that we can have.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Hi Marcio, thanks for your review and glad you have found ParkMyCloud useful. -Katy

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Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall easy to us. Only issue is there is no way to suspend ASG so machines are not rebuilt when shut down

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Hi Brian, thanks for your review. We're sending an email separately regarding ASGs. Thanks! -Katy

Cost optimization simplified

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: scheduling and UI

Cons: NA

Overall: when we were first introduced to Park my cloud, I have really appreciated the ease of setup based on Tags and the interface was very innovative and lucid to understand. the real time UI of showing up the actual savings are true reflection of the amount you are saving , which is quite appreciable as calculation based on manual is quite cumbersome as it involves many loose ends. the variety of schedules are really a quite relief as we an schedule it as per our convenience.

Recommendations to other buyers: definitely beenficial

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Jyostna, thanks for your review, glad you have found ParkMyCloud useful! -Katy

Great service that saves us a ton of money!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use

Cons: We don't have any complaints!

Overall: ParkMyCloud is an excellent service that allows us to easily manage our AWS instances so that we're only paying for our AWS instances when we're actively using them. We were able to save almost 50% off of our monthly bill after about only 20 minutes of setup!

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out as soon as you can if you're running on AWS and watch the savings add up!

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

John, thanks so much for your review! -Katy

Working great!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I love it, it's been really helpful to measure my AWS settings, I don't know how I used to like with PMC.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on February 01, 2017

Gustavo, thanks so much for the review, glad you are having a good experience! -Katy

Excellent and useful tool for business

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Pro-active things like tasks scheduling for cloud premises.

Cons: Nothing!

Overall: It's an awesome tool for cloud infra which can handle many important tasks without any assistance during peak/off business hours. It could be very useful tool for cost maintaining and some automated or pro active things as well.

Recommendations to other buyers: Integrating with AWS would be better :)

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 26, 2017

Hi Abhilash, thanks for the review! I'd like to hear a little more about your comment "integrating with AWS would be better" - I will send an email to follow up. Thanks! -Katy

it is a great tool to monitor the vm status. very easy to schedule the servers to run and stop.

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to learn
Easy to access
Preparing the schedule is so easy

Cons: Sometimes the servers are not starting/stopping even after the scheduled time
UI look can be more improved

Overall: The park my cloud gives the user a very friendly access to make the servers scheduled according to the requirement. we have defined all our servers got scheduled with the park my cloud.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 25, 2017

Hi Saikrishna, thank you for the review! If you are having problems with servers not starting/stopping as scheduled, our Support team can take a look. I'll send you an email to follow up. -Katy

Very nice system

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Amazing experience so far. I like what you did in one of your last releases. I mean the grouping functionality. It really helps

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Leo - thanks so much for the review! Glad you've had a good experience with ParkMyCloud! -Katy

Great Tool to reduce AWS monthly costs

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It's simple to use and we are saving around 40% of the monthly bill of AWS for 1 US dollar. You can choose the schedule for your server with a simple diagram.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Thanks for your review, Omar! -Katy

Good solution for suspending instances

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, easy to set schedule

Cons: Could use a bit more functionality.. but overall what is there does the need.

Overall: We use ParkMyCloud to help reduce costs for our cloud environment. The interface makes it pretty easy to set a schedule and turn off machines off hours.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Kevin - thanks for the review! We're happy to discuss your functionality needs - I'll send you an email to follow up. -Katy

Great product, wish had more advanced features

Jan 24, 2017
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 January 24, 2017

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

Great Support/Great UI

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and the intuitive UI as well as the ability to automaticlly schedule my instances to save me money

Cons: I would like for the view of of my resources to be bigger so I can see more of my resources and policies

Overall: The UI is very intuitive as well as great support from the vendor when having issues. ParkMyCloud has been very open when we give them feedback as well as features we would like to be implemented it.

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Paul, thanks so much for the review! -Katy

Park My Cloud helps non-IT folks manage costs in Amazon

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have found park my cloud to have a very intuitive UI. It allows project mangers to keep a close watch on their instances and ensure that schedules are set up of up/down time to manage costs effectively!

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for the review, glad you have found ParkMyCloud useful! -Katy

do you wanna park your cloud???

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: its not long that I have tried ParkMyCloud.. looks pretty simple and easy to use. need to explore more on the features and check if using it will save money or not

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Pankaj, thanks for the review. We hope that you'll find it helps you save money - and we're happy to discuss. If you'd like to walk through with us, please reach out. -Katy

Park my cloud - best thing to save money - look no more!

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Web interface, easy to use, the concept of reducing cost

Cons: I can't think of anything

Overall: We have been using Park My Cloud for over a year now and we are so happy about the service and we have saved a lot of money, part of the reasons is the automated schedules to avoid computing during non business hours. we are very happy!

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you observe your cloud behavior, by scheduling the right times it could save you more than you think

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Ricardo, thanks so much for the review! Glad you and your team are happy with using ParkMyCloud! -Katy

Great Experience

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: GUI, agentless

Cons: needs other admin functionality

Overall: The features and ease of use fastly became one of the easiest ways to manage the start/stop states of aws instances, and the feature that allowed an instance to be up X number of hours outside schedule was awesome. Would be cool if you could manage that from the AWS console like with a tag you could throw on quick to bypass the schedule without having to login to the PMC console

Recommendations to other buyers: keep expanding on functionality and keep in mind that all users want to automate all builds, make it so we can add schedule to an instance without having to login into another console

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Jesse, Thanks so much for your review! I want to make sure you know about a) our automated policy engine, so if you do have tags from the AWS console you can set rules to automatically put those on schedules, and b) our API, which does allow you to add schedules to instances without logging in to the ParkMyCloud console. Hope those will help. I'll send you an email to follow up! -Katy

ParkMyCloud

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's versatile and is extremely easy to use. The GUI interface has been much improved from earlier models.

Cons: RDS sleeping would be a huge advantage.

Overall: Park My Cloud is a unique product that has great potential to reduce cost savings in the cloud. The ability to distribute rights to groups has made the ability for our teams to take advantage of individual application sleep schedules.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 24, 2017

Hi Edward, thanks for the review! I want to let you know that we do plan to add RDS parking later this year - we'll let you know when that's released. -Katy

Excellent UI

Jan 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: AWS is easy to access. The UI is very user friendly. I like Park My Cloud console, it has everything I need at the touch of a button.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 18, 2017

Hi Rajkumar, thanks for the review, glad you are finding the product easy to use! -Katy

ParkMyCloud just works!

Jan 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: ParkMyCloud does exactly what you want it to do - provide an easy to use GUI on top of Autoscaling Groups and several other key EC2 features. It just works!

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 18, 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Ben! -Katy

Sherlynn PMC review

Jan 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity and directness of the interface

Overall: What is nice about the PMC is the simplicity, direct and user friendly interface.
What needs to improve are what more can PMC offer as a functionality that they can save for cloud systems.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 18, 2017

Hi Sherlynn, Thanks for your review! We're always happy to discuss specific functionality recommendations you have - please let me know if you'd like to discuss further. Best, Katy

Nice tool allowing to control your AWS costs

Jan 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Easy to use tool which allows you to control your AWS instances. Has space for improvement in selecting the right schedule but overall has good value for money.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 20, 2017

Tomas, thanks so much for the review. If you have any specific suggestions about schedule selection, please reach out - we'd be happy to hear them! Best, Katy

ParkMyCloud is AWESOME!!

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: ParkMyCloud is a fantastic service that is easy to use and provides an excellent way for us to manage our environment in AWS.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 18, 2017

Anthony, thanks so much for your review! -Katy

Great product with very responsive customer support

Jan 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: ParkMyCloud is a fantastic product which has helped our organization save a lot of money and is very easy to use. The customer support has been amazing and very responsive even for our demanding needs. Our suggestions are also taken onboard which makes us feel very valued.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Bobby, thanks for your review! We're so glad to have Foster Moore as a customer and always happy to work with you! -Katy

Standard EC2 Scheduler

Jan 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Saves a lot of money

Cons: Annoying to log in to another service!

Overall: For heavy duty solutions, you're going to be better off writing your own scripts that turn off and on instances, but this definitely gets the job done if you don't have time or resources to do that. Their UI is not the most beautiful, and it's a little frustrating having to log in to another service, but no doubt it saves a lot of money if used properly

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Colin, Thanks for the review. We're interested to see your comment that writing in-house scripts will be better for "heavy duty solutions". Many of our customers (including our largest) switched from writing scripts to using ParkMyCloud and between the team/user/AWS credential management, easy way to "snooze" schedules for use of instances outside of normal hours, savings reports, and other featuers provided by ParkMyCloud, they prefer using PMC to their own solutions. So since you have a different opinion, we'd definitely like to hear your feedback - I'll send you an email to follow up. -Katy

Feature / Functionality Updates: Primary Logical Grouping and Access

Jan 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: manageability for enterprise and LDAP/SSO intergration

Overall: We are using the product in our Commercial Bank LOB. I was on the team directly looking to socialize this product out to our org and assure it would be able to scale from a management perspective. There are some features/functionality changes we would love to see implemented to better suit our needs/requirements. I think the biggest change would be a better way to associate and group instances into logical groupings AND allow those groupings only to groups (teams) of users. Also, another big update needed is LDAP/SSO integration.; this is huge for us. Managing separate logins is painful for our organization and doesn't align with enterprise architecture.

After conversations around this product, my co-worker has taken the lead on managing PMC in our area and would love to have him connect w/ the team that could implement some F/F updates. -If he hasn't already...

Thanks!

Jarrett Fosberg
Cloud/DevOps Engineer
504.444.1111

Recommendations to other buyers: mentioned in previous responses

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Jarrett, thanks for the review. I'll send you an email regarding the feature & functionality requests for your team - we are happy to chat with about your needs & the product roadmap. Regarding LDAP/SSO, this is coming very shortly - within a few weeks. As for the logical groups, you can assign a logical group to a team - I'll include more info in that followup email. Best, Katy

Simple but useful

Jan 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Overall: It's a simple but easy to use the product. It didn't take too much time to learn. No manual needed. I like the feature to start the 8nstamce for a couple hours. It will stop automatically.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Wen pang, thanks for your review. I'm glad you've found ParkMyCloud easy to use. If you have any other specific feedback, we're happy to hear it. Thanks, Katy

ParkMyCloud

Jan 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We don't have to worry about whether the ec2 is running on the time when it is not supposed to.

Cons: As I said in the review...sometimes the status of ec2 shows as running even when the ec2 is not running

Overall: It's pretty good. But I saw sometimes the status of my ec2's as running when the schedule was "on" and my ec2 is not actually running. Not sure this is a bug or is it like. Since the schedule is in "on" state, irrespective of ec2 running or not, the status shows as running. This was little confusing. Other than I had no issues with PMC.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's pretty good. I was using for EC2's. I'm not sure whether we can use PMC for ECS. if not it would be a good idea to add this option.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

We discussed Ghana's comments with him and confirmed that the issue he mentioned in this review was resolved several months ago - so current/future users, not to fear! The instance status shown in ParkMyCloud will always be up-to-date with the instance's actual status (even if you, say, stop the instance via the AWS console rather than via ParkMyCloud.) Ghana, thanks again for your feedback! -Katy

My Own Review

Jan 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to access and Use

Cons: Should be easier in setting time limits for a bunch of instances. Dynamically should be able to select time instead of creating Zones.

Overall: It is a fantastic tool undoubtedly. But setting time for a bunch of instances can be provided better.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Prakash, thanks for your review. I'd like some clarification on your comment - I'll send an email to follow up. Best, Katy

Great Product

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy setup
Adding new accounts is a breeze
Easy to navigate

Cons: Scheduling not repeatable on individual accounts, a lot of clicking to setup the schedules

Overall: I found this very easy to use. Configuration was a little wonky in that I could not just do a copy/ repeat for consecutive days that would be on the same schedule. Clicking all the individual boxes for an entire weeks worth of scheduling is tedious, but not a game stopper. Really like the product and its user friendliness. Price is spot on.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are new to the cloud and want a fast easy way to setup scheduling to help you save money, this is the product you should be using.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi George, thanks for the review! Sorry you found the schedule configuration difficult, we hope to make this easier in the future. (For future reference, you can actually click the day of week or hour of day header to select/deselect a whole row or column at once.) Also could you clarify your comment "Scheduling not repeatable on individual accounts, a lot of clicking to setup the schedules" - I want to clear up any usage issues you may have! Thanks again, Katy

It Works but it's not great (yet)

Jan 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It works and helps our company save money but for a large account we need more advanced features available ina n easier to use interface. Good start though in a few years this should be really good.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Martin, thanks for the review. We're always happy to discuss specific features that would be helpful to your company - I'll send you a private note to discuss. -Katy

Maintenance of cloud at one place

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and maintain cloud at one place

Cons: Need some enhancement to include new features which is out of the box

Overall: Overall experience with ParkMyCloud is very good, nice to have everything at one place and easy to handle without any complication.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Raju, thanks for the review and glad you've had a good experience so far. Could you elaborate on your comment "need some enhancement to include new features which is out of the box" ? We'd be happy to discuss with you. -Katy

Simple service makes scheduling instances easy

Jan 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does one thing and does it well. It is priced low enough that it is a no-brainer if you have a few instances that are only required at a certain time.

Cons: So far I have a feature request to be able to scale down auto scaling groups to a specific number instead of 0, for times when I know traffic will be low.

Overall: The interface is rather simple and straightforward, so it's easy to jump right in and start scheduling your instances. With the ability to group instances together and allow developer access to spin things back up, it's trivial to have development environments on demand!

Recommendations to other buyers: They offer a good free trial, so check it out and see how much money you could save!

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on January 17, 2017

Hi Taylor, thanks for your review and glad you've found the product useful. We do plan to add the feature you've requested (ability to scale auto scaling groups down to a specific number rather than 0) later this year. Thanks for noting this, we appreciate the feedback. -Katy

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

Aug 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on August 23, 2016

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

Great way to manage our AWS account and reduce monthly bill

Aug 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple user interface and quick to create schedules.

Cons: Would like to be able to control RDS instances from within the platform.

Overall: Allows the company to manage our use of AWS EC2 and schedule our instances based on our company needs. Simple tool which is used by people across the company and helped us save thousands of dollars each month.

Recommendations to other buyers: None

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on August 19, 2016

Thanks for reviewing! RDS support is on the roadmap!

There is no reason not to use ParkMyCloud

Aug 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use, Very simple UI and good user experience
Quick, effortless savings
"Fire and Forget" - once you set your calendar, you do not need to worry about it anymore.
No need to write scripts and worry about updating them

Overall: As a company that works with many start-ups, we put everyone of them on ParkMyClout as a way to save their operational cost.

ParkMyCloud is really Fast and Easy to setup.

And it really does save 50% - 60% of the non-production servers cost.

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on August 19, 2016

Thanks for the review, appreciate it!

Excellent Tool!

Aug 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multiple AWS Accounts
Uses IAM Roles for Authentification
Supports multiple Teams and Users

Overall: Great Tool, very simple and very easy and it does exactly what it should do in a professional way .

Vendor Response

by ParkMyCloud on August 16, 2016

Thanks for the review!