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PowerDown lowers your cloud costs by automatically powering down idle servers, databases and containers.

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What Does PowerDown Do?

PowerDown stops idle servers, databases and containers. In many organizations, a large number of cloud resources are not required 24x7 and are only required for a small percentage of time. While it is possible to manually turn off idle resources, doing so repeatedly at scale has too much overhead. It is difficult to exactly determine when cloud resources are needed for globally dispersed teams with changing resource needs. Consequently, many cloud resources are left powered up when they are actually not needed.

How Does PowerDown Save?

PowerDown is a cloud optimizer that will power down idle resources 24x7, 365 days a year. PowerDown combines the availability needs of all your users to create a single, dynamic schedule that adapts to changing needs.

What is Unique about PowerDown?

Powering down resources seems like a simple problem and it is certainly possible to create trivial cron job scripts that will turn servers on and off. However, there are two tougher problems that must be solved.

How to Determine if the Resource can be Powered Down?

Modern DevOps teams are often geographically dispersed and work overlapping or irregular work hours. Some work from home, some in other cities and some in different timezones. PowerDown makes it easy for all users to simply state what their resource requirements are. PowerDown then uses dynamic schedules that continuously combine all user resource requirements into a unified dynamic schedule that will satisfy all users and minimize the cloud spend.

How to Control Entire Environments with One Command?

DevOps environments typically contain many servers, databases and containers. Powering up a dev or test environment requires many resources to be powered up in sequence. If done manually, this can be error prone and team members will quickly tire of the process. PowerDown groups resources into high-level environments like test and prod so you can power up and down an entire environment with a single command.

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CLI

Of course, there is a CLI tool for the swift to type.

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Kick the Tires

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