Elaina Fortney

Marketing Manager and Freelance Copywriter

With 5+ years of experience writing content for small businesses, I offer you professionalism, timely delivery and quality content. I've worked with clients across all industries from technology to health and wellness. 

As a full-time marketing manager, I also bring a passion for audience engagement and a wealth of knowledge in marketing analytics that will take your content to the next level and drive measurable results. 

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Sponsored Content News & Topics

WTOP News delivers the latest local news, traffic and weather information to the Washington, D.C. region. Federal News Network covers the latest issues and breaking stories within the U.S. government that affects federal employees and their communities. Articles concerned client-sponsored content with an editorial spin. 

10 must-have car accessories this holiday season- just in time for Cyber Monday!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and soon enough holiday shopping will be in full swing. Treat yourself to one of these must-have car accessories, perfect for your morning commute or family car rides to see relatives this holiday season. From your commute to work, weekend excursions or trips to see relatives during the holidays, it’s likely you’ll be spending a lot of time in the car. Enjoy your driving experience with these must-have car accessories!

Adding Zero Trust as a cybersecurity, IT modernization capability

As federal data and applications migrate to the cloud, expanding accessibility to a growing list of devices and users, federal networks face ever-increasing vulnerability to cyber threats. The security concept of Zero Trust has quickly gained traction as not just a possibility, but a necessity for mitigating cybersecurity risks alongside IT modernization. The concept is simple in theory – no person or location should be trusted by default, even if they are inside the network perimeter.

Blog Content: Cloud Computing

ParkMyCloud is a startup in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry. Content concerned cloud services, cloud costs, automation, and DevOps.

How to Optimize Cloud Spend with

The focus on how to optimize cloud spend is now as relentless as the initial surge was to migrate workloads from ‘on-prem’ to public cloud. A lot of this focus, and resultant discussions, were in regards to  options related to the use of Reserved Instances (RI’s), Spot Instances,or other pre-pay options. The pay-up-front discount plan makes sense  when you have some degree of visibility on future needs, and when there is no ‘turn-if-off’ option, which we here at ParkMyCloud call “parking”.

Reduce RDS Costs with

Thanks to the ability to shut down instances with a start/stop scheduler, users of Amazon’s database service can finally save time and reduce RDS costs. Until June 2017, the only way to accomplish this feat was by copying and deleting instances, running the risk of losing transaction logs and automatic backups. While Amazon’s development of the start/stop scheduler is useful and provides a level of cost savings, it also comes with issues of its own.

Launches App to Meet Demand for Mobile Cloud Cost Optimization

November 8, 2017 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today the release of a new iOS app that allows users to park idle instances directly from their mobile devices. The app makes it easy for ParkMyCloud customers to reduce cloud waste and cut monthly cloud spend by 65% or more, now with even more capability and ease of use.

Three Big AWS re:Invent Announcements from 2017

AWS re:Invent announcements were in full swing at the conference last week. In addition to all the sessions, workshops, pub crawl, DJ-spinning and all sorts of educational experiences and entertainment options, the technology announcements are really what drive the buzzl. While it’s impossible to cover them all, we picked three big announcements from this year’s AWS re:Invent that will certainly be game-changers.

Amazon’s EC2 Scheduler - How Does it Compare with ?

Amazon recently announced updates to their EC2 scheduler, responding to the already-answered question: “How do I automatically start and stop my Amazon EC2 instances?” Been there, done that. ParkMyCloud has been scheduling instances and saving our customers 65% or more on their monthly cloud bills from Amazon, Azure, and Google since 2015. It looks like Amazon is stepping up to the plate with their EC2 scheduler, but are they?

Why is the leader in Automated Cloud Cost Control - It’s About the Platform: 2017 Year in Review

2017 was a big year for ParkMyCloud and automated cloud cost control. From working closely with our customers and understanding industry trends, we continued to strengthen and grow our cloud cost control platform, continuously innovating and adding new features to make ParkMyCloud easier to use, more automated, and continue doing what we do best: saving you money on your cloud costs. Here are the highlights of what improved in ParkMyCloud during 2017.

Reviews - Customer Video Testimonials

A few weeks ago at the 2017 AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to meet some of our customers at the booth, get their product feedback, and a few shared their ParkMyCloud reviews as video testimonials. As part of our ongoing efforts to save money on cloud costs with a fully automated, simple-to-use SaaS platform, we rely on our customers to give us insight into how ParkMyCloud has helped them. Here’s what they had to say.
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Blog Content: IT/Tech Employment

The Princeton Group is an IT/tech staffing firm based in New York. Content concerned employment in the technology sector with a focus on the New York area.

Top trending technologies and careers of 2018!

When it comes to the job market, technology is the place to be. Among the top 20 most promising jobs of 2017 according to LinkedIn Data, 12 of the positions were in tech - more than half! The growth of the tech industry has attracted job candidates to the point where people are choosing to switch career paths completely, with top reasons including a stronger career path, higher salaries, and better access to opportunities within their organization.

Blog Content: Lifestyle

Radova Lifestyle is a prominent lifestyle studio in the Washington DC area. Articles concerned body contouring, skin treatments, health, and plant-based diets.

The Power of Oatmeal

A Natural Treatment for Skin Ailments (and more?) It’s no secret that oatmeal is good for the skin. Most of us remember contracting the chickenpox virus as a child, and the benefits of an oatmeal bath, which is still a common remedy for soothing extensive skin itchiness and irritation. While oatmeal has already been recognized as a natural topical treatment for dry skin, bug bites, and more, recent studies indicate that oatmeal has even greater healing power than we thought previously.

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