About Skeddly

Skeddly is a cloud automation software to execute scheduled actions, such as backups and snapshots, for Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. With the aim to reduce costs and automate otherwise mundane tasks, Skeddly provides users with various task automation tools, action triggers and cost breakdowns per credential.

In order to automate AWS actions, Skeddly allows users to schedule and trigger actions at defined intervals with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or other customized time frame options. For added security, Skeddly also runs periodic and automatic backup of data including EC2 instances, RDS databases and Redshift clusters. By incorporating automatic snapshots and images of instances and volume periodically, Skeddly provides a baseline from which users can create new instances. Resource tags are added to snapshots and images in order to aid with categorization and archiving.

Users are able to define their own security policies by building a custom Identity Access Management (IAM) policy and only providing Skeddly with the necessary permissions. In order to provide additional security, network connections in and out of the Skeddly network use HTTPS and SSL meaning data is encrypted between user and Skeddly as well as between Skeddly and AWS accounts.

Key benefits of Skeddly

  • Optimize costs by scheduling on/off times for your EC2 instances and running them for only part of the day. Adjust power when they are not needed, for example during the night.

  • Reduce waste with Skeddly’s automatic cleanup tool which deletes old images based on predefined criteria and age. The tool can also automatically clean up unused resources to save money.

  • Register as many AWS access keys and IAM roles as you want and assign actions to credentials. Control login access with the options of full access, read only access, billing only access and execute actions only access.

  • Create federated access using SAML from your existing Identity Providers so you can provision user accounts for team members without having to set up new Skeddly credentials

  • Skeddly includes over 70 different action types for AWS including creating EBS snapshots, rebooting RDS instances, starting WorkSpaces, modifying Amazon S3 objects and many more.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    Gain an overview of completed and upcoming actions with analytics
    Create and schedule actions
    Create personalized IAM policies
    Filter actions by tags and enable or disable tasks with one click
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    Skeddly screenshot: Gain an overview of completed and upcoming actions with analytics Skeddly screenshot: Create and schedule actions Skeddly screenshot: Create personalized IAM policies Skeddly screenshot: Filter actions by tags and enable or disable tasks with one click

    Features

    Total features of Skeddly: 22

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Management
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Authentication
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Backup
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Billing & Provisioning
    • Cost Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • Event Triggered Actions
    • Multi-Campaign
    • Multi-Cloud Management
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Performance Analysis
    • Planning Tools
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5
    (60)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,7/5
    Ease of Use
    4,8/5
    Customer Support
    4,8/5

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    Ken N.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Convenient, reliable, and very inexpensive

    Reviewed on 2018/07/09

    Automated data backups and cost management
    Simplification of system operations
    Quick results,...

    Automated data backups and cost management
    Simplification of system operations
    Quick results, compared to doing it in-house

    Pros

    I've used Skeddly for years, in 4 companies so far, whenever I've used AWS. It makes best practices easy to implement, including backups, disaster recovery, and cost control. The feature list seems to expand every few months, so the value keeps expanding without programming or effort on my part.

    The price is great -- no minimums, and very reasonable per-transaction billing.

    When scheduled tasks are run, notifications can be emailed on success or failure. I also appreciate the way that logs are maintained inside Skeddly, so I don't have to manage their preservation and access.

    While I could program these scheduled tasks myself, I much prefer having a tool that is developed and run independently. It's more reliable; and Skeddly's UI and documentation makes it much easier to delegate responsibility for it, compared to my own programs.

    Cons

    I haven't had any problems with Skeddly in my companies, but I can understand if other companies would prefer to keep these functions in-house. Skeddly is given a role in my AWS account which allows it to do its tasks, and this means that can get information about how my systems are organized. In addition, the log files that it preserves also reveal information about our configurations. It's obviously just a subset of what AWS already knows; but some companies could find it problematic.

    Response from Eleven41 Software

    Thank you so much Ken for your review. I'm glad your finding Skeddly easy to use and that you're getting value from us. -Matt

    Dharam K.
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Allows me to automate and manage my backup and DR plan for my organization at very low cost.

    Reviewed on 2017/12/30

    I have an actual disaster recovery plan at a very low cost, hugely beneficial.

    I have an actual disaster recovery plan at a very low cost, hugely beneficial.

    Pros

    Allows me to automate snapshots of my AWS environment. Because snapshots store data in different data centers, I now have a disaster recovery solution. When I did this with Windows servers and physical locations it could cost 10's or 100's of thousands of dollars, and it was complex and difficult to test. I get a bill from Skeddly for less than a dollar per month and I feel VERY confident that my critical IT systems are protected.

    Cons

    The interface could use some help, it is a LOT better than when I first started using it some years ago, but I still get confused. I don't log into it often, so it takes a few minutes to get the hang of it, and then I'm off and running.

    Response from Eleven41 Software

    Thank you Dharam for this review. I'm glad you're finding great value by using Skeddly. -Matt

    Guilherme J.
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    • Industry: Farming
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    I haven't had any problems with it so far and it has a great value for money

    Reviewed on 2017/05/19

    Costs reduction from not running a amazon instance 24/7.

    Costs reduction from not running a amazon instance 24/7.

    Pros

    I think it has a greate value for money, since the free tier is enough for me. It was also pretty easy to setup my use case.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything that I didn't like when I setup my account or use case. Maybe the request for providing a credit card and not being entirely sure whether I would be charged after a month or not (in my opinion this was not very clear on the terms of use).

    Response from Eleven41 Software

    Hi Guilherme, thank you very much for the review. I do apologize for the billing confusion. We'll definitely use your feedback when working with customers in the future. -Matt

    Nilson S.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best automation of the service Amazon AWS. The simplest and easiest implementation.

    Reviewed on 2018/03/27

    Pros

    Skeddly is so wonderful and works so perfectly, I just do not need to access the web interface. Once you set it to perform the tasks of starting, stopping, making and erasing snapshots it will work so perfectly that you will have quiet days and nights :)

    Cons

    Now, just implement support for Google Cloud. This is not a negative point, but it would be interesting for the future.

    Response from Eleven41 Software

    Nilson, thank you for this review. I am thrilled that you trust in our reliability so much. I hear you about Google Cloud and we're always considering adding more cloud providers in the future. -Matt

    Clay H.
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing product that simplifies my.

    Reviewed on 2018/02/20

    It gives me back time in my day.

    It gives me back time in my day.

    Pros

    Writing maintenance scripts is probably one of my least favorite jobs, so I love products that are the best in the world at doing the things that I shouldn't be. Now every time someone asks me to help them reduce their AWS costs, add snapshots, automate instance start ups and shut downs, etc I show them how they can do it themselves with Skeddly.

    Response from Eleven41 Software

    Thank you very much Clay for your review. I'm glad that Skeddly is saving your time and money, and thank you for all of your referrals. -Matt

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    Skeddly offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$0,15/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Skeddly operates on a pay per use plan. The basic plan is free and then users pay for each action that they use on top of the basics. Pricing starts at $0.15 per action execution and varies depending on the action. Visit the Skeddly website for a specific price list.

    We do not have any information about Skeddly features

    Skeddly has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Skeddly supports the following languages:

    English

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    Skeddly offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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