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In May, we introduced the beta release of our fully managed platform, Kubecost Cloud™. The initial trial exceeded our expectations and Kubecost Cloud was adopted by hundreds of teams to meet their Kubernetes and cloud cost monitoring needs. Today, we are thrilled to announce the general availability of Kubecost Cloud at Google Cloud Next. Our new multi-tenant SaaS solution provides the same great cost visibility and optimization as our self-hosted Kubecost, but with little to no on-going time commitment needed from engineering teams. Kubecost Cloud gives businesses the clarity they need into their cloud costs so they can make informed data-driven decisions to reduce waste.

What is Kubecost Cloud?

Kubecost Cloud is a fully-managed SaaS platform with only a light-weight agent running locally on your Kubernetes clusters, and supports unlimited clusters across major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, and on-prem. It allows you to gain real-time cost visibility, optimize spend, and make informed decisions with ease. Some of Kubecost Cloud’s powerful features include:

  • Unified cost monitoring: Kubecost Cloud visualizes all your cluster costs across several monitoring dashboards and Kubernetes concepts, so you can gain deep visibility into allocation calculations. We also handle scaling the data processing and storage systems to meet your needs, big or small.
  • Savings insights: Make use of savings recommendations for right-sizing for your requests, nodes, and PVs to ensure they are configured in the most cost-effective way. Kubecost Cloud also provides insights for remediating abandoned workloads.
  • Saved reporting: Save specific queries across your spend data for easy retrieval. This can be done across dashboard views including Allocations, Assets, and Cloud Costs. Learn more about Kubecost Cloud here, and access our live docs site here.

What’s the difference between Kubecost and Kubecost Cloud?

Kubecost (also referred to as self-hosted Kubecost) is a cost management tool for Kubernetes spend which allows you to observe existing spend while implementing proactive means of controlling future spend such as resource rightsizing and budgeting alerts. Fully deployed in your infrastructure, self-hosted Kubecost connects your billing data from all major cloud service providers for more in-depth metrics. Kubecost Cloud is our new, fully managed, multi-tenant SaaS solution which only runs the Kubecost Agent locally on your cluster. We handle everything else. At its core, Kubecost Cloud provides the same great features for overseeing your Kubernetes spending and helping you to reduce waste as our self-hosted Kubecost.

Kubecost Cloud allows you to get started quickly and easily by connecting your clusters and adding your team in just minutes, allowing you to immediately begin seeing value. Kubecost Cloud also eliminates on-going time commitments from your engineering team, as we take care of all end-to-end maintenance including updates and server security.

What does this mean for current users?

Beta users will now have access to more features as well as the option to purchase the full power of the Kubecost Cloud to access full enterprise features. Starting August 29, users will automatically be moved to a 30-day free trial of Kubecost Cloud.

Powerful partnership with Google Cloud

At the heart of this milestone, Kubecost is proud to expand its partnership with Google Cloud. As Kubecost Cloud becomes available on Google Marketplace, users can harness the combined expertise of Kubecost and Google Cloud to optimize Kubernetes usage, track costs, and reduce waste.

Get started with Kubecost Cloud today

Take control of your Kubernetes cloud spend like never before with Kubecost Cloud. Get started for free today to alleviate cost surprises and gain financial and resource clarity.

Learn more at Google Cloud Next 2023

Visit our team in kiosk #1650 at the show to learn more about Kubecost Cloud. You won’t want to miss our presentation with Priceline and Google Cloud, where we will be presenting “How to optimize Kubernetes for reliability and cost-efficiency” on both Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 1:30 to 2:15 pm PDT and Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 1:30 to 2:15 pm PDT. Additionally, catch insightful demos from Thoughtworks and Kubecost on Tuesday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 30th at 1pm PDT.