Kubecost
Service Provider
FinOps Certified Platform

Kubecost is the leading open source Kubernetes cloud cost monitoring tool. Built for teams running Kubernetes, deployable in 5 minutes, Kubecost makes it easy for developers to monitor and optimize cloud infrastructure spend. We empower over 1000 teams to manage spend—helping them balance cost, performance, and reliability.


Product or Service Overview

Kubecost is the easiest way for engineers to manage cloud costs, empowering teams to monitor and optimize their Kubernetes environment. Available as open source (Apache v2), it can be installed with a helm command in less than 5 minutes on any Kubernetes cluster. It provides a comprehensive view of all in-cluster and out-of-cluster cloud spend, enabling accurate showbacks, chargebacks, monitoring, and alerting. With AWS, Azure, and GCP billing integrations, Kubecost gives teams full visibility into the cost and efficiency of their modern multi-cloud infrastructure. We support on-premise and air-gapped environments for teams operating within the strictest security requirements and data export regulations. Our customer-favorite rightsizing recommendations provide customized guidance based on the user’s environment and behavior patterns. With Enterprise, users get additional support for multi-cluster, SSO/SAML, unlimited data retention, added alerting capabilities, and dedicated support.

Supporting Resources

Recent FinOps Activity

Supported Framework Functions

  • Resource Metadata (Tagging/Labeling)
  • Resource Hierarchy (Accounts Subscriptions & Projects)
  • Shared Cost Management
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Commitment Discounts (Reservations, Savings Plans, CUDs)
  • Optimization Recommendations
  • Automation
  • Usage Volume Discounts (Usage Tiers, SUDs)
  • Negotiated Pricing, Continuous Improvement
  • Autoscaling
  • Data Ingestion
  • Data Processing
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analytics
  • Budget Alerting
  • Committment Tracking
  • Marketplace
  • Policy Management
  • Trending & Variance Analysis
  • Containers Capabilities

Contribution Areas

  • SIG Containers

Kubecost

  • Joined: August 2020
  • Supports: AWS, Azure, GCP, Data Center, Private Cloud, Air-gapped installations