Kubecost 2.2 Launches with Extended Cloud Cost Insights and Carbon Monitoring

Kubecost has revealed the arrival of Kubecost 2.2, which notably enhances the platform’s capacity for overseeing and optimizing cloud costs on a large scale.

“Kubecost continues to innovate quickly, and we’re excited to bring several new major features into GA that make it easier for users to monitor and optimize infrastructure costs without impacting application performance,” said Webb Brown, CEO, Kubecost. “With Kubecost 2.2, we are empowering organizations to not only optimize their cloud bills even more significantly but also to make a demonstrable and quantifiable impact on the environment by reducing their carbon footprint.”

Among the new capabilities included in Kubecost 2.2:

  • Carbon Cost Monitoring: Kubecost’s new Carbon Cost Monitoring feature, enabled by the underlying OpenCost project, allows organizations to meet regulatory requirements and achieve sustainability goals more quickly and thoroughly. Customers can use Carbon Cost Monitoring to conduct energy audits and easily compare financial and environmental costs across any business cost center (department, application, etc.). Backed by the carbon cost data required to make informed decisions, organizations can meaningfully reduce their carbon footprint while realizing significant cost savings tied to reduced energy usage.
  • Datadog Cost Monitoring: Kubecost now provides unified cloud cost monitoring for organizations seeking to observe and optimize Kubernetes, cloud, and Datadog costs in one place. By directly integrating Datadog cost data, the Kubecost 2.2 release offers granular and real-time visibility into usage and costs, enabling developers, FinOps, and platform engineering teams to optimize resources and confidently bring down costs. With this unified view of infrastructure spending, teams can make faster and smarter decisions, identify inefficiencies, and streamline operations.
  • Disk Autoscaler: Built for DevOps teams and Kubernetes administrators, Kubecost automates disk scaling based on EBS persistent volume utilization. By dynamically adjusting disk size, Kubecost users can achieve substantial cost savings (often 50% or more) by ensuring always-optimal utilization without manual intervention. Additionally, the user-friendly deployment—through a standalone open source repository—further reduces implementation time and complexity.


The company also recently added advanced network monitoring, improved cost forecasting, and more automation as part of its 2.0 release in January 2024.With its 2.2 release, Kubecost continues to set the bar for innovative solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to scale their cloud and Kubernetes environments as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Kubecost is the industry’s go-to solution, with InfoWorld recently naming the company the Technology of the Year in Cloud Cost Management, stating that: “Kubecost has firmly established itself as the de facto standard for measuring the cost of Kubernetes infrastructure, from start-ups to large corporations. There isn’t a clear alternative.”To learn more about Kubecost 2.2 and schedule a demo, visit the website here.Related News:


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