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Kubecost helps you monitor and manage cost and capacity in Kubernetes environments. We integrate with your infrastructure to help your team track, manage, and reduce spend.

Kubecost v2.0 is live! Read about all new functionality in our blog post. For current users interested in upgrading, please follow our transition doc to ensure all architecture changes are successful.

Below are frequently visited Kubecost documentation pages for both the Commercial Kubecost product and OpenCost.

On this site, you’ll find everything you need to set up Kubecost for your team.

Kubecost provides real-time cost visibility and insights for teams using Kubernetes, helping you continuously reduce your cloud costs.

  • Cost allocation

    Flexible, customizable cost breakdown and resource allocation for accurate showbacks, chargebacks, and ongoing monitoring

  • Unified cost monitoring

    See all of your Kubernetes and out-of-cluster spend in one place, with full cloud service billing integration

  • Optimization Insights

    Get customized recommendations based on your own environment and behavior patterns

  • Alerts and governance

    Achieve peak application performance and improve reliability with customizable alerts, configurable Availability Tiers, and real-time updates.

  • Purpose-built for teams running Kubernetes

    Running containers on Kubernetes requires a new approach for visualizing and optimizing spend. Kubecost is designed from the ground up for Kubernetes and the Cloud Native ecosystem.

  • Own & control all of your own data

    Kubecost is fully deployed in your infrastructure—we don’t require you to egress any data to a remote service. It’s deeply important to us that users are able to retain and control access to their own private information, e.g. sensitive cloud spend data.

  • Built on open source

    Kubecost began as an open source project with a goal of giving small engineering teams access to great cost visibility. As a result, our solution is tightly integrated with the open source cloud native ecosystem, e.g. Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana.

Quick installation

Check out our Installation guide to review your install options and get started on your Kubecost journey. Installation and onboarding only take a few minutes.

Getting started

Once Kubecost has been successfully installed, check out our First Time User Guide which will get you started with connecting to your cluster's cloud service provider, review your data, and setting up multi-cluster environments.

If your Kubecost installation was not successful, go to our Troubleshoot Install doc which will work you through some of the most common installation-related issues.

Additionally, check out our blog to learn more about best practices with Kubecost's cost monitoring.

Staying in the loop

You can stay up-to-date with Kubecost by following releases on GitHub and the official Kubecost blog.

You can also follow us on social media.

Contact us via email (support@kubecost.com) or join us on Slack if you have questions!

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