AWS recently began offering Kubecost—a third-party Kubernetes cost monitoring and management tool—to help customers rein in Enterprise Kubernetes Service (EKS) spending. It’s an unusual step for AWS that underscores the complexity of Kubernetes cost management for today’s devops teams.
Kubecost allows you to track the costs of your Kubernetes resources by namespace, deployment, service, cluster, pod, or organizational concepts like team, department, or application. But while visibility into costs is a necessary first step, it’s not all that’s needed to get Kubernetes costs under control.
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