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Smart Kubecost Alternative – CAST AI

Discover the Kubecost alternative for automated Kubernetes cost management, and monitoring. Save over 50% within minutes.

CAST AI vs. Kubecost at a glance

Automated Kubernetes cost management, monitoring, and security insights for tangible savings within minutes.
  • An automated cost management platform tailored for Kubernetes that works with all three major cloud providers.
  • Automated optimization features reduce container compute costs by on average 60%, with minimal configuration effort.
  • With free container security insights, CAST AI brings the ultimate K8s toolkit for cluster health and efficiency.
Advanced cloud cost analysis and reporting for improved visibility and optimization insights.
  • Kubecost is a robust reporting solution supporting teams with real-time cost allocation, monitoring, and alerts.
  • The platform’s optimization insights promise savings of up to 50%, but their implementation will require additional work from your team.

CAST AI vs. Kubecost: quick feature comparison

Use the comparison table below to discover what makes CAST AI different.

Feature CAST AI Kubecost
Supported platforms
AWS
Google Cloud
Microsoft Azure
Cost allocation and visibility
Detailed cost allocation
Automated cost forecasting
Cost monitoring
Cost view across multi-cloud
Real-time alerts
Cost optimization and automation
5-minute first optimization
Free recommendations
Automated rightsizing
Multi-shape cluster construction
Autoscaling
Pod parameter-based autoscaling
Node autoscaling
Automatic bin packing
Spot instances
Full lifecycle automation
Capacity fallback guarantee

Branch.io: Millions of Dollars Saved on Amazon EKS & kOps

“Cost optimization with CAST AI has been a big success for Branch, saving us millions of dollars annually while maintaining our reliability SLAs. The modest amount of effort by our team makes this one of the highest ROI cloud cost savings initiatives we’ve done.”

Mark Weiler

Senior VP of Engineering

Complete your PoC in days, not months

Proving something works should not take months. CAST AI starts saving the moment you onboard. Complete your Proof of Concept in 5 days and get an ROI report to prove results.

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CAST AI manages your cloud resources automatically. No upfront payments or manual tracking and fiddling.

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Features your K8s cluster will love

Free features

No credit card required. Unlimited clusters.

Cloud cost monitoring

View your cloud costs in one place, monitor them in real time, and understand where exactly they come from.

Container security

Get all the key cloud security insights in one place, prioritize configuration issues and vulnerabilities, and share your findings easily.

Premium Kubernetes automation
Advanced autoscaling

Depending on your workload’s needs, CAST AI adds and removes resources necessary to ensure top performance at the best price.

Instant rebalancing

Analyze and optimize your cluster automatically to enjoy improved performance at a far lower cost.

Spot instance automation

Save even 90% with spot instance automation – and have your workloads moved automatically upon their termination.

Automatic rightsizing

CAST AI automatically selects the resources your workload needs, eliminating the risk of under and overprovisioning.

Pricing your budget will appreciate

Get cluster-specific optimization insights and have them implemented automatically without extra work for your team. Pick the right plan and cut your bill immediately.

Fair and straightforward pricing

CAST AI charges you based on your actual use of CPUs, not your projected savings or spend. There are no extra charges for any of the methods CAST AI uses to cut your bill.

Much more than monitoring

CAST AI analyzes your cluster for savings, while its other features – automated optimization and security insights – take care of your workload’s needs 24/7 reducing the cost automatically.

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Start for free. No strings attached

Get access to the essential Kubernetes cost management features, incl. cluster-specific savings report, cost monitoring, and more – all within minutes of signing up.

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Unlimited clusters

Unlimited historical data