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Matt Ray

The CNCF OpenCost project is increasing its scope to help environmental sustainability within the tech industry by introducing carbon cost emissions tracking across Kubernetes and cloud spend. This initiative comes as a response to the recognition of the growing environmental impact associated with cloud computing. By integrating carbon cost tracking into its framework, OpenCost aims to empower organizations to make informed decisions about their technology usage, taking into account not only the financial expenses but also the environmental impact.

Kubecost joined efforts with ThoughtWorks and their open source Cloud Carbon Footprint tool to bring resource-level carbon footprint monitoring data into OpenCost.

Cloud Carbon Footprint

· 2 min read
Matt Ray

KubeCon North America 2023 is coming up next week November 6-9 and we can't wait for all the OpenCost-related events going on!

KubeCon North America 2023

There will be an OpenCost Working Session on Monday from 9:30 - 10:30am in the Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place on level 3 in the Premier room. Everyone is encouraged to attend, whether you're an end-user, contributor, or just wanting to learn more about the project. We are planning on discussing the status of Incubation, the roadmap for the project, and future development on carbon footprint and the external asset costs.

OpenCost will be at the Project Pavilion in kiosk F34. We're there the entire duration, so be sure to stop by and say "hi", ask questions, and get stickers and other swag. We're looking for more volunteers to staff the kiosk, why don't you drop by and help answer questions?

Kubecost's Alex Meijer and Michael Dresser are giving the talk "Node Size Matters - Running K8s as Cheaply as Possible". They will be presenting a study of the system overhead, one of the biggest "hidden" costs of using Kubernetes, across cloud providers' node families and demonstrate new OpenCost functionality for measuring system overhead. This informative session is Wednesday, November 8 from 5:25pm - 6:00pm at W179.

Mark Poko and JuanJo Ciarlante from Grafana Labs will be presenting "Where's Your Money Going? The Beginners Guide to Measuring Kubernetes Costs". They'll dive into Grafana Labs' usage of OpenCost and how they embed it in their Grafana Cloud platform. We're looking forward to the session Thursday, November 9 from 2:55pm - 3:30pm at W180.

In addition to the OpenCost working session, kiosk, and the presentations we'll be discussing the new cloud costs feature we just launched. Be sure to join us at this week's Community Meeting for a sneak peek, or visit the KubeCon kiosk to learn more about cloud costs or anything else OpenCost-related. See you there!

· 3 min read
Matt Ray

Understanding Kubernetes cloud costs can be a challenge that many teams lack the necessary tools and visibility to solve. In response to this challenge, the CNCF launched the OpenCost project with code provided by Kubecost, which provides an open-source Kubernetes cost monitoring standard for the industry. Microsoft is now giving users of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) better cost transparency and contributing to the OpenCost project on behalf of their customers. Without proper cost monitoring tools like OpenCost, teams using Kubernetes may struggle to grasp their expenditures and the factors driving their costs, making it difficult to optimize their infrastructure. By leveraging OpenCost, teams can take their first step towards understanding and improving the efficiency of their Kubernetes cloud spend.

Microsoft Azure

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft has joined the OpenCost community as a contributing partner and is bringing new functionality to both AKS and the OpenCost community. Microsoft’s initial contributions improve their cost reporting and make it easier to export OpenCost data to other reporting platforms.

· 2 min read
Matt Ray

It’s been a busy start to the year. We’re excited to announce that OpenCost is now a FinOps Certified Solution. The FinOps Foundation has certified OpenCost because it delivers Kubernetes cloud cost monitoring, a specific part of cloud cost management. According to Vas Markanastasakis, Principal at the FinOps Foundation: "Our focus at the FinOps Foundation is helping advance the people and the practice of cloud financial management. OpenCost's vendor-neutral open source project shares that focus." We look forward to helping more practitioners in the community and working with the FinOps Foundation to drive open standards.


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