Yotascale Unveils Multi-Cloud Container Cost Allocation and Optimization

Dynamic cloud cost management provider Yotascale, a company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, has announced the general availability of its multi-cloud cost allocation for Microsoft Azure and AWS. Yotascale’s cloud cost management product is now available to Azure users and companies running workloads in both AWS and Azure, including containers and Kubernetes.

Yotascale has released a new version of its cloud cost management solution that includes complete support for Azure cost analytics and allocation, as well as the ability to transfer expenses of Kubernetes clusters operating in Azure back to the teams delivering services in the cluster. It also includes a new set of containerized infrastructure optimization suggestions that detects when a service is reserving more capacity than it requires and suggests a new reservation level that might lower overall cluster expenses.

According to Gartner, more than 90% of businesses would use a multi-cloud infrastructure and platform strategy by 2025. As a result, having a mechanism to analyze and understand cloud expenditure across all of a user’s cloud platforms can be critical for business executives, according to Yotascale.

“Enterprises are realizing that there are pros and cons to every cloud platform and that it is advantageous to them to leverage more than one cloud for each unique purpose, including for containerized and non-containerized workloads,” said Asim Razzaq, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Yotascale. “We are proud to now offer Azure customers with many of the same benefits that our AWS customers have realized, empowering engineers and product teams to work together to hone their cloud computing for optimal cloud spend, reduced carbon footprint and maximum innovation.”

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Photo Asim Razzaq, CEO at Yotascale
“We are proud to now offer Azure customers with many of the same benefits that our AWS customers have realized, empowering engineers and product teams to work together to hone their cloud computing for optimal cloud spend, reduced carbon footprint and maximum innovation,” said Asim Razzaq, CEO at Yotascale.

Because of the shared nature of resources, traditional ways of distributing expenses of operating containerized apps fall short, according to Yotascale, making it difficult to discern what is driving up costs. Yotascale has added shared cost allocation to aid with this, which allows cloud charges to be broken up and given to teams or business units depending on each team’s consumption, alleviating a significant pain point for teams charged with controlling cloud costs.

“Research has shown enterprises are struggling to understand how their cloud costs grow with their business and the first step is visibility,” said Paul Nashawaty, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Without having visibility into your container environments, you can’t truly understand how adding a new customer or deploying a new feature will impact your cloud bill. From what I have seen, Yotascale’s multi-cloud support brings insights to prospects and delivers results for its enterprise customers.”

To sum up, key features and benefits of Yotascale’s multi-cloud cost allocation solution would include:

  • View business hierarchies in multiple panes based on role, business structure, product design, or customer landscape
  • RBAC (role-based access control) improves security
  • For a single pane view of cloud pricing, the ability to ingest data across clouds and for containerized and non-containerized applications is required
  • Budgeting and forecasting for Azure and AWS from a single dashboard
  • Notifications and alerts sent straight to Slack, Microsoft Teams, or email

Yotascale draws in container level metrics as well as the cost of the instances the containers are operating on to determine a cost for the container when it comes to Kubernetes cost analytics and optimization. Yotascale may then distribute the cost of containers to a Team, Product, or Service, as well as other infrastructure expenditures for that service, using other information. Yotascale is combining Kubernetes labels with regular cloud resource tags in this way to provide a deeper allocation model than anybody else on the market.

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