A step-by-step guide on how to use cloud labels, AWS tags, AWS cost explorer and billing tools to analyze and allocate Kubernetes cluster costs.
In the shared resources world of Kubernetes, cost allocation is not easy. Kubernetes decouples applications from the operating system (OS) as well as the physical hardware. This, while doing wonders for application portability and agile DevOps, also adds an additional abstraction layer.
However, these conditions make it challenging to allocate Kubernetes costs to different teams, services, applications, and departments. Nevertheless, there are some techniques and tricks to help you achieve that.
Although this process is a bit counter-intuitive and needs some manual work, it gives you the necessary financial insights and transparency over your clusters to optimize their efficiency.
This guide will help you understand costs in your Kubernetes-driven environment infrastructure by utilizing a combination of Cloud labels, AWS tags, the AWS cost explorer and billing tools.