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# general
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gray-nightfall-70277

09/27/2023, 7:02 AM
Hi all, how is InfraCost better than KubeCost??
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white-airport-8778

09/27/2023, 8:26 AM
Hi GR, they are different tools, Infracost focuses on infra-as-code (e.g. Terraform), Kubecost focuses on K8s costs.
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gray-nightfall-70277

09/27/2023, 11:21 AM
Can not we see cost history in InfraCost?
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white-airport-8778

09/27/2023, 12:01 PM
Infracost Cloud shows history and analytics too. See the video on Infracost.io for a quick demo.
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gray-nightfall-70277

09/27/2023, 11:33 PM
My understanding is that Infracost covers a lot more resources than kubecost.
@white-airport-8778 I searched but couldn't find one, could you please give me links to such videos that show how Infracost is keeping cost history?
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 7:51 AM
https://www.infracost.io/ then click on the Watch video button (we recently updated the website so the video is now behind that button)
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gray-nightfall-70277

11/01/2023, 7:55 AM
Thanks. Just a quick question: can Infracost show EKS pod level granularity in cost breakdown?
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 7:58 AM
not yet, I’d love to learn more about the problem you’re trying to solve if you have 10mins to jump on a zoom call though?
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gray-nightfall-70277

11/01/2023, 7:59 AM
Trying to solve end to end FinOps solution, with granularity level up to pod level.
KubeCost does the pod level cost history breakdown
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 7:59 AM
I see, so being able to run infracost on your machine, and see the infra layer as well as the pod layer together?
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gray-nightfall-70277

11/01/2023, 8:00 AM
Yep
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 8:00 AM
how important is the pre-deploy estimate for pods? or for pods do you care more about the actual costs after the pod is running?
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gray-nightfall-70277

11/01/2023, 8:00 AM
Because each pod represents different business sections that need to cover the cost
The post deployment month to month cost reporting is more important than predeployment estimate
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 8:02 AM
which cloud vendor are you using? do their native tools help with that?
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gray-nightfall-70277

11/01/2023, 8:03 AM
AWS Cloud watch does cost reporting but it's not as intuitive as KubeCost or Infracost
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white-airport-8778

11/01/2023, 8:06 AM
thanks, I’d suggest subscribing to https://github.com/infracost/infracost/issues/1541 for updates, it’s an area we want to explore soonish