Datadog Announces New Cloud Cost Management Capabilities
June 08, 2023
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Datadog announced new capabilities for its Cloud Cost Management product, including container cost allocation, cost monitors and support for Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Cost Management shows an organization's granular cost data, scoped to specific services, so that engineers can optimize cloud spend and performance.

"As organizations increase their usage of containers and multiple clouds, the ability to centralize cost data and allocate spend across different dimensions becomes even more important," said Kayla Taylor, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Cost Management at Datadog. "Datadog Cloud Cost Management gives engineers visibility into spend and helps create a cost-conscious culture so they can take action on cost insights. With granular alerting and visibility into containers and Azure environments, Datadog Cloud Cost Management provides the relevant observability and cost data that engineers need, in the platform they already use everyday, to empower them to reduce waste and avoid unexpected cost overages."

Datadog's new capabilities for Cloud Cost Management help organizations:

- Understand Container Costs: With a quick and easy setup process, container cost allocation gives FinOps and engineering teams full visibility into spend, so organizations understand why and when container costs change and can detect idle costs.

- Respond to Cost Changes: Customizable and granular cost monitors help service owners rapidly respond to unexpected cost changes alongside application performance data. Alerts are tailored to specific services so engineers can quickly pivot from detecting a cost overrun to identifying ways to take action in a single pane of glass.

- Allocate Spend Across Azure and AWS: With support for Azure in addition to AWS, organizations can now seamlessly understand the teams, services and environments responsible for their highest cloud costs. Teams using Microsoft Azure can optimize for performance and cost, with full visibility into infrastructure and application telemetry.

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