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Harness Cloud Cost Management empowers engineers with cloud cost visibility of their apps, microservices, and clusters.
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Yotascale

Yotascale, a Cost Management solution for AWS, providing cloud operations and finance teams predictable cloud costs.

Company size
Company size

11-50

Founded
Founded

2015

Funding
Funding

24.6m

Yotascale is categorized as:
Cloud Cost Management

Curious how Harness Cloud Cost Management features stack against the competition?

Yotascale vs Harness: DevOps Tools Comparison

Updated

February 1, 2022

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  • Audience & Primary Users
  • Cloud Support
  • Time Granularity
  • Tag Management Required
  • Hybrid Cloud Visibility
  • Cloud Account Visibility
  • Cloud Region Visibility
  • Application Visibility
  • Microservice Visibility
  • Environment Visibility
  • Non-Cluster Visibility (Services)
  • Cluster Visibility (Kubernetes/ECS)
  • Root Cost Analysis (3 Metrics)
  • Cloud Event Correlation (e.g. deploy)
  • Cost Recommendations
  • Alerting & Budgets
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Reporting
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Support
  • Automated Idle Resource Management
  • Cloud Cost Business Intelligence

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Detailed Feature Comparison

Harness Cloud Cost Management Vs. Yotascale

Cloud Support:

Yotascale only supports AWS at this time and may not be the best solution for a multi-cloud environment. Yotascale also lacks vital features that Harness Cloud Cost Management provides out of the box, including support for all major cloud providers and unparalleled support for Kubernetes with regards to visibility and savings. For this reason, even AWS users should consider Harness Cloud Cost Management over a vendor-specific solution. Features like What If Analysis are non-existent in Yotascale, while others like Root Cost Analysis are incomplete. We encourage you to explore our platform and see what you might miss out on.

Tag Management Required:

Neither Harness nor Yotascale require you to tag your infrastructure to get granular visibility and understanding of your costs. Yotascale’s specialty is in their automated cost attribution, so if this is your only use case, Yotascale would be an excellent choice. However, Yotascale provides only basic support for cost savings and forecasting within Kubernetes, which is where Harness makes for a good decision. If you’re looking for more support in Kubernetes than just great cost allocation, Harness Cloud Cost Management is worth checking out.

Hybrid Cloud Visibility:

Yotascale provides insights into the AWS cloud only. Meanwhile, Harness provides coverage for AWS, Azure, and GCP. For any workloads running in Kubernetes, Harness provides visibility regardless of where the resources come from.

Cluster Visibility (Kubernetes/ECS):

While both Harness and Yotascale can provide visibility into cluster costs, Yotascale limits its insights to infrastructure running on AWS – it can surface costs in other locations but cannot provide detailed insight into anything running outside of AWS. If you run your cloud workloads using Kubernetes as your tool of choice across multiple clouds, Yotascale will not be the right tool for you. Harness truly shines in Kubernetes cost management and provides valuable visibility that other tools often fail to offer.

Root Cost Analysis (3 Metrics):

Yotascale does not directly provide insight into utilized, idle, and unallocated cost, though it can be inferred through clever use of the product. Harness Cloud Cost Management provides granular views of all three, as these are crucial to understanding resource efficiency in Kubernetes. Harness also provides Kubernetes visibility and infrastructure insight outside of AWS.

Cloud Event Correlation:

To correlate feature releases or engineering deployments with changes in cloud costs, a cloud cost management tool needs to have context behind an organization’s Continuous Delivery pipelines. Yotascale cannot obtain this context. Harness ties right into a customer’s pipelines to make the correlation between deployments and cost changes.

Cost Recommendations:

Harness focuses on providing cost optimization recommendations for Kubernetes workloads. This allows customers to simply use existing resources in more efficient ways – no need to validate purchase, downsizing, and rightsizing recommendations that change the composition of the infrastructure. Where Yotascale is different is that it does not provide these recommendations for Kubernetes resources. Instead, it will surface optimization opportunities for your AWS resources (some of which you get for free from AWS Cost Explorer), which, when paired with the capabilities Harness has for Kubernetes, actually can result in fully-optimized infrastructure.

Key Takeaways:

Yotascale provides a good set of visibility, savings, and forecast tools for AWS. It provides insights that engineering teams can consume in order to avoid bill shock and make real-time decisions/corrections with. As a firm believer in empowering engineers to manage cloud costs – not just finance teams – we must give credit where it’s due and congratulate Yotascale on their efforts to implement bottom-up, not top-down accountability. However, Yotascale falls short in providing support for multi-cloud setups and cost savings for container orchestration, which is where the world is headed. Customers find themselves lacking support for day-to-day operations, as with services such as cloud event correlation and What If analysis, and due to the small size of the company, find innovation lagging.

If you’re looking for rich multi-cloud and container cost visibility, savings, and forecasting, Harness Cloud Cost Management is the clear winner. Harness understands the pressure on engineering and financial management teams, and the requirement to paint a full picture of cloud costs that includes container costs. Harness is a low-effort solution that gets customers more value out of the cloud.

*Please note: Our competitors, just like us, release updates to their products on a regular cadence. We keep these pages updated to the best of our ability, but there are bound to be discrepancies. For the most up-to-date information on competitor features, browsing the competitor’s new release pages and communities are your best bet.

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