Cloudability Pricing: How Much Will Cloudability Cost You?

Apr 13th, 2023
Cloudability Pricing: How Much Will Cloudability Cost You?
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Cloudability is a powerful cloud cost management tool you can use to optimize cloud spending across AWS, Azure, and other major cloud providers.

This is important because cloud services can be expensive, and without proper management, costs can quickly add up. In addition to cost optimization, Cloudability offers a number of other benefits. These include:

  • Visibility: Cloudability gives you real-time visibility into your cloud spending, allowing you to identify and address cost issues before they become a problem.
  • Efficiency: Cloudability automates many of the tasks associated with cloud management, reducing the need for manual intervention and allowing you to focus on other areas of your business.
  • Scalability: Because it's designed to scale with your needs, Cloudability is a flexible solution for businesses of all sizes.

With its recent acquisition by Apptio and the involvement of former CEO Mat Eliss in Finout, Cloudability has become an even more important player in the cloud management industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cloudability Pricing Explained
  2. Choosing the Right Plan For Your Business
  3. A Better Alternative

Cloudability Pricing Explained

Cloudability doesn't openly advertise its pricing. Sources like Capterra claim pricing starts at $499 per month, with a free 14-day trial available. 

But the cost of running Cloudability could amount to a much higher figure than that. If you run Cloudability on AWS to manage $150k in monthly cloud spend, you can expect to pay $54,000 in fees. Likewise, you'll have to pay $97,200 to manage up to $300k in spending or $162,000 for up to $600k.

Free, essential, advanced and enterprise tiers 

Cloudability offers four different pricing tiers, each coming with different features.

Free tier

The free tier provides basic features for cloud cost management and visibility. This plan is suitable for small teams or individual users who want to try out Cloudability to assess its value to their business.

The free tier includes:

  • Cost and usage reporting for up to three cloud accounts
  • Budget tracking and alerts
  • Limited access to community support and knowledge base

Essential tier

This tier is the basic paid plan that starts at $3 per cloud account per month, It provides essential features such as cost and usage visibility, budget tracking, and basic reporting. This plan is suitable for small teams or users who need additional features beyond the free tier.

The essential tier includes:

  • Cost and usage reporting for unlimited cloud accounts
  • Budget tracking and alerts
  • Basic reporting and dashboards
  • Email support

Advanced tier

The advanced tier is the mid-tier plan that starts at $6 per cloud account per month. It offers more advanced features such as cost allocation, custom reporting, and more advanced analytics.

The plan is suitable for larger teams or organizations and includes:

  • All the features in the essential tier
  • Cost allocation and chargeback
  • Custom reporting and dashboarding
  • Advanced analytics and insights
  • Phone and email support

Enterprise tier

The enterprise tier provides enterprise-level features such as cost optimization recommendations, advanced governance, and policy management. You'll need to contact Cloudability directly to learn how much you'll be paying for this tier.

The enterprise tier includes:

  • All the features in the advanced tier
  • Advanced governance and policy management
  • Cost optimization and recommendations
  • Customized onboarding and implementation
  • Dedicated tech support and customer success manager


Cloudability also offers add-ons you can purchase to extend the functionality of the tool.

Some of the add-ons offered by Cloudability include:

  • Reserved Instance (RI) Planner: This add-on helps you optimize the use of reserved instances on AWS, resulting in cost savings
  • Container Cost Management: This add-on provides cost management features specifically for container environments, such as Kubernetes
  • CloudHealth Integration: This add-on allows you to integrate Cloudability with CloudHealth by VMware, providing a more comprehensive cloud cost management solution

Choosing the Right Plan For Your Business

When weighing between different Cloudability tiers, it's important to consider your own company's needs and requirements. Small businesses and individual users may find the free and essential tiers to be enough for their use case, while larger organizations may benefit from the more advanced features of the advanced and enterprise tiers. 

A Better Alternative

While Cloudability is a robust tool with a lot of value, keep in mind how much you pay for it changes with your usage. 

As your business grows and spends more on cloud services, it will also have to pay extra to Cloudability, even if you're using the same features. 

For businesses that are scaling up, alternative cloud cost management tools like Finout can be a better choice. See our plans and features to see why Finout is the more cost-effective way to go. 

Give it a try by booking a demo with our specialist today.

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