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Anomaly Detection

Identify Runaway Spend – Before It Happens

CloudZero’s AI-powered anomaly detection uses hourly data to detect and flag abnormal spend events — letting engineers prevent overspending, stay within budget, and build efficient software.

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Total anomalous spend captured (annualized)

Automatically Detect Cost Spikes

CloudZero Anomalies is an AI-powered system that uses hourly spend data to continuously define “normal” spend — and automatically alert relevant engineers during abnormal spend events.

The best part? It trains itself — meaning no manual threshold tuning for you.

  • Self-training
  • Full business context
  • Clear guidance
Automatically Detect Cost Spikes
Anomalies Alert Track

View Anomalies In The Context Of Business Dimensions

When CloudZero finds an anomaly, it doesn’t just point you to the affected resource — it shows you every customer, product, feature, and team using the resource.

That way, you can put spend events in context: tracing cost changes to business events, and quantifying the ROI of every cloud-driven business initiative.

Keep Engineers On Budget

Ping specific engineering teams when they’re on track to go over budget, so you can respond proactively — and avoid bill panic.
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Keep Engineers On Budget
Healthy Feedback Loop

A Healthy Feedback Loop For Engineers

CloudZero shows engineers the real-time cost impacts of their building decisions — including when those decisions cost (much) more than expected.

Max-granularity data, presented in business context, lets engineers keep costs under control as they innovate. 

  • 100% spend organization
  • Real-time cost data
  • Automated alerts and reports

Customer Stories

Powered cost-conscious engineering with anomaly alerts

I click ‘Review anomaly,’ I jump in, and my first reaction is, ‘Holy cow, we’re up 1,600% of our normal costs!’ Had we not been alerted, I wouldn’t have caught this.

Peter Agelasto

Peter Agelasto

Co-Founder and CPO, Starchive

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Reduced cloud spend by 23% and powered advanced analytics

Analytics is a key next step in the cloud cost intelligence framework. Our most powerful CloudZero users are already adept at using the platform to find cost insights, but Analytics extends that same power to anyone with a vested interest in keeping our cloud use cost-efficient. We’ve only just begun to see how significant of an impact this can have on our cloud ROI.

Robert Mason

Robert Mason

CTO, Applause

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Reduced time spent managing cost by 90%

CloudZero truly gives us a heartbeat of our spend at all times.

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Adam Walker

VP of Infrastructure and Security, Validity

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Supercharge Your
FinOps Maturity

Cost Allocation

Cost Allocation

CloudZero CostFormation® allocates 100% of your spend — regardless of your tagging quality — giving you complete visibility, in a framework gauged to your business structure.

Cost Optimization

Cost Optimization

CloudZero provides a full suite of cost optimization capabilities: out-of-the-box discount analytics, human- and platform-driven savings insights, expert coaching, and integrations with industry-leading automation services.

Financial Control And Predictability In The Cloud

Eliminate wasteful spending, ship efficient code, and innovate profitably — all in one platform.