November 02, 2023

All-in-one Kubernetes cost optimization and automation platform: Exclusive VMblog Video Interview | CAST AI at KubeCon 2023

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In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Laurent Gil, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at CAST AI.

Watch as we learn more about CAST AI and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

CAST AI is an all-in-one Kubernetes automation platform that analyzes your cluster and applies changes in real-time to keep your configuration optimal. The idea behind CAST AI is to deliver FinOps automation features to teams looking to control their cloud costs and simplify Kubernetes management across AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Their approach to Kubernetes automation was born out of frustration with the lack of solutions to help control and reduce cloud costs in previous companies.

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0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Welcome to Laurent Gil, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at CAST AI
0:38 - Background on CAST AI
1:19 - How does CAST AI fit within the KubeCon ecosystem?
4:46 - What problems do you solve? And what are the use cases?
9:27 - A deeper dive into the technology and what's unique or differentiated
11:28 - Any new announcements being made at the show?
12:59 - Talking trends and themes heading into 2024
15:10 - Demo
26:58 - Savings discussion
28:58 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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