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Today, CoreOS is proud to announce Tectonic 1.7.1, the latest version of our enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform, now with support for the Microsoft Azure cloud. We've been hard at work ensuring Tectonic customers gain the most reliable, secure, and easy way to deploy and manage Kubernetes, both on-premises and in whatever cloud configurations they desire. And today we are announcing that we’ve enhanced automated operations to enable customers running Tectonic 1.6.7 to upgrade to the new version with just a single click.

Marc Andreessen famously declared that software is eating the world. Business processes and even whole industries are being displaced by software, and the trend isn't slowing down. The pressure to deliver change faster continues to mount in tandem with software’s increasing reach and sophistication. Continuous delivery and deployment processes are becoming the norm to shorten development cycles as organizations adapt to stay competitive.

CoreOS builds open source software. Why build with open source? Because the problem to be solved is massive, and innovation is needed at the macro level. It is estimated:

Prometheus is a monitoring system and time series database expressly designed for the highly distributed, automated, and scalable modern cluster architectures orchestrated by systems like Kubernetes. Prometheus has an operational model and a query language tailored for distributed, dynamic environments.

Note: The instructions in this post are out of date. To try out the Prometheus Operator, view the latest Prometheus docs for an up-to-date guide to get started.

Prometheus is an open source monitoring and alerting system. Its powerful query language used to retrieve time series data can also be employed when defining alerts. Alerts actively notify users of irregular system conditions, sending messages to a variety of integrations such as Slack or PagerDuty.

Monitoring is one of the pillars of successful infrastructure. It has been called the base of the hierarchy of reliability. Monitoring is a must have for responding to incidents, detecting and debugging systemic problems, planning for the future, and generally understanding your infrastructure.

Prometheus is an open source monitoring system, begun at SoundCloud in 2013. The project was made public in early 2015 and since then has seen a rapid increase in adoption by the community. Prometheus’s ability to monitor a massive number of targets without consuming a massive amount of resources quickly made it an integral part of the toolkit of organizations shifting to cloud native infrastructure.

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