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Today we extend our appreciation to the teams who created Prometheus, the cloud native monitoring project, and look ahead to reflect on the future of the project.

The ability to autoscale workloads based on metrics such as CPU and memory usage is one of the most powerful features of Kubernetes. Of course, to enable this feature we first need a method of gathering and storing these metrics. Today this is most often accomplished using Heapster, but this method can be cumbersome and support from the various contributors to the project has been inconsistent – and in fact it may soon be phased out.

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Today we're happy to announce that Tectonic 1.8, the forthcoming release of our world-class enterprise Kubernetes platform, will ship with a catalog of industry-first Open Cloud Services. Open Cloud Services enable enterprises to deploy key infrastructure components with the ease and efficiency they've come to expect from public cloud providers, while avoiding cloud provider lock-in.

Kubernetes makes management of complex environments easy, but to ensure availability it's crucial to have operational insight into the Kubernetes components and all applications running on the cluster. At CoreOS, we believe monitoring is the backbone of a good production environment, which is why we are investing in development of the Prometheus monitoring system. A project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Prometheus has rapidly gained popularity for infrastructure and application monitoring alike, and today it's taking its next step forward.

Tectonic 1.7.5 has arrived, and this release is all about monitoring. Container-based infrastructure is highly dynamic, which is great for agility, but enterprise-ready Kubernetes means having the right tools in place to monitor your clusters and respond quickly when problems arise. That's what Tectonic delivers.

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.

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