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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.

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.
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