CNCF Promotes Prometheus – Congratulations!


The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced that it promotes Prometheus to a Graduated Project[1], making it the second project after Kubernetes to move from Incubated to Graduated.

Congratulations to everyone involved: a well-deserved promotion indeed!

If you’ve been following the project, or the developments in the Monitoring community in general, this might come as no surprise. Just like Kubernetes for Container Management, Prometheus managed to establish itself as a kind of de facto standard for Monitoring.

As with most success stories, a number of factors contribute to this accomplishment. Creating a  mature technical solution certainly plays a big part. Establishing an engaged community that drives the project plays another, arguably even more significant role. Making integration as easy as possible pays big dividends in that respect. Doing so obviously helps any project drive adoption, but it’s particularly vital for projects like Prometheus where greenfield deployments are rather rare. As a direct result, Prometheus today is used in a wide variety of contexts, including, but not limited to, Cloud Computing.

All of the above is reflected in the way SUSE™ integrates Prometheus into its offerings: it’s the core monitoring component for SUSE™ Enterprise Storage, it’s going to be the new basis for SUSE™ Manager Monitoring, and we’re planning to integrate it into further products, the first most likely being SUSE™ CaaS Platform.

So again: Congratulations! And keep up the good work!

[1]    CNCF Announcement

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