December 22, 2019

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Kubernetes and Prometheus: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Kubernetes and Prometheus: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Kubernetes and Prometheus are still pretty young, but somehow they immediately fell in love when they first met early last year. And now Prometheus has moved into the shiny new CNCF building that Kubernetes has called home for a while. Bjrn Rabenstein explores how the first two projects hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation work together.

Talk Title Kubernetes and Prometheus: The beginning of a beautiful friendship
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Conference Velocity
Conf Tag Build resilient systems at scale
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date November 7-9, 2016
URL Talk Page
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Two of the themes Velocity is focusing on this year are “reimagining infrastructure” and “measuring the right things.” The container orchestration system Kubernetes is a big player in the former, while the monitoring and alerting system Prometheus is extremely helpful to accomplish the latter. It shouldn’t surprise you that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted Prometheus as its second hosted project after Kubernetes. Each project alone is of great importance for “born in the cloud” applications. However, it gets really interesting when you combine the two. Björn Rabenstein explores how Kubernetes and Prometheus work together. Björn had an important role in bringing up Prometheus at SoundCloud. With more than seven years at Google under his belt, he is also quite familiar with the technologies that served as an inspiration for both Kubernetes and Prometheus. Björn explains how this beautiful friendship is possible despite the projects’ independent developments and outlines the top five reasons why the two play so nicely together.

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