- The Cloud Native Computing Foundation graduated Prometheus, a real-time monitoring system for container-based infrastructure, on Thursday. It is the Linux Foundation project's second project graduation from the incubation stage since it was formed more than three years ago.
- SoundCloud contributed the project to CNCF in 2016, and since then the project had 30 releases, according to the announcement. It has become one of the top open source monitoring tools for businesses with cloud native applications, said CNCF COO Chris Aniszczyk.
- The project has more than 13,000 commits from its user base and 1,000 contributors. Uber, DigitalOcean, Datawire and Shuttlecloud are among the companies using Prometheus.
The open source software foundation supports growing cloud native computing and container projects and is well known for the Kubernetes container orchestration platform, which Prometheus integrates with. The company has 15 more projects in the incubation stage and seven in the sandbox.
To reach graduation stage, a project has to have committers from a minimum of two organizations, best practices recognition from the Core Infrastructure Initiative, clear governance process process, a public list of adopters and a supermajority from an oversight committee.
Container-based infrastructures have boomed in popularity in the enterprise over the last couple of years, especially with the growing focus on microservices.
More businesses are making the move because containers allow them to maximize resource utilization, operate across platforms and facilitate scalability and portability. Kubernetes is backed by thousands of developers and offers businesses the perks of less capacity planning for developers, less proprietary technology demands and fast experimentation and operations.
Moving to containers can involve some friction in infrastructure and applications. But companies making the switch, such as Spotify, are benefiting by steadily increasing goals instead of carrying out a single large migration.