The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), an industry body dedicated to driving the adoption of cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices, has accepted its second project into incubation in the shape of the Prometheus monitoring and alerts toolkit.
The CNCF was initiated as a partnership last year between Google, the Linux Foundation and various other organisations with an interest in promoting containers. The group announced the appointment of a Technical Oversight Committee in March, and announced that it had adopted Kubernetes as its first accepted project.
The Committee has now added a second project in the shape of Prometheus, an open source monitoring system and alerting toolkit aimed at providing companies with metrics and monitoring for cloud services.
Prometheus was created to monitor application environments based around containers, and integrates with Kubernetes to support service discovery and the monitoring of dynamically scheduled services, according to the CNCF.
"Adding Prometheus to our project portfolio is another big milestone for the CNCF," said the organisation's interim executive director Chris Aniszczyk.
"We are bringing together successful projects to create a blueprint for what an effective cloud-native architecture should include to maximise interoperability. As a broad industry-backed foundation, CNCF is in a great position to create and drive the adoption of a new set of common cloud native technologies."
CNCF Technical Oversight Committee chairman Alexis Richardson explained that the organisation is actively looking to adopt open source projects that are already up and running and proven to solve a problem for cloud-native applications.
"Our criteria are: a project must demonstrate high quality and high velocity; a project must be cloud-native; and a project must have an affinity with the foundation, i.e. the community of developers and users have to want it," Richardson said.
Development work on Prometheus will now be boosted with help from the CNCF. Some members will work on the project to broaden its use cases, the organisation said, and the profile of the project will be raised by demonstrating examples, interoperability and performance.
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