Topic: prometheus

CNCF and Linux Foundation announce the Prometheus Certified Associate exam

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and The Linux Foundation today announced their new exam to test foundational knowledge and skills using Prometheus, the Prometheus Certified Associate exam (PCA).  The PCA is a pre-professional certification intended for engineers or application developers that have an interest in observability and monitoring within the Prometheus ecosystem.  The exam … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Goldpinger

Goldpinger is a networking monitoring tool for Kubernetes that works by making calls between its instances. It runs as a DaemonSet on Kubernetes, which is used to manage groups of replicated pods on Kubernetes. It produces Prometheus metrics that can be scraped, visualised and alerted on. “We built Goldpinger to troubleshoot, visualise and alert on … continue reading

Incident Screen in StackPulse Free

ITOps Times news digest: StackPulse Free,’s Prometheus-as-a-Service, and IFS Cloud

StackPulse has announced a free version of its reliability platform, giving developers, DevOps, and SRE teams a more cost effective way to respond to software outages, automate operations, and provide more reliable software.  StackPulse Free includes code-based playbooks for automation, and integration into existing monitoring, observability, and communications tools. The other paid version, StackPulse Enterprise, … continue reading

Shining a light on IT Operations metrics

Modern IT departments operate in a pressure cooker. Their highly distributed infrastructures are spread across legacy data centers and hybrid and multiple public clouds. Now, the Internet of Things and the edge are part of the mix.  Massive amounts of data are flowing through these multi-faceted environments and it falls on IT to make sense … continue reading

Sysdig launches PromCat repository of Prometheus integrations

Earlier this week, Sysdig announced the launch of a cloud-scale Prometheus monitoring tool. Along with that new tool, the company has also announced the launch of PromCat, which is short for Prometheus Catalog.  PromCat is a curated repository of Prometheus exporters, dashboards, and alerts. According to Sysdig, there are hundreds of Prometheus exporters that collect … continue reading

Sysdig releases cloud-scale Prometheus monitoring

Sysdig announced cloud monitoring at scale with full Prometheus compatibility that addresses the issues that are holding teams back from the organization-wide adoption of Prometheus monitoring. The company also introduced support for creating dashboards, alerts, and metric analytics based on PromQL, the query language for Prometheus. Sysdig said that because monitoring Kubernetes and microservices can … continue reading

OpsRamp Fall 2019 Release

ITOps Times news digest: OpsRamp Fall 2019 Release, Prometheus 2.13, and CloudBees’ Technical Alliance Partner Program

The OpsRamp Fall 2019 Release is now available. According to OpsRamp, this release includes enhancements to event management and intelligent correlation machine learning models. It also adds new multi-cloud infrastructure monitoring capabilities for AWS and GCP.  “Our customers have told us that they’d like to have more visibility and control into how machine learning models … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Thanos

Thanos is a set of components that can be configured to provide unlimited storage capacity. Thanos can sit seamlessly on top of Prometheus deployments. According to the team behind the project, Thanos leverages Prometheus 2.0’s storage format to create efficient and scalable storage. “At a certain cluster scale, problems arise that go beyond the capabilities … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Prometheus

This week’s highlighted open-source project, Prometheus, provides monitoring and alerting for cloud native applications. The project’s main features include a multi-dimensional data model, a flexible query language, autonomous server nodes, and more. In addition, most of Prometheus’ projects are written in Go, which means that they can be easily deployed as static binaries, the Prometheus … continue reading

Platform9 updates Fission with new developer and IT Ops serverless capabilities

Platform9 has announced the latest version of its open-source Kubernetes-native serverless framework The company added new features that will enable developers and IT operations teams to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications. The latest release introduces a new live-reload feature that deploys code as it is being written into a live Kubernetes … continue reading

Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 is now available

Red Hat has released version 3.11 of the OpenShift Container Platform. This release ships with Kubernetes 1.11 and includes new features to streamline Day 2 cluster and application operations. “In short, we’ve made central administration for your clusters, environments, and users easier, while providing expanded Prometheus capabilities for gathering Kubernetes-native metrics,” the company wrote in … continue reading

Cortex becomes CNCF project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has accepted Cortex as a CNCF Sandbox project. Cortex is an open-source Prometheus as a Service monitoring solution. “Cortex is an open-source tool that provides horizontally scalable, multi-tenant, long term storage for Prometheus metrics when used as a remote write destination, and a horizontally scalable, Prometheus-compatible query API,” the company … continue reading Protection Status

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