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  1. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers

    Since a sufficiently large set of microservices requires some level of coordination, we're going to assume you are using Kubernetes for orchestration. We're also assuming you have a time series database like Prometheus or InfluxDB for storing your metrics data. You might also need an ingress controller, such as the one Kong provides to control traffic flow, and a service mesh, such as Kuma, to better facilitate...
  2. The Kubernetes Package Manager

    Prometheus is the go-to standard for monitoring, an open-source system that is easy to install and integrate with your Kubernetes setup. Installation is especially simple if you use Helm.