kube-state-metrics the past, the present, and the future

The kube-state-metrics project is a service you can deploy in your Kubernetes cluster. It watches Kubernetes objects, in order to expose metrics in the Prometheus format. The project lives under the umbrella of the Kubernetes organization and was started by Sam Ghods at Box in May 2016. There has been a growing popularity in the project, so I wanted to share the current state of the project and what I believe the future holds. This post will particularly focus on the architectural changes that the project has undergone and explain the reasoning for the more significant ones.

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