If you’ve been around the cloud-native world for a while, you’ll no doubt be familiar with (and quite likely already be using) Prometheus. You may however not have heard of Thanos. Put simply, Thanos takes Prometheus and makes it even more awesome.
Whilst AWS’s free S3 tier is almost certainly sufficient to store Terraform’s remote state, it may be the case that you have a requirement to keep the data on-site, or alternatively if you’re using Terraform in an air-gapped environment then you have no choice but to self-host.
A solution in need of a problem Like all good sysadmins, my personal website has been a ‘coming soon’ splash page for quite some time. According to the Wayback Machine, it’s been this way since some time in 2014. As I’m sure many can sympathise with, there are always far more interesting and shiny things to be experimenting with than building a website.