Prometheus has quite a short release cycle - every six weeks, a new release is out. What happens then to the old releases is very random - some bugs are backported, but most of them are not. Therefore, to get bug fixes, you very often have to upgrade to the last minor release.
While the Prometheus community is working hard to keep Prometheus API stability guarantees, upgrading still represents a small risk. Because of changes in behaviour, new features carrying their regressions, or performance tweaks that might not align with your specific workflow.
To reduce that risk, we will work with the community to introduce in July Prometheus 2.37 LTS, a Prometheus release that will be supported five times longer than other releases. During 12 months, until July 2023, we will provide bugfixes, security and documentation fixes to a Prometheus release.
This LTS release will be available for everyone, for free, on regular Prometheus channels. While I will be release shepherd, it will be built with and for the community.
Support for Prometheus
While entreprises continue to adopt Prometheus, we also want to help them strive in their Prometheus usage. In addition to the LTS release, we provide professional support for Prometheus. This is a unique opportunity to get support directly from Prometheus experts and maintainers.