Racy conntrack and DNS lookup timeouts

Recently there were many Kubernetes user bug reports about DNS lookups from Pods sometimes taking 5 or even more seconds. In this blog post I will explain the root causes for such delays, discuss some mitigations and present some kernel fixes.

Managing Helm releases the GitOps way

GitOps is a way to do continuous delivery; For Kubenetes this means using git push instead of kubectl create/apply or helm install/upgrade. This step by step guides shows you how to set up a git centric CICD pipeline for Kubernetes with Helm and Weave Flux.

Debugging microservices - Squash vs. Telepresence

Debugging distributed applications is challenging. Learn the pros and cons of Squash and Telepresence, two tools designed for debugging applications running in Kubernetes that can help you track down problems in your code.

Introducing eksctl 0.1.0 - our first major release

Read about our first major release of eksctl. eksctl is a simple CLI tool for creating clusters on EKS - Amazon’s new managed Kubernetes service for EC2. It is written in Go, and is based on Amazon’s official CloudFormation templates. Create a cluster with a single command.

Why you need Istio, Kubernetes, and Weave Cloud for Distributed Applications

Managing distributed applications can be challenging. Find out how you can use Weave Cloud to manage, debug and monitor applications running in Istio and Kubernetes.

Kubernetes FAQ - How can I route traffic for Kubernetes on bare metal?

Bare metal, on-premise installations of Kubernetes can be challenging. A frequently asked question is how to route traffic in Kubernetes. This post discusses the different traffic routing methods and the pros and cons of each.

Weaveworks GitOps Developer Toolkit. Part one: Skaffold

In this first post on the GitOps Developer Toolkit, Ilya takes us through a GitOps workflow using Skaffold and Weave Cloud.

What are Draft and Skaffold and how do they differ in their approach to Kubernetes deployments?

What are Draft and Skaffold? Learn what the key differences are and when you’d use one over the other in your Kubernetes development pipeline.

Kubernetes anti-patterns: Let's do GitOps, not CIOps!

How does GitOps differ from CIOps? In this post, learn about a Kubernetes anti-pattern and find out how most Kubernetes pipelines are CIOps and not GitOps and what the differences are.

Getting Started with the OpenFaaS Kubernetes Operator on EKS

The OpenFaaS team recently released a Kubernetes operator for OpenFaaS. The OpenFaaS Operator can be run with OpenFaaS on any Kubernetes service, in this post I will show you step-by-step instructions on how to deploy to Amazon's managed Kubernetes service (EKS).

Don’t miss the “Developing with Kubernetes” Office Hours with Ilya!

Are you looking to develop and push your apps to Kubernetes but not sure what should be in your app deployment toolkit? Whether you are maintaining your own cluster or using a hosted services, there’s quite a bit that you need to know to have the best experience. For instance, how do you develop and test an app to run well on Kubernetes? What should be in your dev toolkit?

GitOps - Git Push all the Things - Alexis Richardson keynote address

Read a recap and then watch Alexis Richardson deliver the keynote at the Continuous Lifecycle London conference. Alexis discusses industry standards, current trends in CI/CD and then shows how developers can take control of development pipelines and operations tasks using familiar tools and workflows.

GitOps - What You Need To Know

Learn the principles and patterns of GitOps workflows and how to implement them to run Kubernetes in production and at scale. We added new content to our Kubernetes library, and summarized the key concepts of GitOps all in one place.

What's New in Weave Cloud: Deployments

Catch up on the latest feature release for Weave Cloud that focuses on understanding deployments. Use batch mode to make multiple workload deployments or continue using single mode and select individual workloads to deploy to the cluster. With greater control over your deployments, you can more easily manage when and how new workloads land on either your staging or production servers.

What’s New in Weave Cloud: Workloads

Catch up on the latest feature release for Weave Cloud that focuses on understanding workloads. We'll talk about workload views, as well as cluster-wide workload views. At a glance you can locate any service and determine what was deployed when and by whom.

GitOps, Weave Cloud and EKS demonstrated at EKoSystem Day

Craig Wright demonstrated GitOps workflows and Weave Cloud on EKS at the EKoSystem Day event held at the AWS Loft in downtown San Francisco. Weaveworks was one of 10 technical partners invited to speak at this special event that was broadcasted live on Twitch.

Meet the team: Neil Gehani (Director of Product Management)

Last up in our Meet the Weaveworks team series, we’re highlighting those engineers and marketers attending this year’s DockerCon at San Francisco. In this post you will meet Neil Gehani, Director of Product Management and avid mountain biker.

Dynamic Developers and Dazzling Demos at DockerCon

As DockerCon kicks off this week, we have an action-packed week of demo’s and dazzling conversations at the Weaveworks booth, and we’re hosting two evening meetups in collaboration with Bitnami and Pivotal too. Read on to learn more!

Meet the team: Jordan Pellizzari (Front-end Engineer)

In the next part of our Meet the Weaveworks team series, we’re highlighting those engineers and marketers attending this year’s DockerCon at San Francisco. In this post you will meet Jordan Pellizzari front-end engineer and node.js developer.

Meet the team: Roland Schilter (Full-stack Engineer)

In the next part of our Meet the Weaveworks team series, we’re highlighting those engineers and marketers attending this year’s DockerCon at San Francisco. In this post you will meet Roland Schilter full-stack engineer.