Improve Kubernetes operational intelligence with multi cluster observability

With Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP) 2.5 we are adding an enterprise grade observability portal. WKP uses standard Kubernetes tooling, and works across organizations and different environments. Observability is the cornerstone of efficient and secure Day 2 operations, by providing critical data on health and system performance to cluster operators.

Progressive Delivery across multiple clusters & cloud using Weave Kubernetes Platform, Flagger & Linkerd

In this talk Jason Morgan, Buoyant, and Paul Curtis, Weaveworks are introducing the concept of progressive delivery across multiple clusters and environments. With technologies such as Linkerd and Weave Kubernetes Platform, teams can progressively move traffic to Kubernetes - controlled and securely. Best in class GitOps workflows ensure developer friendly operations for Kubernetes while ensuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery across multiple backends.

KubeCon EU 2021 & GitOpsCon - event season is in full bloom

We are super excited for KubeCon EU 2021 and will kick it off with a Day 0 event (on Monday, May 3 at 15:00 UTC) #GitOpsCon with the GitOps Working Group and our friends at RedHat. Here is a quick preview of what we have planned and must see talks....

GitOps - From Business Value to Technical Value

At our recent virtual event, GitOps Days 2020, Weaveworks executive Paul Fremantle outlined how increased velocity is just one of the benefits of GitOps. He explained that ultimately, increased velocity is a business metric.

Key Learnings from GitOps Days 2020: Compliance + Governance - part 2

How can strongly regulated industries such as the financial or healthcare sectors use GitOps to help with Compliance & Governance in today’s modern development world? We summarized key takeaways from a talk at GitOps Day 2020.

Delivery engineering = GitOps at State Farm

At State Farm delivery engineering is about enabling every product team to deploy changes to platforms in a simple, compliant, and repeatable manner - a very succinct explanation of the term "GitOps". Tune in to hear more about State Farm's adoption journey of GitOps.

Multi-cloud Strategies with Kubernetes and GitOps

Adopting a multi-cloud strategy has many advantages, however it also has its own set of challenges and obstacles. We delve into the benefits of multi-cloud and how to overcome its challenges using Kubernetes and GitOps.

GitOps Use Cases at the Edge

Telcos have a lot to gain from 5G and edge networks, and this has ripple effects on their customers. In our latest blog post, we are examining four key benefits of the 5G edge from the perspective of a telco, and what this means for their customers. We also connect these benefits to Kubernetes and GitOps practices, which is the key enabler.

Local storage: choosing the right solution for your cluster

Local storage is almost always the best answer if you are running stateful applications in your Kubernetes cluster. But with so many local storage options out there, choosing the right one is hardly straightforward. For this reason, we’ve just finished putting some of the leading solutions to the test....

GitOps across the Edge and all Clouds

In this two-part series we discuss why Kubernetes is vital for telcos to set up operations at the edge, and how GitOps is key to managing and scaling Kubernetes at the edge. Together, they make for a comprehensive strategy for telcos looking to rollout 5G services in the near future.

Axel Springer automates test environment setup with GitOps and GitHub Actions

Discover how the infrastructure team at Axel Springer SE, one of the largest publishers in Europe, was able to set up a Kubernetes platform leveraging GitOps and GitHub Actions that allowed their developers to create and tear down test environments on demand within minutes.

Flux is now a CNCF incubating project

We are proud to announce that the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee promoted Flux to Incubation status. This is testament to the dedication of a community that deeply believes in GitOps principles as the way to operate your applications and infrastructure, and scale more efficiently. Read more about the future of Flux and Flux v2

How the Service Mesh became a Service Mess

Our latest podcast episode, features William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant and the creator of Linkerd. Tune in for a brilliant discussion on the origins of service mesh, its ecosystem and why it’s important for Kubernetes centric infrastructures today.

2020 State of DevOps - GitOps accelerates self service

The 2020 State of DevOps report touches on a central issue for application and platform teams - the idea of introducing self service workflows. High performing teams are keen on realizing the benefits such as a self-service developer experience, continuous platform improvement, and an always-available audit trail. We analyzed how GitOps introduces automation and standardization that lead to a successful platform model.

Understanding the Kubernetes Event Horizon

Have you ever listened to what your cluster is telling you? Every part of Kubernetes sends out Events, which are small messages telling you what is happening inside that component. In this post we look at some data that 'kubectl describe' displays, for diagnosing specific problems.

Flux v2 is getting closer

The Flux to Flux v2 migration period is coming soon. In this post we give an overview of the new features that have been added, including where and how to test Flux v2 before GA.

Taking part in building out the 5G ecosystem

Weaveworks is taking part in building out the 5G ecosystem supporting recent investors Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Orange. Watch a recent conversation between Till Stenzel, Managing Director Advisory of DCTP and Weaveworks founder Alexis Richardson about GitOps - and why it’s such a good solution for telcos engaging with 5G.

Weaveworks Welcomes Jane Silber to its Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce that Jane Silber is joining the Weaveworks Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this advisory role. Find out why Jane decided to join Weaveworks.

Progressively Delivering Applications Across Cloud and On-Premise

For many teams moving legacy services to run on a modern cloud native stack, is daring and sometimes not even feasible due to regulatory requirements. In this true hybrid scenario, we will be explaining how to move legacy apps progressively to Kubernetes in a secure and controlled manner.

Kubernetes at the Edge - Part 2

This is part 2 of our blog series on Kubernetes at the edge. In this post we will dig deeper into the top priorities telcos have related to edge computing. We also discuss ways to manage edge infrastructure at scale using Weave Kubernetes Platform and GitOps workflows.