Automate Progressive Deployments to Kubernetes with Flagger and Linkerd

Use Flagger with Linkerd to automate progressive deployments like canaries and other advanced deployment strategies for your Kubernetes workloads. Linkerd implements the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) Traffic Split API. This allows Flagger to control the traffic between two versions of the same application.

Fire Up Your VMs with Weave Ignite

For the last few months we have been playing with a little side project called “Ignite”. Ignite is a GitOps-managed Virtual Machine (VM) with a container UX. A “container VM” that is both secure and lightning fast.

Automated Operation of Stateful Apps in Kubernetes with GitOps

Join our upcoming webinar in collaboration with Portworx to learn how software teams can manage stateful applications and their many operations tasks more efficiently, predictably, and reliably.

Why a Cloud Native Application Platform

The last 18 months technology teams from investment banks to start-ups in garages, know that Kubernetes is the answer to innovation. The CNCF is expanding rapidly, both sponsors and projects, Kubecon is doubling every six months, and forum and meetup attendance is through the roof. Read Steve George's take on why Kubernetes is everywhere.

Moving Towards a Standard Operating Model for Kubernetes

Everyone understands how to deploy, monitor, manage and look after Linux distributions. But in the Kubernetes world, nothing is standardized. People do things with custom-built tools. What Weaveworks is doing is providing standardized workflows for how to deploy, configure, monitor, update and look after Kubernetes. Read the transcript of Steve George's interview with Swapnil Bhartiya.

Application Checklist for Kubernetes

Find out what the best practices are for running applications in Kubernetes with this convenient application checklist.

Cluster Ready Checklist for Kubernetes

How do you know when you’re ready to run your Kubernetes cluster in production? In this blog series, we define Production Ready checklists for your cluster and applications.

GigaOm - Voices in DevOps with Steve George

Read a recap of Steve George’s appearance on the podcast, GigaOm - Voices in DevOps and learn how cloud native can help your team ship faster and more reliably.

Introduction to Kubernetes Security

Weaveworks and Aqua recently held a popular webinar on Kubernetes and Security. Liz Rice of Aqua described how to lock down a cluster and Brice Fernandes of Weaveworks examined how to secure your operations workflows to Kubernetes.

Automate Kubernetes with GitOps

The goal of GitOps is to increase the velocity of your team’s output. It automates much of the process of Kubernetes releases and deployments and avoids the use of custom scripts.

What DevOps is to the Cloud, GitOps is to Cloud Native

At this year’s KubeCon, CloudNativeCon, EU held in Barcelona, a panel discussion on “GitOps and Best Practices for Cloud Native CICD” was attended by almost 1600 participants! GitOps has crossed the chasm and is now a central part of the Cloud Native lexicon that should be in every developer and cluster operator’s toolkit.

Kube(rnetes) record breaker - highlights from KubeCon Barcelona 2019

Time for a throwback post to a couple of Tuesdays ago when we were able to say Hola and Buenos Dias to 7,700 attendees at KubeCon EU 2019 in Barcelona! Catch up on talks and keynotes that we delivered and participated in....

eksctl and Flagger

We recently added eksctl and Flagger to our website. Find out how these two projects can help you create and manage clusters on AWS EKS and automate Kubernetes deployments.

An Introduction to Kubernetes Security with Aqua and Weaveworks

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on an Introduction to Kubernetes Security with Liz Rice, of Aqua and Brice Fernandes, Weaveworks engineer.

Troubleshoot Clusters From Visual Studio Code With Weave Scope

If you’re using Visual Studio, now you can visualize and troubleshoot deployments and workloads with the Weave Scope Kubernetes Tools extension from your IDE. This gives you a single workflow without having to context-switch between applications.

Flagger Adds Support for Service Mesh Interface API an Open Standard Specification from Microsoft

Flagger and Weave Cloud now supports the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) API for advanced deployments like canary to Kubernetes. SMI is an open project started in partnership with Microsoft, Buoyant, HashiCorp, Solo, F5, Red Hat, and WeaveWorks.

Automated Canary Management to Kubernetes with Flagger, Istio and GitOps Pipelines

Flagger automates traffic routing between canary deployments, reducing the risk of app downtime. This allows your team to confidently test and rollout innovative new features more frequently. This tutorial walks you through setting up Istio on a Kubernetes cluster, automating canary and A/B deployments with GitOps pipelines.

Progressive Delivery across clouds and service meshes using Weave Flagger with Service Mesh Hub and SuperGloo

Weave Flagger is now integrated with SuperGloo. That means, you can download Weave Flagger from Solo.io’s Service Mesh Hub, a mesh extension catalogue and instantly have progressive delivery capabilities with the service mesh of your choice.

Developer Impact on the Bottom Line

Starting down the cloud native path can be challenging. You need to learn new technologies like Kubernetes, the ecosystem of tools that support it, and a whole new way of working. Companies who successfully transition will benefit with an increase in velocity, scalability and innovation.

Kubernetes Deployment Strategies

With more frequent releases, the chances of negatively affecting application reliability or customer experience can increase. Learn why effective deployment strategies help teams minimize risk.