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March 21, 2019

Going Cloud Native: 6 essential things you need to know

Are you just starting on your digital transformation journey and still wondering what cloud native is, and why you need it? This new article discusses the key takeaways to know about the term cloud native.

March 07, 2019

10 Tips for Building and Managing Containers

Learn how your team can speed up development with these hands-on tips for building and managing containerized apps on Kubernetes.

January 08, 2018

Multi-Cloud Big Data Processing with Flink, Docker Swarm and Weave Plugin

This post shows step by step how to set up a multi-cloud environment for big data processing using Apache Flink, Docker Swarm and the new Weave Net Docker plugin.

October 15, 2017

Swarmprom - Prometheus Monitoring for Docker Swarm

In this post we will be discussing how to set up application and infrastructure monitoring for Docker Swarm with the help of Prometheus. Swarmprom is a starter kit for Docker Swarm monitoring with Prometheus, Grafana, cAdvisor, Node Exporter, Alert Manager, and Unsee.

August 02, 2017

My Slow Internet vs. Docker

Downloading and running Docker containers when you’re on the road can be challenging. Ray Tsang shows us how build a Docker host on Google Cloud with Docker Engine.

April 24, 2017

A Whale of a Time: That’s it for DockerCon USA 2017

We won’t forget you, DockerCon USA 2017. Our team had a blast – huge thanks to the Docker ecosystem and the entire community. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of our awesome week in Austin. The big newsWe’re excited about two of...

April 14, 2017

Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker

On March 14, the monthly Weave User Group covered the topic “Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker.”Sandeep Dinesh, Developer Advocate from Google gave an overview of Kubernetes and gRPC with a demo. In the second part...

April 07, 2017

Microservices on Amazon ECS with Abby Fuller (AWS) & Mike Lang (Weaveworks)

Abby Fuller returned as the guest speaker to talk about Microservices on Amazon ECS. She provides an overview on ECS, how it works, and best practices.

January 25, 2017

What is Cloud Native and why should I care

Alexis Richardson, founder and CEO of Weaveworks, did a recent talk at Software Circus about “What Cloud Native is and why should I care.” Cloud Native is open source Cloud computing for applications, a trusted tool kit for modern...

January 05, 2017

Using Weave to Network Containerized Microservices on Amazon ECS

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a Docker container management service, part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. By using Weave Net, a software-defined networking solution, you can deploy containers onto ECS more easily, without...

January 03, 2017

11 Essential Docker Deployment Tools (Updated for 2017)

The state of the Docker ecosystem, as with any new and popular project, is frequently in flux, with new tools and software rising and falling in popularity. If you’re a developer who regularly works with Docker, you continually need to...

December 29, 2016

Ansible and Weave step by step

We received permission from Alberto Garcia Lamela to post this guest blog post. The original post here.This is a pragmatic guide to Ansible for beginners. This use case will guide you on how to set up a cross-cloud software defined network...

December 19, 2016

Docker Swarm Mode vs. Kubernetes: Key Facts You Need to Know

Docker Swarm Mode and Kubernetes are two of the most popular tools for container clustering and orchestration, despite their divergent philosophies and capabilities. Since both platforms are quite distinct, experience with one generally...

December 14, 2016

Container Management and the Rise of Docker

Software projects have historically struggled with problems through the entire development life cycle, from understanding the requirements to successfully deploying a new release. Agile development methods have helped solve the problem of...

November 29, 2016

Comparing Container Orchestrators: Six Choices Analyzed | Weaveworks

Comparing OrchestratorsIf you’re managing a large number of containers, or expecting to do so in the near future, the options for container orchestration tools — from major players such as Amazon and IBM to startups and open-source...

October 31, 2016

What are Microservices?

Software applications built using microservices have multiplied rapidly in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. A host of tech industry titans, including Netflix, Amazon, eBay, Uber and Comcast, have all written...

August 18, 2016

Introducing Weave Scope 0.17 With Table Mode and Enhanced Performance

Scope 0.17 introduces a Table Mode as an alternative to Scope’s classic graph view. Table mode offers higher information density, and is particularly useful when there are many nodes in the graph view. It’s like a top command, for visualizing your containers!

June 20, 2016

DockerCon 2016: Weave Cloud and Weave Net 1.6

At DockerCon today we announced the public beta of Weave Cloud, a microservices console allowing developers and operations to quickly connect, visualize and monitor containers and microservices, regardless of the orchestrator....

May 16, 2016

How Weave Net Enables a Global Docker Cluster with OnApp

Please welcome Viktor Petersson and Bernino Lind from OnApp’s Federation. They describe how to network a Docker cluster across multiple data centers using Weave Net. Already in use by OnApp’s Federation, Weave Net plays a pivotal role in...

April 11, 2016

Debugging is Easier with Docker for Mac and Weave

Debugging and testing containerized applications from a Mac can be fiddly, (because you’re running containers inside a Host, which itself is running inside the OS), especially if you have multiple containers using the same port or if a...