October 11, 2021
Help us champion female coders of colour at KubeCon NA 2021
T-0 Hours - Collaborations and Cloud Native! KubeCon NA 2021 is here, and we’ve teamed up with Ambassador Labs, Jetstack, Civo, Codefresh and Buoyant, to raise awareness and support for Black Girls Code (BGC), a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunity and promoting inclusivity for promising young women of colour in the tech industry. Each sponsor will be donating $2 for every virtual booth visitor we receive!
October 07, 2021
Why it makes sense to consider managed Kubernetes
Kubernetes is the world’s most popular way to run containerized applications. It is so popular in fact – second only to Linux among open source projects – that rival container orchestration systems have become effectively irrelevant. Kubernetes is popular for numerous reasons, not least its power to scale seamlessly and heal itself automatically. Above all, however, there is its ubiquity. Kubernetes has become the de facto infrastructure for the cloud native world.
October 05, 2021
Three unmissable events: KubeCon, GitOpsCon and the GitOps One-Stop Shop
Three opportunities to learn more about GitOps in October: GitOpsCon, KubeCon and Weaveworks’ own GitOps One-Stop Shop. No matter if you are a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, we have talks and learnings for all levels.
September 28, 2021
The Definitive Guide to Kubernetes in Production
There’s a lot to think about (and yes a lot that can go wrong) when you’re preparing your Kubernetes application for production. This is an introduction to some of the key considerations when preparing to put your Kubernetes application into production.
September 02, 2021
What is a self-service developer platform and why does it matter?
Implementing a platform model in your organization enables separation of concerns for both Dev & Ops teams. We explore this topic in more detail, including the benefits for each team.
August 31, 2021
Kubernetes components that make up its architecture
Kubernetes is a complex system because of its many components. Yet, it is imperative for IT & DevOps teams to have a good understanding of the different components & how they work together.
August 10, 2021
Tools for Automating and Implementing Cloud Native Patterns
Kubernetes is the essential tool for orchestrating cloud native applications. However getting Kubernetes up and running is only a small piece of what you need to start developing applications. There are many tools to choose from within the cloud native ecosystem before the team can start increasing feature velocity and selecting the right ones can be a challenge.
July 20, 2021
Why developers need a self-service platform – and how to provide one
In this white paper, we explain what a self-service developer platform is, how it can benefit your business and explore GitOps as the best way to deliver it.
July 15, 2021
Application Portability for the Cloud Era
Each dev team has different needs and wants the autonomy to choose their own cloud provider or preferred cloud services. It becomes the job of the platform team to ensure that any required cloud service is supported by the organization's technology stack. In this era of distributed cloud applications, application portability has become even more important.
June 30, 2021
Declarative delivery at scale: Weave GitOps
We just launched Weave GitOps, an opinionated GitOps product. App delivery and continuous operations have never been easier and more secure than from within Git. Take full control of Kubernetes running anywhere with Weave GitOps.
June 17, 2021
One year kured - your Kubernetes Reboot Daemon
Kured, the Kubernetes Reboot Deamon helps perform safe automatic node reboots, when indicated by the package management of the underlying OS. We often find kured running behind the scenes and over the recent months, the community stepped up and moved kured to a fully packed 1.7.0 release. Read up on the latest features and join the community.
June 02, 2021
Hybrid & multi-cloud Kubernetes requires a GitOps savvy Platform team
Multi-cloud promises a lot in terms of application portability, flexible choice of infrastructure, high availability, and cost savings. However, this also comes with its own set of challenges. We look at three priorities needed for multi-cloud Kubernetes clusters, and implementing them using GitOps and cloud native tooling, to function at scale.
May 25, 2021
How to Start Left with Security Using Git Pre-Commit Hooks
Understand how you can shift security left by using pre-commit hooks in Git before committing to the code base.
May 20, 2021
KubeCon EU 2021 Recap - A Celebration of Kubernetes
KubeCon EU 2021 was a blast! It was also A LOT. Good news: there was a wide variance of topics discussed and fascinating sessions. Bad news: there are only 24 hours in a day to watch them. More good news; we take the time to spotlight sessions our team were a part of, as well as highlight some more interesting sessions.
May 06, 2021
Liquid Metal: Kubernetes on Bare Metal with MicroVMs
Das Schiff platform from Deutsche Telekom is an example of the benefits of a GitOps-driven, fleet-managed platform for telecom operators. A key enabler for rolling out Das Schiff to the edge is the ability to run Kubernetes on microVMs. This blog describes the core technology, jointly developed by Deutsche Telekom, Weaveworks and AWS, which significantly improves the efficiency of deployment of Kubernetes across bare-metal pools.
May 04, 2021
Managing Kubernetes with GitOps in a multi-cluster, multi-cloud world
If you’re deploying anything at scale, you’re going to need some level of automation in order to achieve consistency. By using a GitOps workflow to manage your Kubernetes clusters, you can solve some of the most common challenges associated with multi-cluster environments.
March 30, 2021
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.
March 30, 2021
Using Cloud-Native BuildPacks for Operational Efficiency
CNB offers a rich capability for building OCI images. Learn about layer caching practices, image inspection, and runtime rebasing.
March 23, 2021
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....
March 02, 2021
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.