March 12, 2020
Announcing Flagger 1.0
We're happy to announce the first release candidate of Flagger 1.0! Version 1.0 comes with the promise of a stable API. The canary resource is no longer alpha and the API has been extended to facilitate integrations with external monitoring systems and alerting platforms.
February 25, 2020
Calculating the True Cost of Moving to the Cloud - Part 2
In part 1 we broke down the key components of the move that need consideration. We also linked to described all of the public cloud cost calculators to help you estimate expenses. In this post, we’ll take a closer look and discuss why you need to distinguish between CapEx and OpEx expenses.
February 20, 2020
Four Pitfalls to Watch for when Migrating to the Cloud
Migrating an on-premises data center to cloud-based infrastructure is trickier than it seems. This post explains what the most common pitfalls are that can get in the way of achieving a successful cloud migration.
February 18, 2020
Financial Services and the State of DevOps - Industry Report Card
We look at the 2019 State of DevOps report which surveyed more than 3,000 DevOps practitioners across different industries. The focus of the report was on how an improvement in security measures can assist release velocity.
February 13, 2020
InfoQ on WKSctl and Cluster Configuration Management with GitOps
InfoQ, the magazine for professional software development, and Christian Melendez recently conducted an interview with the Weaveworks team on the WKSctl project. WKSctl is an open source tool that can be used to create and manage developer and production ready Kubernetes clusters from git.
February 11, 2020
20 Years of FOSDEM
FOSDEM, an annual conference to promote the widespread use of free and open source software, is now in its 20th year. Its scope is breathtaking: it takes over an entire university campus in Brussels for two days. Last week saw 871 events spread across 71 tracks.
February 04, 2020
Calculating the True Cost of Moving to the Cloud
Finding the cost of any major change to a large and complex system is rarely as simple as adding up the prices of the goods and services required, and cloud migration is no exception.
January 23, 2020
GitOps and Cluster API: Multi-cluster Manager
In a previous post we introduced the combination of Flux and the Cluster API to enable cluster management with GitOps. But what happens if you are building a large multi-cloud and/or hybrid platform?This post introduces an advanced deployment pattern for managing multiple clusters.
January 16, 2020
Docker vs Virtual Machines (VMs) : A Practical Guide to Docker Containers and VMs
Docker, Kubernetes, and containers are indeed powerful technologies that can bring many benefits to a business. But they are not necessarily the right choice for every workload. In some cases, you’re better off sticking with simple virtual machines.
January 14, 2020
Open Source Weave Ignite - The GitOps VM
At last year’s Kubecon in San Diego, Mark Emeis, Weaveworks Engineering Manager and open source contributor gave a talk on how Weave Ignite started, how it works and where you can use it in your development pipelines.
January 07, 2020
How Kubernetes Helps Solve Cloud Complexity
Deploying to the cloud requires an understanding of the implications of cloud native. Even though Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies come with a learning curve, in the long run they reduce complexity not add to it. Learn the key Kubernetes concepts you need to know to get there.
December 05, 2019
MLOps on Kubernetes with Portable Profiles
This post introduces a new feature called Profiles, which allows you to create a specific Kubernetes application platform to meet your business needs. We show how you can enable machine learning operations or MLOps with specific Profiles for two different types of Kubernetes instances - EKS and Kubernetes with Firekube.
December 03, 2019
FIDEKS - GitOps driven “Augmented K8S Platform for Enterprise”
Rajarajan Pudupatti, Cloud Platforms Architect at Fidelity Investments and Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks delivered a practical use case and explanation on how Kubernetes and GitOps was successfully implemented into a large financial organization.
November 21, 2019
Industry Experts Discuss GitOps and Best Practises for CICD
Watch a recap of a panel discussion between Weaveworks Founder, Alexis, and three expert industry practitioners where they discuss using GitOps and how it fits within their CICD practises today.
November 19, 2019
Why Enterprise is Migrating to the Cloud
If you're considering moving your IT operations to the public cloud, you should consider the basic issues, the costs, and the benefits. This post talks about cost savings and associated benefits of moving a typical in-house IT operation to the cloud.
November 15, 2019
GitOps With GitHub Actions and EKS
Curious about GitHub Actions and GitOps? This step by step tutorial shows you how to use GitOps and GitHub Actions for application deployments to EKS. Learn how to set up an EKS cluster with eksctl, GitHub Actions to push the image to ECR, then deploy and commit that image tag back to GitHub with Weave Flux.
November 12, 2019
Scaling Up Enterprise Kubernetes - Moving Microservices from Pilot to Platform
Enterprises are embracing the principle of Kubernetes, but many have not deployed it at scale. Only 10% of enterprise respondents to GigaOm research, carried out earlier this year, use the orchestrator in production and have implemented it as a platform throughout their organization.
November 05, 2019
Implementation Strategies for Multicloud Kubernetes
Organizations that find themselves in this new world of multiple-container platforms face a number of new challenges because of the inherent complexity of multicloud. Going the multicloud way requires a deliberate implementation strategy. Find out more in the blog.
October 31, 2019
Requirements for Managing Multicloud Kubernetes
Enterprises are choosing to use multiple cloud providers to run their applications with Kubernetes as the clear leader in multicloud container deployments. But a multicloud Kubernetes configuration has unique requirements.
October 29, 2019
Going to KubeCon in San Diego? Visit us at Booth S51
With Kubecon only three week’s away, we’re getting excited for this year’s show. As founding members of the CNCF as well as top Kubernetes contributors, we have a full line up of informative talks, a sold-out hands-on workshop, and great booth demos.