Making billions with Kubernetes and Weave Cloud: Deploying your app for the first time

The world has been patiently waiting for the launch of Stringly™, a platform for distributing highly optimized strings that is sure to disrupt the global string market. The VC checks have cleared and its time to give the people what they...

Architecture models for Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes

Luke Marsden explores different architecture models for achieving continuous delivery with Kubernetes. He will be discussing best practices such as establishing a single source of truth and utilizing efficient rollbacks without requiring new code changes to be pushed.

Adding a Service to Weave Cloud and Other Best Practices

Learn how to add a service to Weave Cloud – from naming and organization to security and monitoring, Tom Wilkie shares best practices and lessons learned.

Kubernetes Rolling Upgrades One by One

Have a semi-stateful service running on Kubernetes and want to do rolling upgrades? Tom Wilkie outlines how to make deployments upgrade one by one.

Weave-NPC: Container firewalls in Go

Weave Network Policy Controller is an implementation of the Kubernetes Network Policy. Read on to learn about container firewalls in Go.

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...

Cloud Native Matters - Alexis Richardson’s CNC + KubeCon 2017 Talk

At the end of March, our CEO and co-founder Alexis Richardson gave a keynote at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 on what cloud native is, and why cloud native matters.In the beginningCloud native began 10 years ago with Netflix and...

KubeCon Europe 2017: A Kubernetes Community Meeting

That’s a wrap, KubeCon Europe 2017 Another successful CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe is in the books, and we want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who visited our booth and attended our talks. We love getting the chance to chat with...

Weave Cloud and The Future of K8s: A Simplified Kubernetes Installation

Since announcing kubeadm in September as a simplified way to install Kubernetes, SIG-cluster-lifecycle has made a number of updates to the tool. The goal remains the same: to make it the standard for Kubernetes installation. Lucas...

Of Metrics and Middleware

The topic of how the services in Weave Cloud are instrumented came up in two discussions this week, so I thought I’d write a short blog post explaining all the moving parts.Instrumenting RequestsFor all services in Weave Cloud, we measure...

Log Aggregation for Kubernetes with Loggly

I consider log aggregation to be one of “pillars” of observability – a crucial service that every developer needs when working with distributed apps / microservices / cloud natives. In this post I’ll explain how we uses Loggly to aggregate...

Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi: Challenges & Advantages

Lucas Käldström is a upper secondary school student from Finland. He has recently joined Weaveworks as a contractor. By tinkering with Raspberry Pis, he discovered Kubernetes, started kubernetes-on-arm, and then merged ARM support into...

Prometheus, ConfigMaps and Continuous Deployment

This is the story of how we manage our Prometheus config to avoid restarting Prometheus too often, losing all our history. It is a short, up to date write up of a talk I gave at the first London Prometheus meetup. In the beginning there...

Phase 1: SOCKS; Phase 2: ?; Phase 3: Profit

Editor’s note: this post has nothing to do with the Sock Shop, which is our microservices sample application. Rather, it’s about finding a modern use for the 1990s SOCKS proxy. Intrigued? Read on… The challenge: you’ve built and deployed...

Weave Cloud Outage 28th Feb Post-Mortem

Weave Cloud is our service for deploying, exploring, and monitoring microservice-based applications. At 17:37 GMT on 28th Feb, Weave Cloud suffered an outage for over 4 hours. The expectation of availablilty on a service like Weave Cloud...

Kubernetes Beginner's Guide: Learning the basics in an hour

I’m new to Kubernetes. So when I saw on Meetup that Weaveworks was hosting a User Group session introducing the concepts of deploying containers and microservices to Kubernetes, I figured it was worth checking out. I’m glad I did!In just...

Running Consul on Kubernetes and Monitoring it With Prometheus

We run a couple of replicated Consul services for Weave Cloud: one acts as a coordinator for the distributed WebSocket router backing Scope’s terminals feature, and the other for storing the state of Cortex’s consistent hash ring. This...

Aggregating Pod resource (CPU, memory) usage by arbitrary labels with Prometheus

How would you answer the questions like “how much CPU is my service consuming?” using Prometheus and Kubernetes? In this quick post, I’ll show you how…First we need to think about where to get the information from. cAdvisor (from Google)...

Turtles all the way down: HTTP over gRPC

I recently introduced a new mechanism for AuthFE (out authenticating reverse-proxy frontend for Weave Cloud) to forward requests to downstream services: HTTP over gRPC. This blog post covers why on earth I did this, and why you might want...

Provisioning and Lifecycle of a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster

At Weaveworks we run Weave Cloud (our monitoring & visualization service for Cloud Native applications) on a Kubernetes cluster in AWS. In this post I’ll discuss the methods we use to provision and operate the cluster through the...