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

Sonja Schweigert

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

Sonja Schweigert

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

Lucas Käldström

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Sonja Schweigert

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Anthony Chow

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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

Tom Wilkie

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...

Kubernetes Raspberry Pi Cluster: Possible with Weave Net

Lars Mogren

Sometimes life takes a strange turn. Me writing this blog post for example. Two years ago I was looking for a new platform for building e-services for a former employer. The current solution was nothing more than a couple of web servers....

Using Weave Net for NetworkPolicy in Kubernetes

Bryan Boreham

FOSDEM is a free conference for Open Source developers, held each year in Brussels. In the Lightning Talk stream I gave a whistle-stop tour of the motivation, definition and implementation of Kubernetes NetworkPolicy using Weave Net. In...

Troubleshooting Containers in Kubernetes With Weave Scope & Weave Cloud

Anita Buehrle

Weave Scope is an open-source container visualization and troubleshooting project from Weaveworks that gives you a top-down view into your application and infrastructure, showing the dependencies and communication links between containers....

What is Cloud Native and why should I care

Alexis Richardson

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...

Cloud Provider Options for a Container-Friendly Environment

Anita Buehrle

The advent Docker and containers, has simplified packaging, deploying and supporting applications. However, with this advancement come challenges, as you also need a robust environment in which to deploy the containers. And that requires...

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

Anita Buehrle

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...