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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.

December 21, 2017

Make Machine Learning on Kubernetes portable and observable with Kubeflow and Weave Cloud

This step by step tutorial shows how to set up Kubeflow, a tool that simplifies set up of a portable Machine Learning stack and Weave Cloud on the Google Cloud Platform. Kubeflow users will then be able to use Weave Cloud to observe and monitor the stack, including metrics for resource management.

December 07, 2017

Free tier of Weave Cloud on Google Cloud Platform

We've partnered with the Google team to create a simple set-up process that makes it easy to experience the power of Kubernetes (GKE) with Weave Cloud’s management capabilities. If you're exploring Kubernetes and want a completely integrated CI/CD pipeline with observability and monitoring then this gives you everything you need.

December 05, 2017

Storing Secure Sealed Secrets using GitOps

Sealed Secrets is a Kubernetes Custom Resource Definition Controller which allows you to store even sensitive information (aka secrets) in Git, which previously has not been an option. In addition, you can use Weave Cloud’s Deploy feature in conjunction with Sealed Secrets to create a continuous deployment pipeline where all operations are git based and where the desired state of your apps is declared in your git repos including your secrets.

December 04, 2017

Running OpenFaaS on GKE - a step by step guide

In this tutorial you will learn how to set-up OpenFaaS on Kubernetes with monitoring and alerting using Weave Cloud. Using OpenFaaS for serverless avoids being locked-in to one of the cloud vendors. It's easy to run in Kubernetes, letting you mix different services depending on your applications needs.

November 28, 2017

Flux 1.1 release (deploy all the things!)

The Flux 1.1. release allows to automate updates to DaemonSets, StatefulSets and CronJobs in addition to Deployments. Now you can automate releases of application components in most of your infrastrcture.

October 30, 2017

A Practical Guide: From Instrumenting Code to Specifying Alerts with the RED Method

This practical guide will help you getting started with monitoring your microservices with Prometheus. We walk through selecting key metrics, instrumentation, setting up alerts and Grafana dashboards.

October 17, 2017

GitOps Part 3 - Observability

Observability can be seen as part of the Continuous Delivery cycle for Kubernetes. Observed state must be compared with the desired state in Git.  The role of a GitOps dashboard is to enable observation and speed up understanding and validation of the system, and suggest mitigating actions. Monitoring alone does not answer all questions: metrics are symptoms but not the disease.

October 10, 2017

TensorFlow, Machine Learning and Weave Cloud

This article discusses how InstaDeeps Reinforcement platform can save you time and resources through their visual approach to neural net optimization.

October 05, 2017

TensorFlow on Kubernetes: Troubleshooting a TensorFlow Predictive Model Microservice with Weave Cloud

Weave Cloud works alongside machine learning platforms such as Seldon’s. In this tutorial you will deploy a predictive service that recognizes drawn numbers from 0 to 9.

September 07, 2017

Kubernetes and Weave Cloud: Part 1 - Configuring Continuous Delivery

Step by step instructions on how you can achieve automated continuous delivery to a Kubernetes cluster using Weave Cloud Deploy. We will cover configuring automated builds, immutable container images, deploying new container images and automating deployments.

September 01, 2017

Time Travel has arrived!

Troubleshoot your app with the new Time Travel feature. All Weave Cloud Explore views: Processes, Containers, Orchestrators and Hosts allow you to travel back in time to view an in situ state of your app that can be compared with its live state.

August 22, 2017

Speeding Up Your Software Development with Canonical & Weave Cloud

Canonical's conjure-up makes it easy to deploy and operate Kubernetes in production, using a neat, easy-to-use CLI installer. Weave Cloud fills in the gaps missing with a Kubernetes install and provides the tools necessary for a full development lifecycle.

August 10, 2017

User-centric Alerting

If something goes wrong in production, you want to immediately know the user impact. With that in mind, we created an automated alerting schema based on user-visible symptoms.

August 07, 2017

​GitOps - Operations by Pull Request

Alexis Richardson is defining “GitOps” as a methodology for developer tooling to drive operations. This post discussed the use of declarative tools and best practices of configurations being code and therefore should be versions controlled.

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.

July 25, 2017

How to Supercharge Your Kubernetes Cluster with Rancher & Weave Cloud

This tutorial shows you how to deploy and manage Kubernetes with Rancher. You will then use Weave Cloud to complete the development lifecycle, and Deploy, Explore and Monitor your app as it runs in Kubernetes.

July 18, 2017

Security and Encryption in Weave Net

Securing a network with full end-to-end encryption can be complicated and overlay networks add another level of difficulty. However, with Weave Net we’ve worked very hard to simplify the set-up process and make managing the whole thing as straightforward as possible.

July 10, 2017

Visualizing Cloud Foundry with Weave Scope

Stev Witzel (Pivotal) will cover how to Visualize Cloud Foundry with Weave Scope Stev will demo an experimental BOSH release for Weave Scope that helps reveal Cloud Foundry's topology and all applications running on top of the platform.

July 07, 2017

Demystifying Production-Ready Apps on Kubernetes with Carter Morgan

The Weave Online User Group talk given by Carter Morgan defines of what a "production-ready" cloud application looks like.

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