Moving to the Cloud: Is Re-architecting Right for You?

Moving to the cloud is a major infrastructure change for any business. Unless you’re starting from scratch, switching to the cloud requires getting your existing data and applications there. For data, transfer may mean sending files over...

Improving performance and reliability in Weave Scope with eBPF

As a cloud monitoring tool, Weave Scope has to collect data about processes and network connections on each cluster node, process that data, and compile everything into a report that is sent to the app server as data points for the user...

Multicasting in the Cloud: What You Need to Know

What Is Multicasting?There are a variety of ways to send information across a network. The most commonly found technique, known as unicasting, occurs when one sender sends a message to a single recipient. Broadcasting, perhaps the most...

An Introduction to Microservices: An AWS Perspective

Microservices best practices, common questions and benefits. Part of an overview of Micoservices as presented by Abby Fuller, a developer advocate for AWS.

Microservices: Lessons Learned

Back in September 2016 I gave a talk at the Microservices SF meetup entitled “Microservices: Lessons Learned”. This post is a brief write up of the talk, including the video and slides. It’s much more opinionated that previous posts –...

Financial Disaster Recovery Plan Using AWS and Weave Net’s Multicasting

At AWS re:Invent in November, Felix Candelario and Benjamin Feldon from Amazon Web Services (AWS) gave a presentation titled “Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity for Financial Institutions.”Disaster Recovery is an issue of particular...

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...

5 Reasons to Choose Weave

Since the project started in 2014, Weave Net has grown in capability and maturity, added features and improved performance.Weave Net is evolving into a powerful Cloud Native Networking Toolkit. Much more than a virtual network for Docker...

Fast and Secure Container Networking with Weave Net's Fast Datapath

Weave Net 1.2 introduced a high performance overlay network for containers called fast datapath (fastdp). Despite advantages, the overlay had a limitation that it did not have any built-in mechanism for encrypting dataplane packets, so by...

Weave Net 1.9 Released: Encrypted Fast Datapath & ARM

Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of Weave Net 1.9, which features faster, more secure networking and support for ARM builds.Fast, Secure NetworkingWeave Net has several options for configuring the network: ‘fast datapath’ – the...

Using Weave Net for NetworkPolicy in Kubernetes

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

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....

Cloud-Native Networking with Christopher Liljenstolpe of Tigera

Last week, Christopher Liljenstolpe of Tigera and I gave a high-level overview of Cloud-Native Networking via webinar.  It seemed well-received. We had a good set of questions at the end. If you’re interested check out the video...

Write your first Weave Scope Plugin

Version 0.14 of Weave Scope came with an exciting new feature: plugins. If you’re visualizing and monitoring your microservices with Weave Scope, plugins provide a way to enhance and enrich the view with your own custom data. This data...

Using Weave to Network Containerized Microservices on Amazon ECS

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a Docker container management service, part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. By using Weave Net, a software-defined networking solution, you can deploy containers onto ECS more easily, without...

Ansible and Weave step by step

We received permission from Alberto Garcia Lamela to post this guest blog post. The original post here.This is a pragmatic guide to Ansible for beginners. This use case will guide you on how to set up a cross-cloud software defined network...

Weaveworks at AWS re:Invent 2016: Operations Management with Amazon ECS

In case you missed this year’s AWS re:Invent, we wanted to share another of our favorite sessions from the show. In a joint talk with Paul Maddox from AWS, our software engineer Alfonso Acosta walked through best practices for deploying...

Testing Distributed Systems with Weave Scope’s Traffic Control Plugin

In this guest post please welcome the Kinvolk team who have recently developed a Weave Scope plugin called Traffic Control. The Traffic Control plugin can help you troubleshoot any network traffic slowdowns and bottlenecks that can occur...

Continuous Delivery with Weave Flux

Weave Cloud runs on Kubernetes. Kubernetes give us a suite of tools for managing a running system, but it does have boundaries. In particular, it doesn’t care (and shouldn’t care) where your container images come from. But we do — we have...

Container Management and the Rise of Docker

Software projects have historically struggled with problems through the entire development life cycle, from understanding the requirements to successfully deploying a new release. Agile development methods have helped solve the problem of...