Weaveworks' K8s Contributions and What's Coming at CloudNativeCon
Our team is excited to hear from fellow Kubernetes enthusiasts during CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in just a couple of weeks in Berlin. If you haven’t yet registered, get your ticket before the event sells out! As dedicated members of...
Our team is excited to hear from fellow Kubernetes enthusiasts during CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in just a couple of weeks in Berlin. If you haven’t yet registered, get your ticket before the event sells out!
As dedicated members of the Kubernetes community, the Weaveworks team can’t wait to share our latest contributions. Here’s a refresher on some of the work our team has done and is happy to discuss in Berlin.
Weave’s community Kubernetes contributions
Members of our Developer Experience team Luke Marsden and Ilya Dmitrichenko are both core contributors of SIG-cluster-lifecycle. This particular SIG works on kubeadm, a simplified way to install Kubernetes. Our team has also made contributions to kops, which is a command line tool to deploy and manage production-grade, highly available, Kubernetes clusters on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Weaveworks contributed significant improvements to the networking subsystem within Kubernetes. It’s now possible to use a range of different network plugins, including Weave Net. All of the plugins can be installed very easily on any Kubernetes cluster, independently of how that cluster had been deployed.
Currently, installing Weave Cloud agents on a user’s cluster is done with a single
kubectl apply command. This streamlines the process for all developers, allowing you to get to work quicker.
Within Weave Cloud, we’ve created a cloud-native version of Prometheus. Our innovations to the core version of Prometheus make it more durable, horizontally scalable, and multitenant. You can demo this feature when you stop by our booth at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017.
Talk to us
If you haven’t already tried out Weave Cloud, this is the perfect opportunity. Demo Weave Cloud at booth P8, plus chat with the team that made Weave Cloud a reality. CTO and co-founder Matthias Radestock will be manning the booth Wednesday, March 29 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. CEO and cofounder Alexis Richardson (TOC chair of Cloud Native Computing Foundation) will be in and out of the booth throughout CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017. He’s always up for a discussion about anything and everything cloud native.
We’ll talk to you
Speaking of cloud native, Alexis’ will kick off day two of the event with a keynote presentation What is cloud native and why should I care? He’ll discuss the importance of the cloud native movement within the open source community, along with the flexibility and cost effectiveness that come with being cloud native.
Next up, Director of Software Engineering (Tom Wilkie)[https://twitter.com/tom_wilkie] will present a personal project in which he developed an OpenTracing implementation. Tom’s presentation Loki: An Open Source Zipkin/Prometheus Mashup, Written in Go, will highlight the advantages of using this method, including a consistent naming topology within Prometheus. You can also catch Tom in the booth before his presentation March 29 from noon until 2 p.m.
And finally, Weaveworks Director of Software Engineering, UI/UX, David Kaltschmidt will discuss ways to build your own user interfaces for Prometheus. His talk is titled Grafana is Not Enough: DIY User Interfaces for Prometheus. David will present small UI building blocks that assist with PromQL queries, guiding you to the right data faster. David’s presentation is on March 29 at 4:20 p.m. Find him behind booth P8 on March 30 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
For the full KubeCon schedule and list of events, visit the Linux Foundation’s website.
We hope to see you in Berlin!