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April 01, 2021

Delivery engineering = GitOps at State Farm

At State Farm delivery engineering is about enabling every product team to deploy changes to platforms in a simple, compliant, and repeatable manner - a very succinct explanation of the term "GitOps". Tune in to hear more about State Farm's adoption journey of GitOps.

March 30, 2021

Multi-cloud Strategies with Kubernetes and GitOps

Adopting a multi-cloud strategy has many advantages, however it also has its own set of challenges and obstacles. We delve into the benefits of multi-cloud and how to overcome its challenges using Kubernetes and GitOps.

March 30, 2021

Using Cloud-Native BuildPacks for Operational Efficiency

CNB offers a rich capability for building OCI images. Learn about layer caching practices, image inspection, and runtime rebasing.

March 25, 2021

GitOps Use Cases at the Edge

Telcos have a lot to gain from 5G and edge networks, and this has ripple effects on their customers. In our latest blog post, we are examining four key benefits of the 5G edge from the perspective of a telco, and what this means for their customers. We also connect these benefits to Kubernetes and GitOps practices, which is the key enabler.

March 23, 2021

Local storage: choosing the right solution for your cluster

Local storage is almost always the best answer if you are running stateful applications in your Kubernetes cluster. But with so many local storage options out there, choosing the right one is hardly straightforward. For this reason, we’ve just finished putting some of the leading solutions to the test....

March 18, 2021

GitOps across the Edge and all Clouds

In this two-part series we discuss why Kubernetes is vital for telcos to set up operations at the edge, and how GitOps is key to managing and scaling Kubernetes at the edge. Together, they make for a comprehensive strategy for telcos looking to rollout 5G services in the near future.

March 15, 2021

Axel Springer automates test environment setup with GitOps and GitHub Actions

Discover how the infrastructure team at Axel Springer SE, one of the largest publishers in Europe, was able to set up a Kubernetes platform leveraging GitOps and GitHub Actions that allowed their developers to create and tear down test environments on demand within minutes.

March 11, 2021

Flux is now a CNCF incubating project

We are proud to announce that the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee promoted Flux to Incubation status. This is testament to the dedication of a community that deeply believes in GitOps principles as the way to operate your applications and infrastructure, and scale more efficiently. Read more about the future of Flux and Flux v2

March 09, 2021

How the Service Mesh became a Service Mess

Our latest podcast episode, features William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant and the creator of Linkerd. Tune in for a brilliant discussion on the origins of service mesh, its ecosystem and why it’s important for Kubernetes centric infrastructures today.

March 04, 2021

2020 State of DevOps - GitOps accelerates self service

The 2020 State of DevOps report touches on a central issue for application and platform teams - the idea of introducing self service workflows. High performing teams are keen on realizing the benefits such as a self-service developer experience, continuous platform improvement, and an always-available audit trail. We analyzed how GitOps introduces automation and standardization that lead to a successful platform model.

March 02, 2021

Understanding the Kubernetes Event Horizon

Have you ever listened to what your cluster is telling you? Every part of Kubernetes sends out Events, which are small messages telling you what is happening inside that component. In this post we look at some data that 'kubectl describe' displays, for diagnosing specific problems.

February 25, 2021

Flux v2 is getting closer

The Flux to Flux v2 migration period is coming soon. In this post we give an overview of the new features that have been added, including where and how to test Flux v2 before GA.

February 23, 2021

Taking part in building out the 5G ecosystem

Weaveworks is taking part in building out the 5G ecosystem supporting recent investors Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Orange. Watch a recent conversation between Till Stenzel, Managing Director Advisory of DCTP and Weaveworks founder Alexis Richardson about GitOps - and why it’s such a good solution for telcos engaging with 5G.

February 18, 2021

Weaveworks Welcomes Jane Silber to its Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce that Jane Silber is joining the Weaveworks Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this advisory role. Find out why Jane decided to join Weaveworks.

February 16, 2021

Progressively Delivering Applications Across Cloud and On-Premise

For many teams moving legacy services to run on a modern cloud native stack, is daring and sometimes not even feasible due to regulatory requirements. In this true hybrid scenario, we will be explaining how to move legacy apps progressively to Kubernetes in a secure and controlled manner.

February 11, 2021

Kubernetes at the Edge - Part 2

This is part 2 of our blog series on Kubernetes at the edge. In this post we will dig deeper into the top priorities telcos have related to edge computing. We also discuss ways to manage edge infrastructure at scale using Weave Kubernetes Platform and GitOps workflows.

February 09, 2021

Key Learnings from GitOps Days 2020: Compliance + Governance

How can strongly regulated industries such as the financial or healthcare sectors use GitOps to help with Compliance & Governance in today’s modern development world? We summarized key takeaways from a talk at GitOps Day 2020.

February 04, 2021

DevOps Foundations and Future

In this episode Cornelia Davis and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Gene Kim discuss the ways of working with DevOps as portrayed in Gene’s groundbreaking books The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project. As organizations think about digital transformation, they focus on the act of development. Elevating developer productivity is the end goal as teams optimizing infrastructure and operations.

February 02, 2021

Kubernetes at the Edge - Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series on Kubernetes at the edge. We discuss the topic from the perspective of telecommunication organizations (telcos) and how they will adopt cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and use GitOps to implement and manage what’s been called, “The Third Act of the Internet”.

January 28, 2021

GitOps is model driven automation

SE Podcast host Robert Blumen spoke with Alexis Richardson about the origins of GitOps and the separation of the front end process for landing commits and the back end for applying them. Further they explore the concept of convergent infrastructure and applying infrastructure as code to deployments. Tune in to hear how Weaveworks uses GitOps as a disaster recovery tool and helps clients in complex regulatory environments simplifying their cloud native operations.

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