Using Weave Network for Big Data: ElasticSearch & Apache Spark

As part of our continuing effort demonstrating how weave overlay networking makes deploying complex distribute software stacks simpler, I decided to pick a couple of very hot open-source projects and show something people commonly do:...

Announcing Weaveworks and Our Series A Funding

I am very proud to announce that today we have become Weaveworks Inc. and have completed a $5M Series A investment led by Accel Partners.  The press release is here – have a look to find out more about what we plan to deliver....

What Do We Do at Weaveworks?

Since I made the jump from finance to startups this year, the first question anyone asks is “What are you doing now, Bryan?”. “I work at a startup, building overlay networks and other tools for Linux Containers”. “Really? What’s that...

weaveDNS, Now with Less Amnesia

When we first released it, weaveDNS was a bit forgetful — if you stopped and started it, it would lose its database of names. It would also (probably) be given a fresh IP address by the docker daemon, so containers which had been told its...

What We Do! (Via some slides from operatingsystems.io)

Today I spoke at operatingsystems.io – an extremely interesting event as it turned out.  Lots of great speakers, on top form, including no less than three on userland networking.  I spoke about the bigger picture, with reference...

Using Puppet, Weave and Docker in Production

Today on the Weave Blog, we welcome Hugh Esco back for another guest post.  About six weeks ago, Hugh wrote about migrating his applications to a new data centre using Docker and Weave.  As part of that work, Hugh wrote a Puppet...

Screencast: Hello, Weave!

If you haven’t tried Weave yet, make sure to checkout our latest screencast which shows how easy it is to use! Do make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you won’t miss more videos from us.

Life and Docker Networking

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” In this post, we’ll take a break from talking about Weave and instead have a look around at the emerging set of proposals for Docker...

Have You Met weaveDNS?

Today we’re releasing a preview of weaveDNS: a distributed DNS service for your weave network. As with DNS in general, the main use of weaveDNS is to be able to refer to things by name rather than address. For instance, a database...

Using Weave and Docker to Enable a Visi Spark cluster

Thank-you very much to Dave Pollak for offering this guest post, cross-posted and thus also available on his blog. You have probably come across Dave’s work before – he is among other things the founder of the Scale web framework...

Deploying Riak with Docker, Clocker and Weave

Another quick use case example, following on from the recent Clocker integration of Weave.  In this deck, Cloudsoft’s founders show how the same combination of Clocker, Docker and Weave, can be used to manage Riak as a guest workload...

A Project Called Weave Comes to the Rescue

Here’s a great use case in which end user Alexandre Beslic deploys a distributed key/value store, Scalaris, using Docker+Weave.  Many thanks for this Alexandre!  Our favourite quote: “No doubt that this is a huge step forward for...

Why Do We Have a Script that Wraps the 'docker' Command?

We’ve heard this question quite a few times.  Sometimes it’s a reaction to a problem, like “I already have this other script that runs the Docker command, so it’s inconvenient to have to run your script instead”.  So I thought I...

Running a Weave Network on CoreOS

Introduction In this guide I will demonstrate how to provision Weave across a few CoreOS instances. In the last section I will show fully working example of automated provisioning by means of Cloud Config, which would allow you to get...

Walkthrough of Connecting Nginx, PHP and MySQL with Weave

Since other people have published quite sophisticated examples, I thought it was time for a really simple one. The scenario is: you want to run a web server in a container, out in the cloud, talking to a database in another container,...

Clocker Adds Network Support Using Weave

Andrew Kennedy from CloudSoft has been using Weave to improve networking in Clocker, their Docker cloud. Clocker is software for laying out a set of Docker containers in your infrastructure, and thereby wiring up...

Looks Like Weave Will Werve Our Needs . . .

We welcome our second guest blogger today.  Hugh Esco describes how he turned to Docker and Weave for his hosted applications, sites and services… all while focusing on migrating not re-architecting existing services....

I just created a Cassandra cluster that spans 3 different network domains, by using 2 simple shell commands. How cool is that?

Today we welcome Yaron Rosenbaum as our first guest on the Weave blog, with a really cool use case! — alexis Over to you, Yaron.. I needed to create a Cassandra cluster that would span two different cloud providers. There are endless ways...

Hello Weave

Weave is an open source software project dedicated to simplifying container-based applications.  We very much welcome contributions of all kinds – get in touch via Github or email please. The Weave project currently consists of a...