Meet the Team: Brice Fernandes (Weaveworks Engineer)

This is the first post in our ‘Meet the Team’ blog series. We will be showcasing some of the Weaveworks’ team who are attending, speaking and teaching at the upcoming CNCF KubeCon held in Copenhagen. First up is Brice Fernandes - software engineer, entrepreneur and instructor.

The Shift to Microservices and Continuous Delivery

In this blog we provide some context around why you need microservices and explain how the adoption of microservices was the catalyst that ultimately led to continuous delivery and continuous processes.

Practical Continuous Delivery

Making the transition to automated continuous delivery pipelines can be a challenging process. Read this blog to learn some best practices for implementing CD pipelines in your organization.

Chaos meets GitOps - stress test and improve your app speed using ChaosIQ with Weave Cloud

Sylvain Hellegouarch (ChaosIQ) demonstrates how to implement an accelerated learning and system-improvement loop. With ChaosIQ , built on top of the open source Chaos Toolkit, controlled and careful Chaos Engineering experiments were executed against a system running in Kubernetes and then observed, diagnosed and rolled out with Weave Cloud to make improvements based on the surfaced weaknesses.

Case study: Weave Net brings wealth of security to Wealth Wizards

Learn how an online financial advisory company secured their Kubernetes clusters and the benefits gained when using Weave Net to maintain security and compliance.

Connect with the Kubernetes Community in Copenhagen

We’re counting down the days until we visit the Kubernetes community in Copenhagen, for the next KubeCon event (30 April - 4 May). Read our top 10 reasons for why you should attend!

Top 11 Continuous Delivery Tools for Kubernetes (Part 2)

In this Part 2 of our top 11 CICD tools for creating an automated pipeline to Kubernetes, we looked at tools designed for Continuous Delivery.

Top 11 Continuous Delivery Tools for Kubernetes (Part 1)

In this blog we look at the top 11 tools for continuous delivery to Kubernetes and discuss the pros and cons of each one.

CI/CD for Kubernetes: What you need to know

Read about automating CI/CD pipelines to Kubernetes, the latest addition to our Kubernetes library pages. Help inform your decision on why you need automation, how to keep your cluster secure and what’s available on the market today.

Linux Namespaces and Go Started to Mix

The recently released Go 1.10 has addressed problems mentioned in the “Linux Namespaces and Go Don’t Mix” post. Find out what changes were made to the Go runtime system.

Top 5 Kubernetes Best Practices From Sandeep Dinesh (Google)

Learn what the top 5 best practices are for building, deploying and managing services in Kubernetes from Sandeep Dinesh, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform.

Ensure High Availability and Uptime With Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaler and Prometheus

Not all systems can meet their SLAs by relying on CPU/memory usage metrics alone, most web and mobile backends require autoscaling based on requests per second to handle any traffic bursts. This step by step guide shows you how to set up Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaler with Prometheus defined custom metrics, to fine tune your application monitoring and ensure high availability.

Kops vs. Kubeadm: What’s the difference?

Find out the differences between two Kubernetes installers, kops and kubeadm. This blog describes how to use them and when you’d use one installation method over another.

5 steps to achieve Continuous Delivery

Read our latest whitepaper which details the hurdles that DevOps teams must clear in order to move from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery. It is designed as a resource for DevOps practitioners who want to take full advantage of the efficiencies and operational advantages that CD enables, yet struggle to overcome the conceptual, cultural and technological challenges that complicate the transition from CI to CD.

GitOps Part 4 - Application Delivery Compliance and Secure CICD

Part 4 of the GitOps blog series explains how you can make your continuous delivery pipeline more secure using 3 best practices which enables auditing and compliance. This is aimed at Kubernetes users who have adopted Continuous Integration (CI) and who want to add Continuous Deployment (CD) to their pipeline.

Keeping Helm changes consistent and reliable with Weave Flux

While Helm helps with getting applications running, you need other tooling to keep them up to date when something changes. Check out our alpha release of our Helm integration in Weave Flux. It makes sure your Helm chart releases are kept up to date with what’s in Git. You can try it out using the published repository in Github.

Promote Container Images across Environments with Weave Cloud: Deploy

Weave Cloud Deploy is a Continuous Deployment/Delivery operator for Kubernetes which makes it super easy to automate releases to a cluster - but what about multiple clusters? Weave Cloud Deploy can filter tags - by tagging each image with an environment specific prefix, it’s possible for the same image build to be automatically released to each environment in turn.

How secure is your CICD pipeline?

Looking at a CICD pipeline with security in mind, reveals some interesting concerns. Consider the credentials and access typically assigned to each step, and what’s actually required for each step - Read Write access, and Read Only access. The CI system can be a target, because it’s got credentials for the source code, the image repo and the cluster, and it crosses two logical security boundaries. Learn how you can mitigate this with a GitOps approach.

Continuous Delivery to Kubernetes for Machine Learning with Michelle Casbon (Qordoba)

See how Qordoba doubled their productivity by using Weave Cloud for Continuous Delivery to deploy machine learning models to Kubernetes.

Monitoring Cloud-Native Applications

Understand the importance of monitoring your microservices and infrastructure, and how to turn those metrics into meaningful data when looking to improve performance or mitigate arising problems. Discover the different methodologies, metrics and approaches to effectively monitor microservices and the recommended tools to help you.