Each dev team has different needs and wants the autonomy to choose their own cloud provider or preferred cloud services. It becomes the job of the platform team to ensure that any required cloud service is supported by the organization's technology stack. In this era of distributed cloud applications, application portability has become even more important.
Because there were so many great talks at GitOps Days, this is the second of a series of blog posts sharing highlights and new videos that we’ll be adding to the GitOps Days 2021 playlist! This week we’re sharing some of the talks on one of our favorite GitOps tools: FluxCD! These talks cover a range of topics, from end-users who share their GitOps journey with Flux, to technical deep dives from Flux users, contributors, and maintainers.
In GigaOm’s new Key Criteria report, they examine what GitOps is, why you should adopt it and what features you should look for when choosing a solution. The report explains why GitOps works so well today, and predicts that soon, its underlying principles will be used beyond the world of cloud-native software development.
It is hard to chose highlights from GitOps Days 2021 with so many interesting end user and community talks. So this time around we are reflecting on our product highlights including the GitOps Maturity Model, plus demos of new Weave GitOps Core and Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP).
On June 9-10 we hosted our third GitOps Days event and we are so grateful to the fantastic speakers who gave such informative talks over the two days. Read on for our recap of the first day - which included a look back, a look forward, and an exciting new product announcement.
Kured, the Kubernetes Reboot Deamon helps perform safe automatic node reboots, when indicated by the package management of the underlying OS. We often find kured running behind the scenes and over the recent months, the community stepped up and moved kured to a fully packed 1.7.0 release. Read up on the latest features and join the community.
After implementing GitOps, MediaMarktSaturn IT and software teams experienced not only a boost in collaboration and confidence but also in reliability and efficiency. With time-savings of 60 to 70% for deployments at times as well as a massive increase in reliability due to simplification and automation, the team can not only operate leaner and scale faster but also experiment and innovate.
While every organization is different, a number of common patterns have emerged. The GitOps Maturity Model shows a simple four step process that organizations commonly transition through as they move from using GitOps to manage single clusters and applications to managing large scale deployments of hundreds or even thousands of clusters.
Weave GitOps Core is a free, open source, opinionated GitOps product with a great developer experience. It is powered by Flux. Flux is a battle-tested and CNCF owned project, one of the first project recommended for adoption. Weave GitOps Core simplifies Flux by provisioning a custom cluster with two commands. Learn more on the blog
At Weaveworks, we help organizations of all sizes on their cloud-native journey by realizing the benefits of GitOps. For anyone implementing GitOps (or considering it), we offer a range of professional services to help you take the next step wherever you are in your GitOps journey.
KubeCon EU 2021 was a blast! It was also A LOT. Good news: there was a wide variance of topics discussed and fascinating sessions. Bad news: there are only 24 hours in a day to watch them. More good news; we take the time to spotlight sessions our team were a part of, as well as highlight some more interesting sessions.
In a recent episode of 'The Art of Modern Ops' (this time in a video format!) WeaveWorks CTO, Cornelia Davis, hosted a very interesting discussion featuring the Department of Defense and how it approaches modern cloud-native operations with GitOps. Nicolas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer of the U.S. Air Force discusses how GitOps enables key operational tasks like change management, disaster recovery, networking changes, and security for tens of thousands of developers.
Open source projects usually have a large network of dependencies connected to a code base that will eventually build and compile into a package that may, in turn become the dependency of another project. That is why concerns about open source as a potential vector for critical vulnerabilities have always existed despite Linus’ law. Flux was able to reach a CVE count of zero due to its maintainers limiting the amount of dependencies used....
The momentum of the GitOps community keeps growing and the success of GitOpsCon EU proves that there’s much more to come as well. Organized by the CNCF GitOps Working Group and sponsored by us and our friends at Red Hat, the event showcased an amazing panel of GitOps evangelists and practitioners who covered a range of topics for those still contemplating GitOps adoption to experienced GitOps practitioners who manage enterprise scale implementations. Here is the recap...
Das Schiff platform from Deutsche Telekom is an example of the benefits of a GitOps-driven, fleet-managed platform for telecom operators. A key enabler for rolling out Das Schiff to the edge is the ability to run Kubernetes on microVMs. This blog describes the core technology, jointly developed by Deutsche Telekom, Weaveworks and AWS, which significantly improves the efficiency of deployment of Kubernetes across bare-metal pools.