Cornelia Davis on Computing, and Catalysts for the Cloud Native Revolution

We recently conducted a short video interview to get to know Weaveworks CTO, Cornelia Davis, a bit better and understand her view on the industry, including what she’s been working on since joining a few months ago.

An Overview of Modern Ops in the Enterprise

In this article, we discuss Modern Operations, and what it looks like in an enterprise environment. We’ll also discuss the advantages of modernizing the technology stack and development practices in an enterprise. Finally, since everything good comes at a cost, we’re going to have a very candid and open conversation about the foundational elements you’ll need to put in place to ensure that your modernization strategy pays off.

WKSctl: GitOps Management of Kubernetes Clusters with Jerry Jackson

Recently, Jerry Jackson, Software Engineer at Weaveworks, spoke about WKSctl and demonstrated how to create a cluster with this open source project at a Weave Online User Group (WOUG).

Weaveworks Takes Action to Offset Carbon Footprint

Weaveworks has partnered with Oblong Trees, a UK-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to help organizations offset their carbon emissions by planting trees all over the world. We feel it’s important that we reduce our carbon footprint and do more to combat climate change and help improve our planet.

Announcing Flagger 1.0

We're happy to announce the first release candidate of Flagger 1.0! Version 1.0 comes with the promise of a stable API. The canary resource is no longer alpha and the API has been extended to facilitate integrations with external monitoring systems and alerting platforms.

Bottlerocket with Fork, Clone, Run! - A Container Optimized OS with a GitOps model

Bottlerocket OS is a secure, fast and easy to manage, Linux-based operating system. With EKS as the cluster control plane, Bottlerocket instances join the cluster as workers. It also works out of the box with one of our GitOps models, Fork Clone Run.

Upcoming Webinars and Weave Online User Group Talks

Join us for an upcoming webinar with Pure Storage and find out how you can join and participate in two different talks with the Weave Online User Group (WOUG) this month.

Fork, Clone, Run: A GitOps Model for Provisioning Multi-Machine HA Clusters with Rolling Upgrades

Preparing a Kubernetes cluster should be as easy as 1-2-3. With the GitOps operational model, fork, clone, run is a simple workflow that anyone can use to provision easy-to-manage Kubernetes clusters.

Enterprise Ready GitOps with the Weave Kubernetes Platform

Weaveworkers Mark Ramm (@markramm), Director of Product Management and Mark Emeis (@MarkEmeis), Engineering Manager walk you through the history of the product, how it works and what cluster platform creation and team management looks like in WKP. Learn how to create repeatable, auditable clusters managed with WKP and GitOps.

Calculating the True Cost of Moving to the Cloud - Part 2

In part 1 we broke down the key components of the move that need consideration. We also linked to described all of the public cloud cost calculators to help you estimate expenses. In this post, we’ll take a closer look and discuss why you need to distinguish between CapEx and OpEx expenses.

Four Pitfalls to Watch for when Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating an on-premises data center to cloud-based infrastructure is trickier than it seems. This post explains what the most common pitfalls are that can get in the way of achieving a successful cloud migration.

Financial Services and the State of DevOps - Industry Report Card

We look at the 2019 State of DevOps report which surveyed more than 3,000 DevOps practitioners across different industries. The focus of the report was on how an improvement in security measures can assist release velocity.

InfoQ on WKSctl and Cluster Configuration Management with GitOps

InfoQ, the magazine for professional software development, and Christian Melendez recently conducted an interview with the Weaveworks team on the WKSctl project. WKSctl is an open source tool that can be used to create and manage developer and production ready Kubernetes clusters from git.

20 Years of FOSDEM

FOSDEM, an annual conference to promote the widespread use of free and open source software, is now in its 20th year. Its scope is breathtaking: it takes over an entire university campus in Brussels for two days. Last week saw 871 events spread across 71 tracks.

The Promise of Machine Learning Operations

In a recent Weave Online User Group (WOUG), David Aronchick (@aronchick), Head of Open Source ML Strategy at Microsoft spoke on how you can bring machine learning to production with machine learning operations or MLOps.

Calculating the True Cost of Moving to the Cloud

Finding the cost of any major change to a large and complex system is rarely as simple as adding up the prices of the goods and services required, and cloud migration is no exception.

AWS Container Days - Managing EKS at Scale with GitOps

Learn how to automate an entire machine learning pipeline with GitOps using GitHub Actions. The tutorial makes use of the Kubeflow Automated PipeLines Engine or KALE, introduces a novel way to version trained models and describes how to progressively deliver trained models.

Automating Kubeflow Pipelines with GitOps, GitHub Actions and Weave Flagger

Learn how to automate an entire machine learning pipeline with GitOps using GitHub Actions. The tutorial makes use of the Kubeflow Automated PipeLines Engine or KALE, introduces a novel way to version trained models and describes how to progressively deliver trained models.

GitOps and Cluster API: Multi-cluster Manager

In a previous post we introduced the combination of Flux and the Cluster API to enable cluster management with GitOps. But what happens if you are building a large multi-cloud and/or hybrid platform?This post introduces an advanced deployment pattern for managing multiple clusters.

Weaveworks Welcomes Cloud Computing Expert, Cornelia Davis

The entire team at Weaveworks is super excited to announce that Cornelia Davis is joining us as CTO. Read on to learn more about Cornelia’s motivations, her history in cloud computing and where she sees Weaveworks and the rest of the industry going.