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April 24, 2017

A Whale of a Time: That’s it for DockerCon USA 2017

We won’t forget you, DockerCon USA 2017. Our team had a blast – huge thanks to the Docker ecosystem and the entire community. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of our awesome week in Austin. The big newsWe’re excited about two of...

April 21, 2017

Introduction to Prometheus Monitoring

Prometheus monitoring Prometheus is open source monitoring software that treats time series data as a data source for generating precise alerts. Now part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the project began at SoundCloud in 2012. As...

April 19, 2017

Getting Browser Metrics into Prometheus: Tom Wilkie KubeCon Recap

During KubeCon, our Director of Software Engineering Tom Wilkie gave a presentation called “Behind the Iron Curtain: Getting Metrics From the Browser into Prometheus.”The idea Previously, Prometheus has been pigeon-holed as a monitoring...

April 14, 2017

Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker

On March 14, the monthly Weave User Group covered the topic “Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker.”Sandeep Dinesh, Developer Advocate from Google gave an overview of Kubernetes and gRPC with a demo. In the second part...

April 13, 2017

Cloud Native Matters - Alexis Richardson’s CNC + KubeCon 2017 Talk

At the end of March, our CEO and co-founder Alexis Richardson gave a keynote at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 on what cloud native is, and why cloud native matters.In the beginningCloud native began 10 years ago with Netflix and...

April 11, 2017

Catch Weaveworks at DockerCon USA 2017

We’re packing up and heading to Austin, Texas for DockerCon USA 2017. Stop by and say howdy to the Weaveworks team at booth G21, get a demo of Weave Cloud, and find out what awesome prizes we’ll be giving away during the show. Here’s a...

April 10, 2017

Microservices on Amazon ECS with Abby Fuller (AWS) & Mike Lang (Weaveworks) Part 2

At the March 28, 2017 Weave Online User Group, Abby Fuller presented on Amazon ECS, find the part 1 recap here. Her comments on ECS best practices are summarized below. Following her talk, Mike Lang of Weaveworks described Weave Cloud’s...

April 10, 2017

PromQL queries for the rest of us

Prometheus comes with its own query language called PromQL. It’s very powerful and easily allows you to filter with the multi-dimensional time-series labels that make Prometheus so great. But it can be daunting when you are faced with an...

April 07, 2017

Microservices on Amazon ECS with Abby Fuller (AWS) & Mike Lang (Weaveworks)

Abby Fuller returned as the guest speaker to talk about Microservices on Amazon ECS. She provides an overview on ECS, how it works, and best practices.

April 06, 2017

KubeCon Europe 2017: A Kubernetes Community Meeting

That’s a wrap, KubeCon Europe 2017Another successful CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe is in the books, and we want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who visited our booth and attended our talks. We love getting the chance to chat with...

April 05, 2017

Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF hopes "everybody will want to be cloud native"

Weaveworks CEO and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Chair Alexis Richardson gave a keynote at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe called What is Cloud Native and Why Should I Care?  This talk discussed why the CNCF believes everyone...

March 29, 2017

Introducing Weave Cloud Enterprise

Our goal for Weave Cloud is to remove obstacles from getting applications into production. A team of developers should be able to easily deploy, manage, monitor, and connect microservices and container-based applications. Today we’re...

March 28, 2017

Moving to the Cloud: Is Re-architecting Right for You?

Moving to the cloud is a major infrastructure change for any business. Unless you’re starting from scratch, switching to the cloud requires getting your existing data and applications there. For data, transfer may mean sending files over...

March 23, 2017

Improving performance and reliability in Weave Scope with eBPF

As a cloud monitoring tool, Weave Scope has to collect data about processes and network connections on each cluster node, process that data, and compile everything into a report that is sent to the app server as data points for the user...

March 20, 2017

What You Need to Know About Multicasting in the Cloud

What Is Multicasting? There are a variety of ways to send information across a network. The three most popular choices are unicasting, broadcasting, and multicasting. The most commonly found technique, known as unicasting, occurs when...

March 17, 2017

Weaveworks' K8s Contributions and What's Coming at CloudNativeCon

Our team is excited to hear from fellow Kubernetes enthusiasts during CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in just a couple of weeks in Berlin. If you haven’t yet registered, get your ticket before the event sells out! As dedicated members of...

March 16, 2017

An Introduction to Microservices: An AWS Perspective

Microservices best practices, common questions and benefits. Part of an overview of Micoservices as presented by Abby Fuller, a developer advocate for AWS.

March 14, 2017

Weave Cloud and The Future of K8s: A Simplified Kubernetes Installation

Since announcing kubeadm in September as a simplified way to install Kubernetes, SIG-cluster-lifecycle has made a number of updates to the tool. The goal remains the same: to make it the standard for Kubernetes installation. Lucas...

March 13, 2017

Of Metrics and Middleware

The topic of how the services in Weave Cloud are instrumented came up in two discussions this week, so I thought I’d write a short blog post explaining all the moving parts.Instrumenting RequestsFor all services in Weave Cloud, we measure...

March 10, 2017

Microservices: Lessons Learned

Back in September 2016 I gave a talk at the Microservices SF meetup entitled “Microservices: Lessons Learned”. This post is a brief write up of the talk, including the video and slides. It’s much more opinionated that previous posts –...

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