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January 11, 2017

Dashboards as Code with Grafana

If you use Prometheus, then you probably use Grafana. At Weave, we have Grafana dashboards for all of our microservices. When we want to understand our system, our Grafana dashboards are the first things we look at. To make the most out of...

January 10, 2017

Write your first Weave Scope Plugin

Version 0.14 of Weave Scope came with an exciting new feature: plugins. If you’re visualizing and monitoring your microservices with Weave Scope, plugins provide a way to enhance and enrich the view with your own custom data. This data...

January 05, 2017

Using Weave to Network Containerized Microservices on Amazon ECS

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a Docker container management service, part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. By using Weave Net, a software-defined networking solution, you can deploy containers onto ECS more easily, without...

January 03, 2017

11 Essential Docker Deployment Tools (Updated for 2017)

The state of the Docker ecosystem, as with any new and popular project, is frequently in flux, with new tools and software rising and falling in popularity. If you’re a developer who regularly works with Docker, you continually need to...

December 29, 2016

Ansible and Weave step by step

We received permission from Alberto Garcia Lamela to post this guest blog post. The original post here.This is a pragmatic guide to Ansible for beginners. This use case will guide you on how to set up a cross-cloud software defined network...

December 28, 2016

Weaveworks 2017 Predictions: Containers, Cloud and the Enterprise

Weaveworks CEO, Alexis Richardson, recently published his 2017 container predictions in an article on VMblog. Containers, Cloud and the Enterprise In times of global uncertainty, the world of cloud infrastructure has been reassuringly...

December 22, 2016

Virtual Machines vs. Containers: Virtual Solutions for Two Different Problems

Virtualization: What is it and why do we need it? For enterprises with hundreds or thousands of applications all supporting critical business functions, maintaining an environment where applications run successfully and minimizing the...

December 22, 2016

Cloud Native: software you can trust

Weaveworks CEO, Alexis Richardson and chairman of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation TOC, wrote an article for CNCF on the cloud native community during CloudNativeCon.We are a young organisation, but we are ambitious. Our goal is to...

December 21, 2016

Weaveworks at AWS re:Invent 2016: Operations Management with Amazon ECS

In case you missed this year’s AWS re:Invent, we wanted to share another of our favorite sessions from the show. In a joint talk with Paul Maddox from AWS, our software engineer Alfonso Acosta walked through best practices for deploying...

December 19, 2016

Docker Swarm Mode vs. Kubernetes: Key Facts You Need to Know

Docker Swarm Mode and Kubernetes are two of the most popular tools for container clustering and orchestration, despite their divergent philosophies and capabilities. Since both platforms are quite distinct, experience with one generally...

December 15, 2016

Testing Distributed Systems with Weave Scope’s Traffic Control Plugin

In this guest post please welcome the Kinvolk team who have recently developed a Weave Scope plugin called Traffic Control. The Traffic Control plugin can help you troubleshoot any network traffic slowdowns and bottlenecks that can occur...

December 15, 2016

Continuous Delivery with Weave Flux

Weave Cloud runs on Kubernetes. Kubernetes give us a suite of tools for managing a running system, but it does have boundaries. In particular, it doesn’t care (and shouldn’t care) where your container images come from. But we do — we have...

December 14, 2016

Container Management and the Rise of Docker

Software projects have historically struggled with problems through the entire development life cycle, from understanding the requirements to successfully deploying a new release. Agile development methods have helped solve the problem of...

December 09, 2016

AWS re:Invent Highlights: Weaveworks and Shippable Extend the Booth Challenge

AWS re:Invent was a whirlwind, and the Weaveworks team was thrilled to be a part of this gathering of cloud experts. A big thanks to all of the attendees who stopped by our booth to learn how Weaveworks simplifies Cloud Native deployment....

December 09, 2016

Accept the Challenge: Set up an Automated CI/CD Pipeline in 30 Minutes or Less!

Accept the Automation Challenge Weaveworks and Shippable want to keep the fun rolling from AWS re:Invent, so join us for The Automation Challenge! Here’s the gist: you race to set up fully automated deployments of the front-end component...

November 30, 2016

Introducing Weave Scope 1.1 Now With Amazon ECS Views

Today, we are pleased to announce version 1.1 of Weave Scope.This version of Scope provides the ability to visualize and troubleshoot apps deployed to Amazon ECS clusters and also includes a number of bug fixes as well as several usability...

November 29, 2016

Comparing Container Orchestrators: Six Choices Analyzed | Weaveworks

Comparing OrchestratorsIf you’re managing a large number of containers, or expecting to do so in the near future, the options for container orchestration tools — from major players such as Amazon and IBM to startups and open-source...

November 21, 2016

AWS re:Invent: Weaveworks Presentations You Can’t Miss

AWS re:Invent will be here before you know it. Weaveworks is a silver sponsor of the event, and we have some great presentations and booth events you won’t want to miss.Meet the team at AWS re:InventDemos and prizes and people – oh my!...

November 17, 2016

Demo Weave Cloud at AWS re:Invent

Demo Weave Cloud at AWS re:Invent The world’s largest gathering of the Amazon Web Services community is nearly upon us. AWS re:Invent 2016 is in Las Vegas from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. Weaveworks will be in attendance as a silver sponsor. And we...

November 15, 2016

The Kubernetes Community at #KubeCon

#KubeCon It was obvious from KubeCon Seattle 2016 and +CloudNative Con that the Kubernetes community is excited about what the future holds for open source containerization and network monitoring. We particularly enjoyed attending the...

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