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November 10, 2016

Securing Microservices in Kubernetes

IntroductionStarting with version 1.3, Kubernetes includes beta support for network policies that allow you to exert control over connections to your containers. For those unfamiliar with Kubernetes network policies they have the following...

November 07, 2016

Introducing Weave Scope 1.0 Now With Weave Net Views

Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for visualizing, monitoring and controlling your Docker and Kubernetes cloud-native applications. Today, we’re releasing Weave Scope 1.0, which introduces a new Scope view to visualize and...

November 07, 2016

Best Practices for Continuous Delivery

Continuous delivery is one of those software development buzzwords that you may have heard before but aren’t really sure what it means to you. As with many buzzwords, however, behind the term is often a great idea that can produce massive...

November 03, 2016

Join Weaveworks at KubeCon Seattle + CloudNativeCon

KubeCon Seattle is Almost Here KubeCon Seattle is just around the corner and we hope to see you there Nov. 8-9. If you’re not familiar with KubeCon Seattle, the two-day event brings together thousands of Kubernetes technologists to hear...

October 31, 2016

What are Microservices?

Software applications built using microservices have multiplied rapidly in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. A host of tech industry titans, including Netflix, Amazon, eBay, Uber and Comcast, have all written...

October 27, 2016

Whodunnit? Debugging and Diagnosing Microservices with Weave Cloud Beta

Debugging is about understanding the system. If software is behaving in some unexpected way, it means there is some piece of the system you don’t understand. Microservices, in particular, spread the system’s behaviour across many...

October 24, 2016

Configuring Container Capabilities with Kubernetes

In this blog post, I discuss how to configure capabilities for Docker containers running on Kubernetes. Even though Linux containers run in their own isolated bubble, they aren’t just allowed to do anything they like. Some actions, such as...

October 17, 2016

Weave Mesh in Prometheus Alertmanager

tl;dr: Weave Mesh, an open-source gossip and CRDT communications library, gave the Prometheus Alertmanager exactly what it needed to be reliable and highly-available.As a former SoundCloud engineer, I’ve had the privilege of using...

October 05, 2016

Monitoring Your Kubernetes Infrastructure with Prometheus

In the last post in our series “Prometheus and Kubernetes”, Tom talked about how we use Prometheus to monitor the applications and services we deploy to Kubernetes. In this post, I want to talk about how we use Prometheus to monitor our...

September 27, 2016

Run Weave Net with Kubernetes in Just One Line

Kubernetes, the Open Source container orchestration system from Google, has very specific network requirements.  Historically people have used complex Salt and Bash scripts to configure networks to meet the requirements, but...

September 21, 2016

Prometheus and Kubernetes: Monitoring Your Applications

In this post we discuss how to configure Prometheus to monitor your Kubernetes applications and services, and some best practices that we have developed around instrumenting your applications in a consistent fashion based on our experience...

September 13, 2016

Prometheus and Kubernetes: Deploying

In this post I discuss the various options and tradeoffs we encountered at Weaveworks when deploying Prometheus with Kubernetes to monitor Weave Cloud. This is the second post in our series on Prometheus and Kubernetes, the first being...

September 06, 2016

Prometheus and Kubernetes: A Perfect Match

At the inaugural Prometheus London meetup, I gave a talk about how Weaveworks uses Prometheus to monitor Weave Cloud, which runs on a Kubernetes cluster in AWS.  In this series of blog posts I’ll expand on some of the practices we’ve...

August 25, 2016

Welcome Luke Marsden as Head of DX

Hi, I’m Luke Marsden. I was formerly co-founder and CTO at ClusterHQ. I’m thrilled be joining forces with Weaveworks to focus on a role that I care passionately about: Developer Experience (DX). Why I’m joining Weaveworks to work on...

August 18, 2016

Introducing Weave Scope 0.17 With Table Mode and Enhanced Performance

Scope 0.17 introduces a Table Mode as an alternative to Scope’s classic graph view. Table mode offers higher information density, and is particularly useful when there are many nodes in the graph view. It’s like a top command, for visualizing your containers!

July 21, 2016

Sock Shop: A Microservices Demo Application

If you came by our booth at DockerCon in Seattle this year you’ll have seen “Sock Shop”, our microservices demo application.We originally designed it so we could demonstrate products like Weave Net and Scope – but additional...

June 29, 2016

Container networking with no overlay on AWS VPC!

Last week we announced a new option for users who run their container infrastructure entirely within Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Weave Net now allows you to connect Docker containers directly to AWS VPC...

June 20, 2016

DockerCon 2016: Weave Cloud and Weave Net 1.6

At DockerCon today we announced the public beta of Weave Cloud, a microservices console allowing developers and operations to quickly connect, visualize and monitor containers and microservices, regardless of the orchestrator....

May 26, 2016

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Cloud native application stacks: a lightly-opinionated survey

As you may know, Weaveworks is a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, whose mission is to create and drive the adoption of container packaged, dynamically managed, microservice oriented applications. These modern...

May 16, 2016

How Weave Net Enables a Global Docker Cluster with OnApp

Please welcome Viktor Petersson and Bernino Lind from OnApp’s Federation. They describe how to network a Docker cluster across multiple data centers using Weave Net. Already in use by OnApp’s Federation, Weave Net plays a pivotal role in...

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