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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...

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...

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