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June 18, 2015

Weave 1.0 is Out - And It is Good

Weave 1.0 is out! Weaving containers into applications Weave is the most productive way to connect, observe and control containers.  Our mission is to make application developers as happy as possible by making containers magically...

June 16, 2015

Weave Net Cryptography FAQ

What do you recommend for confidentiality, integrity and authenticity with Weave Net? Weave communicates via TCP and UDP on a well known port, so you may use whatever is appropriate to your requirements – for example an IPsec VPN for...

June 12, 2015

Testing Docker Multi-Host Network Performance with Weave fast datapath

This post introduces performance improvements to Weave Net, our Docker network. We sometimes get feedback about Weave Net expressing concerns about its performance impact. Specifically, the concern is that because it uses pcap to implement...

May 27, 2015

Multi-host Docker Deployment with Swarm and Compose Using Weave 0.11

This is an outdated guide, please find latest version on our website now! http://weave.works/guides/weave-and-docker-platform/index.html In this post I’d like to show how easily one can get up-and-running using Weave with all the latest...

May 26, 2015

Let Weave Net Allocate IP Addresses for You

One of the chores when using Weave Net is giving each container an IP address.  We recognized this, and we’ve automated it for you, as a new feature in Weave release 0.11.  Take a look at the walk-through in the documentation....

May 13, 2015

Announcing Weave Scope: Container Visibility

Introducing Weave Scope Today we are launching the second big piece of Weave. Weave Scope automatically generates a map of your containers, enabling you to intuitively understand, monitor, and control your applications.  It is...

May 06, 2015

Another Platform Uses Weave - Now at Capgemini

Today Cap Gemini announced Apollo.  According to the project lead Graham Taylor, this is “a platform for running your next generation web services and applications”.  Using Weave, Mesos, Consul and Docker, they have created...

May 06, 2015

Using Docker Machine and Swarm with Weave 0.10

This is an outdated guide, please find latest version on our main website now! http://weave.works/guides/weave-and-docker-platform/index.html In this post I’d like to show how quickly one can get up-and-running using Weave with Docker...

April 29, 2015

Running Containers on Remote Docker Hosts with Weave 0.10

In an earlier post we peeked under the covers of Weave 0.10 to discover how it interacts with remote Docker hosts. So, for example weave launch is translated into: <br> docker run --rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v...

April 24, 2015

Data Migration with Kubernetes and Flocker

Our friend Kai Davenport at ClusterHQ has just published another awesome piece, this time detailing how Weave, Flocker and Kubernetes can be used together to migrate a Redis database container between two nodes. Read the full article here!

April 23, 2015

Weave at Container Camp and Docker Cologne

Container Camp was held in San Francisco earlier this month, and the videos of the conference have been posted on youtube. Its great to see Weave featured in a number of the talks, including Khash Sajadi from Cloud66 on...

April 23, 2015

Weave as a Docker Extension

(UPDATE: New, simpler build instructions) For some time there has been talk of extending Docker. Lately we have been seeing some projects born of this ongoing conversation; for example you may have seen Powerstrip, which lets you hook into...

April 23, 2015

Weaveworks Sponsors Glider Labs to Enable More Docker Wins

A really big goal for Weaveworks is to support Docker extensions as soon as possible.  This is so that enterprise class Docker use cases like data migration and failover can be enabled, easily combining Weave with components...

April 22, 2015

Using Docker Machine with Weave 0.10

This is an outdated guide, please find latest version on our website now! http://weave.works/guides/weave-and-docker-platform/index.html In this post I’d like to show how quickly one can get up-and-running using Weave with Docker Machine....

April 20, 2015

Remote Weaving with Weave 0.10

One of the highlights of Weave 0.10 is the ability to run Weave on remote Docker hosts, in a pure container-only environment where the only access to the hosts is through the Docker Remote API. The weave script, as we know it Weave has...

April 14, 2015

My Container Won't Stop on Ctrl-C, and Other Minor Tragedies

At Weaveworks, we containerise as much as possible, to simplify packaging and deployment. So, most of the time, whatever you ask our software to do will run inside a container. One day while testing, one step of network set-up got stuck,...

March 25, 2015

More Detail on Database Migration Using Docker, Flocker and Weave

Previously we have worked with the ClusterHQ team to create demos of database migration.  These demos uses flocker for data volume replication and weave to maintain network integrity as the application changes eg during a failover...

March 11, 2015

Weaving Kubernetes on Azure

As I said in my previous post, Weave is a very portable networking enabler for Kubernetes. To take this further, we have worked closely with the Microsoft and CoreOS teams to ensure a complete solution is available for Kubernetes on Azure....

March 05, 2015

Docker in Light of the Socketplane Acquisition

This week Docker announced their acquisition of Socketplane, a start-up company working on software defined networking for Docker.  In this post I shall say what I think this means for us, for the new Docker seen as a platform, and...

March 04, 2015

Weave is Live at Tutum

We are very pleased to be able to report another public production case at scale!  Congratulations and thanks are due to our friends at Tutum who announced a major upgrade to their Docker cloud service yesterday. The Tutum team have...

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