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October 07, 2021

Why it makes sense to consider managed Kubernetes

Kubernetes is the world’s most popular way to run containerized applications. It is so popular in fact – second only to Linux among open source projects – that rival container orchestration systems have become effectively irrelevant. Kubernetes is popular for numerous reasons, not least its power to scale seamlessly and heal itself automatically. Above all, however, there is its ubiquity. Kubernetes has become the de facto infrastructure for the cloud native world.

October 05, 2021

Three unmissable events: KubeCon, GitOpsCon and the GitOps One-Stop Shop

Three opportunities to learn more about GitOps in October: GitOpsCon, KubeCon and Weaveworks’ own GitOps One-Stop Shop. No matter if you are a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, we have talks and learnings for all levels.

September 30, 2021

DX at the Department of Defense: Platform One and GitOps

The Department of Defense’s software development efforts span across government staff and private sector contractors and runs at 100k big. That’s a massive operation to run; one that has to be run in an extremely secure way. And yet, the DoD strives to run it in a modern way too. This post explores how the DoD wants to provide their teams the best developer experience possible without hindering any security measure and have decided to do it through the DoD DevSecOps Initiative and Platform One

September 28, 2021

The Definitive Guide to Kubernetes in Production

There’s a lot to think about (and yes a lot that can go wrong) when you’re preparing your Kubernetes application for production. This is an introduction to some of the key considerations when preparing to put your Kubernetes application into production.

September 23, 2021

Give developers the autonomy to choose their own stack

Organizations rely on their development teams to stay competitive in a fast-moving world of cloud-native applications. Yet, these developers are slowed down by operational hassles, red tape, and silos that exist within the organization. The result is that new features are deployed late, and even when deployed, potentially not stable. Highly mature DevOps organizations encountered a solution: empower developers with the autonomy to choose their own tech stack.

September 21, 2021

Cloud native operations at scale in next generation mobile networks

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and telecommunications providers (telcos) are seeing a massive shift in technology from legacy backend systems, to modern cloud-native systems that are flexible, and powerful. In our latest white paper we are describing why Weave GitOps is ideally suited to empower telcos and ease this transition.

September 16, 2021

Case Study: MediaMarktSaturn finds confidence to implement progressive delivery with Flagger

MediaMarktSaturn went from manual deployments to completely automated canary releasing using Flagger for progressive delivery. Find out more.

September 14, 2021

Moving Beyond the Basics: GitOps on AWS Webinar Series

With September upon us, what better way to start Q4 other than igniting modern operations in your team with our webinars. We’ll be discussing key cloud-native technology topics such as GitOps best practices, EKS, Kubernetes on EC2, and so much more. Our month-long series kicks off this week - a theoretical presentation is being held this Tuesday with a complimentary hands-on 90-min AWS sponsored virtual workshop, taking place Thursday the same week.

September 08, 2021

AWS

Developer self-service and consolidated operations - anywhere

EKS-Anywhere, with its native Flux and eksctl integrations, provides an intuitive path for organizations to dramatically reduce the complexity in deploying and managing their on-premises clusters together with their cloud-hosted infrastructure. Adding Weave GitOps to the mix, end users are now able to operate all clusters centrally from within Git while providing safe and secure autonomy to development teams that can now deploy across their hybrid environments.

September 07, 2021

What is a hybrid cloud strategy? A primer for the cloud-native age

Thinking about developing a hybrid cloud strategy? In our new primer, we run through the benefits and challenges – and explain why GitOps could help you take the pain out of the whole process.

September 02, 2021

What is a self-service developer platform and why does it matter?

Implementing a platform model in your organization enables separation of concerns for both Dev & Ops teams. We explore this topic in more detail, including the benefits for each team.

August 31, 2021

Kubernetes components that make up its architecture

Kubernetes is a complex system because of its many components. Yet, it is imperative for IT & DevOps teams to have a good understanding of the different components & how they work together.

August 25, 2021

Celebrating 100 team members at Weaveworks

t's been a busy summer for Weaveworks. First Weave GitOps Core has been accelerating with regular new releases. Then this month we hit another milestone with the company growing to 100 people! That's right, this month we have 100 dedicated GitOps'ers spread around the world - a ton of GitOps! And, we're just getting started ...

August 24, 2021

Progressive delivery made simple with Weave GitOps

Progressive delivery of applications is often times perceived as complicated to implement. Let's get you started with Weave GitOps and choice of service mesh so your team can experience more precise and reliable deployments through progressive delivery.

August 19, 2021

Weave GitOps simplifies multicloud & hybrid cloud management

Kubernetes has made multicloud possible. However, Kubernetes management is a new challenge that organizations are not well-equipped to handle. Kubernetes itself requires consistent and predictable management. That is what Weave GitOps can offer.

August 17, 2021

GitOps Days 2021: infrastructure as code and boosting developer productivity

At GitOps Days 2021, one of our popular panel discussions featured Kief Morris of Thoughtworks and Sneha Rao of Spotify, to discuss infrastructure as code in their respective organizations. Tune in to hear about the similarities and differences between IaC and GitOps and how GitOps can enhance IaC practices.

August 12, 2021

The cloud native transformation for telcos

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Art of Modern Ops, host and Weaveworks CTO Cornelia Davis welcomes three leaders from the telco world, each with their own perspective on the transition from virtualized infrastructure to cloud native architectures. Cloud native technologies will become the foundation for the 5G connectivity in the near future.

August 10, 2021

Tools for Automating and Implementing Cloud Native Patterns

Kubernetes is the essential tool for orchestrating cloud native applications. However getting Kubernetes up and running is only a small piece of what you need to start developing applications. There are many tools to choose from within the cloud native ecosystem before the team can start increasing feature velocity and selecting the right ones can be a challenge.

August 05, 2021

GitOps Days 2021 Final Recap: Tools & Technologies

On Day 2 of our GitOps Days event, we focused on the tools and technologies that enable GitOps. We were especially grateful to everyone who submitted a proposal for our first “Call for Papers”! Huge thanks to all the wonderful speakers,...

August 03, 2021

Simplifying Multicloud Operations: Deploy, Release & Scale Applications Anywhere

With the GitOps model, it would take changing a few lines of a Git repository to change the target location for a deployment. This ease of use is what makes GitOps ideally suited for multicloud operations.The challenges arise due to cloud platforms being so different from one another. Read more....

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