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May 25, 2021

GitOps Days 2021 (June 9-10) - You’re Invited!

GitOps Days returns for 2 days (June 9-10) packed with visionary and educational talks from GitOps practitioners and thought leaders. Check out our speaker line up and register today!

May 20, 2021

KubeCon EU 2021 Recap - A Celebration of Kubernetes

KubeCon EU 2021 was a blast! It was also A LOT. Good news: there was a wide variance of topics discussed and fascinating sessions. Bad news: there are only 24 hours in a day to watch them. More good news; we take the time to spotlight sessions our team were a part of, as well as highlight some more interesting sessions.

May 18, 2021

How the Department of Defense (DoD) uses GitOps to bake in security

In a recent episode of 'The Art of Modern Ops' (this time in a video format!) WeaveWorks CTO, Cornelia Davis, hosted a very interesting discussion featuring the Department of Defense and how it approaches modern cloud-native operations with GitOps. Nicolas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer of the U.S. Air Force discusses how GitOps enables key operational tasks like change management, disaster recovery, networking changes, and security for tens of thousands of developers.

May 13, 2021

Secure open source foundations: Flux case

Open source projects usually have a large network of dependencies connected to a code base that will eventually build and compile into a package that may, in turn become the dependency of another project. That is why concerns about open source as a potential vector for critical vulnerabilities have always existed despite Linus’ law. Flux was able to reach a CVE count of zero due to its maintainers limiting the amount of dependencies used....

May 11, 2021

GitOpsCon EU 2021 - First time for everything

The momentum of the GitOps community keeps growing and the success of GitOpsCon EU proves that there’s much more to come as well. Organized by the CNCF GitOps Working Group and sponsored by us and our friends at Red Hat, the event showcased an amazing panel of GitOps evangelists and practitioners who covered a range of topics for those still contemplating GitOps adoption to experienced GitOps practitioners who manage enterprise scale implementations. Here is the recap...

May 06, 2021

Liquid Metal: multi-cluster Kubernetes on bare metal with microVMs

Das Schiff platform from Deutsche Telekom is an example of the benefits of a GitOps-driven, fleet-managed platform for telecom operators. A key enabler for rolling out Das Schiff to the edge is the ability to run Kubernetes on microVMs. This blog describes the core technology, jointly developed by Deutsche Telekom, Weaveworks and AWS, which significantly improves the efficiency of deployment of Kubernetes across bare-metal pools.

May 04, 2021

Managing Kubernetes with GitOps in a multi-cluster, multi-cloud world

If you’re deploying anything at scale, you’re going to need some level of automation in order to achieve consistency. By using a GitOps workflow to manage your Kubernetes clusters, you can solve some of the most common challenges associated with multi-cluster environments.

April 29, 2021

The Road to Flux v2 - May Update

Flux v2 has its first anniversary and reaches the 0.13 milestone, there are new guides and use-cases docs, info about upcoming events (yes we'll be at KubeCon!) and general Flux community news!

April 27, 2021

The journey from Ops to GitOps

To understand what makes GitOps so revolutionary, you need to understand what came before it. You need to know how IT operations (the ‘Ops’ in GitOps) used to work – and how, in the age of the cloud, IT operations evolved. So in this post, we’re going to take a step back...

April 22, 2021

Git Your GitOps Questions Answered

Whether you’re interested in best practices for getting started with GitOps migrating apps to Kubernetes or you’re curious about our predictions about the future of cloud native operational frameworks, we have the answers to deepen your understanding and help navigate your Kubernetes and cloud native journey.

April 20, 2021

Improve Kubernetes operational intelligence with multi cluster observability

With Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP) 2.5 we are adding an enterprise grade observability portal. WKP uses standard Kubernetes tooling, and works across organizations and different environments. Observability is the cornerstone of efficient and secure Day 2 operations, by providing critical data on health and system performance to cluster operators.

April 15, 2021

Progressive Delivery across multiple clusters & cloud using Weave Kubernetes Platform, Flagger & Linkerd

In this talk Jason Morgan, Buoyant, and Paul Curtis, Weaveworks are introducing the concept of progressive delivery across multiple clusters and environments. With technologies such as Linkerd and Weave Kubernetes Platform, teams can progressively move traffic to Kubernetes - controlled and securely. Best in class GitOps workflows ensure developer friendly operations for Kubernetes while ensuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery across multiple backends.

April 13, 2021

KubeCon EU 2021 & GitOpsCon - event season is in full bloom

We are super excited for KubeCon EU 2021 and will kick it off with a Day 0 event (on Monday, May 3 at 15:00 UTC) #GitOpsCon with the GitOps Working Group and our friends at RedHat. Here is a quick preview of what we have planned and must see talks....

April 08, 2021

GitOps - From Business Value to Technical Value

At our recent virtual event, GitOps Days 2020, Weaveworks executive Paul Fremantle outlined how increased velocity is just one of the benefits of GitOps. He explained that ultimately, increased velocity is a business metric.

April 06, 2021

Key Learnings from GitOps Days 2020: Compliance + Governance - part 2

How can strongly regulated industries such as the financial or healthcare sectors use GitOps to help with Compliance & Governance in today’s modern development world? We summarized key takeaways from a talk at GitOps Day 2020.

April 01, 2021

Delivery engineering = GitOps at State Farm

At State Farm delivery engineering is about enabling every product team to deploy changes to platforms in a simple, compliant, and repeatable manner - a very succinct explanation of the term "GitOps". Tune in to hear more about State Farm's adoption journey of GitOps.

March 30, 2021

Multi-cloud Strategies with Kubernetes and GitOps

Adopting a multi-cloud strategy has many advantages, however it also has its own set of challenges and obstacles. We delve into the benefits of multi-cloud and how to overcome its challenges using Kubernetes and GitOps.

March 25, 2021

GitOps Use Cases at the Edge

Telcos have a lot to gain from 5G and edge networks, and this has ripple effects on their customers. In our latest blog post, we are examining four key benefits of the 5G edge from the perspective of a telco, and what this means for their customers. We also connect these benefits to Kubernetes and GitOps practices, which is the key enabler.

March 23, 2021

Local storage: choosing the right solution for your cluster

Local storage is almost always the best answer if you are running stateful applications in your Kubernetes cluster. But with so many local storage options out there, choosing the right one is hardly straightforward. For this reason, we’ve just finished putting some of the leading solutions to the test....

March 18, 2021

GitOps across the Edge and all Clouds

In this two-part series we discuss why Kubernetes is vital for telcos to set up operations at the edge, and how GitOps is key to managing and scaling Kubernetes at the edge. Together, they make for a comprehensive strategy for telcos looking to rollout 5G services in the near future.

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