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June 24, 2021

OpenGitOps - The Vendor-Neutral GitOps Project

Weaveworks CTO Cornelia Davis leads an insightful and very lively discussion with some of the founding members and active contributors of the GitOps Working Group (GWG).

June 22, 2021

GitOps Days 2021 Day 1 Recap: Evolution, Revolution, and Vision

On June 9-10 we hosted our third GitOps Days event and we are so grateful to the fantastic speakers who gave such informative talks over the two days. Read on for our recap of the first day - which included a look back, a look forward, and an exciting new product announcement.

June 17, 2021

One year kured - your Kubernetes Reboot Daemon

Kured, the Kubernetes Reboot Deamon helps perform safe automatic node reboots, when indicated by the package management of the underlying OS. We often find kured running behind the scenes and over the recent months, the community stepped up and moved kured to a fully packed 1.7.0 release. Read up on the latest features and join the community.

June 15, 2021

GitOps boosts collaboration, reliability and autonomy for MediaMarktSaturn

After implementing GitOps, MediaMarktSaturn IT and software teams experienced not only a boost in collaboration and confidence but also in reliability and efficiency. With time-savings of 60 to 70% for deployments at times as well as a massive increase in reliability due to simplification and automation, the team can not only operate leaner and scale faster but also experiment and innovate.

June 10, 2021

The GitOps Maturity Model - 4 evolutionary steps to continuous delivery

While every organization is different, a number of common patterns have emerged. The GitOps Maturity Model shows a simple four step process that organizations commonly transition through as they move from using GitOps to manage single clusters and applications to managing large scale deployments of hundreds or even thousands of clusters.

June 09, 2021

Weave GitOps Core: Continuous declarative delivery

Weave GitOps Core is a free, open source, opinionated GitOps product with a great developer experience. It is powered by Flux. Flux is a battle-tested and CNCF owned project, one of the first project recommended for adoption. Weave GitOps Core simplifies Flux by provisioning a custom cluster with two commands. Learn more on the blog

June 02, 2021

Hybrid & multi-cloud Kubernetes requires a GitOps savvy Platform team

Multi-cloud promises a lot in terms of application portability, flexible choice of infrastructure, high availability, and cost savings. However, this also comes with its own set of challenges. We look at three priorities needed for multi-cloud Kubernetes clusters, and implementing them using GitOps and cloud native tooling, to function at scale.

May 27, 2021

Unlock Developer Productivity and Operational Efficiency with Weaveworks

At Weaveworks, we help organizations of all sizes on their cloud-native journey by realizing the benefits of GitOps. For anyone implementing GitOps (or considering it), we offer a range of professional services to help you take the next step wherever you are in your GitOps journey.

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 25, 2021

How to Start Left with Security Using Git Pre-Commit Hooks

Understand how you can shift security left by using pre-commit hooks in Git before committing to the code base.

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 23, 2021

What is DevSecOps and Why is it Important?

Learn what is DevSecOps, why is it needed, and its importance to remain competitive and agile in today’s fast-paced world.

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.

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