Cortex, our scalable Prometheus monitoring system, has been accepted as a Sandbox project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Cortex is an open source project that we created to provide storage of Prometheus metrics for Weave Cloud. It's used by teams that are running large Prometheus environments, providing metrics for complex Kubernetes environments.
While the initial planning and architecture behind debugging a distributed application can take time, there's a growing number of tools available to help you pin down the problem and find solutions. In this post, we looked at the different approaches available.
How do you know when you are production ready? What does it even mean to be production ready? Download this whitepaper and find out what production ready means, the cultural changes you need to make on your team, as well as the most important requirements to consider when using and taking advantage of Kubernetes in production.
In this post we explain why managing your application state can be tricky and how by using persistent volume claims, you can easily manage storage on bare metal Kubernetes installations.
As developers, we hear a lot about the importance of monitoring and alerts. But without proper notification, we might spend too much time trying to understand what really is going on. This blog post will give you an overview of common caveats of using labels in Prometheus alerts and demonstrate some technics how to get concise and easy to understand notifications.
You decided to migrate to Kubernetes, but you are unsure how to safely roll out your microservice’s replicas, while also coordinating changes to the schema of the underlying database? This how to article will walk you through considerations and best practices.
Recently there were many Kubernetes user bug reports about DNS lookups from Pods sometimes taking 5 or even more seconds. In this blog post I will explain the root causes for such delays, discuss some mitigations and present some kernel fixes.
GitOps is a way to do continuous delivery; For Kubenetes this means using git push instead of kubectl create/apply or helm install/upgrade. This step by step guides shows you how to set up a git centric CICD pipeline for Kubernetes with Helm and Weave Flux.
Read about our first major release of eksctl. eksctl is a simple CLI tool for creating clusters on EKS - Amazon’s new managed Kubernetes service for EC2. It is written in Go, and is based on Amazon’s official CloudFormation templates. Create a cluster with a single command.
Managing distributed applications can be challenging. Find out how you can use Weave Cloud to manage, debug and monitor applications running in Istio and Kubernetes.
Bare metal, on-premise installations of Kubernetes can be challenging. A frequently asked question is how to route traffic in Kubernetes. This post discusses the different traffic routing methods and the pros and cons of each.
In this first post on the GitOps Developer Toolkit, Ilya takes us through a GitOps workflow using Skaffold and Weave Cloud.
What are Draft and Skaffold? Learn what the key differences are and when you’d use one over the other in your Kubernetes development pipeline.
How does GitOps differ from CIOps? In this post, learn about a Kubernetes anti-pattern and find out how most Kubernetes pipelines are CIOps and not GitOps and what the differences are.