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January 31, 2018

Automating continuous delivery with Kubernetes, Google Cloud and Git

Discover how to achieve an automated continuous delivery with Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform and Weave Cloud multiple time a day. Discover the role, observability and metric monitoring play for determining whether you’re progressing once you’ve increased your speed of deployment.

June 29, 2016

Container networking with no overlay on AWS VPC!

Last week we announced a new option for users who run their container infrastructure entirely within Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Weave Net now allows you to connect Docker containers directly to AWS VPC...

October 06, 2015

Cloud Native VMs

We have a great guest post for you today.  Everyone knows that containers are fantastic for new cloud native applications.  But what about the huge numbers of existing applications in the enterprise?  Can these also...

September 15, 2015

How Kontena uses Weave Net & Run

Using container technologies, such as Docker, can be tricky to configure for large scale deployments. But with Kontena scaling and monitoring containerized applications on any cloud infrastructure is very easy to deploy and...

August 17, 2015

Service Discovery and Load Balancing with Weave on Amazon's ECS

Weave makes it very simple to set up a containerized network in Amazon’s EC2 Container Service. Without Weave, this can be a complex process which involves setting up Service Discovery and Load Balancing. You get all this for free...

August 03, 2015

Using Weave with Apache Mesos & Marathon on CentOS

Many of you had been using Mesos and Marathon with Weave since Stefan Schimanski originally published his guide earlier this year. Quite a few things have changed with Weave 1.0 release, and the usage of Docker bridge is now...

July 13, 2015

Testing Times at Weaveworks

We like continuous integration and testing at Weaveworks. This blog post tells the story of the journey we have been through, the tools and technologies we use, what worked and what didn’t, and the lessons we’ve learned. A few months back,...

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....

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 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...

February 24, 2015

The Microsoft Azure Ecosystem for Docker - Some Slides

This slidedeck by Patrick Chanezon talks about what Microsoft are doing with Docker.  It includes information about the Azure ecosystem and Weave’s place in it.  Worth a read as it includes many of your favourite new...

February 24, 2015

Get Your Kicks on Cloud66

This week we saw our first ‘at scale’ public production use case at Cloud66.  Based in Austin TX, and London, this is a brilliant young company that puts customers first and is showing the way for the next generation of automated...

February 19, 2015

Networking Spark Cluster on Docker with Weave

In this guide, I will show you how easy it is to deploy a Spark cluster using Docker and Weave, running on CoreOS. Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. It provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala and Python,...

February 02, 2015

Clocker Makes Container Clouds, Weave Makes the Connections

… Weave is used as an overlay network to connect multiple hosts running Docker. It allows developers to run more complex apps without having to worry about such issues as port forwarding. Alex Williams, The New Stack Our friends at...

November 25, 2014

What We Do! (Via some slides from

Today I spoke at – an extremely interesting event as it turned out.  Lots of great speakers, on top form, including no less than three on userland networking.  I spoke about the bigger picture, with reference...

November 17, 2014

Screencast: Hello, Weave!

If you haven’t tried Weave yet, make sure to checkout our latest screencast which shows how easy it is to use! Do make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you won’t miss more videos from us.

November 01, 2014

Deploying Riak with Docker, Clocker and Weave

Another quick use case example, following on from the recent Clocker integration of Weave.  In this deck, Cloudsoft’s founders show how the same combination of Clocker, Docker and Weave, can be used to manage Riak as a guest workload...

October 22, 2014

Walkthrough of Connecting Nginx, PHP and MySQL with Weave

Since other people have published quite sophisticated examples, I thought it was time for a really simple one. The scenario is: you want to run a web server in a container, out in the cloud, talking to a database in another container,...

October 15, 2014

Clocker Adds Network Support Using Weave

Andrew Kennedy from CloudSoft has been using Weave to improve networking in Clocker, their Docker cloud. Clocker is software for laying out a set of Docker containers in your infrastructure, and thereby wiring up...

October 08, 2014

Hello Weave

Weave is an open source software project dedicated to simplifying container-based applications.  We very much welcome contributions of all kinds – get in touch via Github or email please. The Weave project currently consists of a...