March 16, 2017
An Introduction to Microservices: An AWS Perspective
Microservices best practices, common questions and benefits. Part of an overview of Micoservices as presented by Abby Fuller, a developer advocate for AWS.
March 10, 2017
Microservices: Lessons Learned
Back in September 2016 I gave a talk at the Microservices SF meetup entitled “Microservices: Lessons Learned”. This post is a brief write up of the talk, including the video and slides. It’s much more opinionated that previous posts –...
March 08, 2017
Log Aggregation for Kubernetes with Loggly
I consider log aggregation to be one of “pillars” of observability – a crucial service that every developer needs when working with distributed apps / microservices / cloud natives. In this post I’ll explain how we uses Loggly to aggregate...
February 16, 2017
Fast and Secure Container Networking with Weave Net's Fast Datapath
Weave Net 1.2 introduced a high performance overlay network for containers called fast datapath (fastdp). Despite advantages, the overlay had a limitation that it did not have any built-in mechanism for encrypting dataplane packets, so by...
February 14, 2017
Weave Net 1.9 Released: Encrypted Fast Datapath & ARM
Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of Weave Net 1.9, which features faster, more secure networking and support for ARM builds.Fast, Secure NetworkingWeave Net has several options for configuring the network: ‘fast datapath’ – the...
February 08, 2017
Troubleshooting Containers in Kubernetes With Weave Scope & Weave Cloud
Weave Scope is an open-source container visualization and troubleshooting project from Weaveworks that gives you a top-down view into your application and infrastructure, showing the dependencies and communication links between containers....
January 25, 2017
What is Cloud Native and why should I care
Alexis Richardson, founder and CEO of Weaveworks, did a recent talk at Software Circus about “What Cloud Native is and why should I care.” Cloud Native is open source Cloud computing for applications, a trusted tool kit for modern...
January 03, 2017
11 Essential Docker Deployment Tools (Updated for 2017)
The state of the Docker ecosystem, as with any new and popular project, is frequently in flux, with new tools and software rising and falling in popularity. If you’re a developer who regularly works with Docker, you continually need to...
December 19, 2016
Docker Swarm Mode vs. Kubernetes: Key Facts You Need to Know
Docker Swarm Mode and Kubernetes are two of the most popular tools for container clustering and orchestration, despite their divergent philosophies and capabilities. Since both platforms are quite distinct, experience with one generally...
November 10, 2016
Securing Microservices in Kubernetes
IntroductionStarting with version 1.3, Kubernetes includes beta support for network policies that allow you to exert control over connections to your containers. For those unfamiliar with Kubernetes network policies they have the following...
October 31, 2016
What are Microservices?
A microservices architecture refers to an organizational approach to software development where a large application can be separated into smaller parts.
October 27, 2016
Whodunnit? Debugging and Diagnosing Microservices with Weave Cloud Beta
Debugging is about understanding the system. If software is behaving in some unexpected way, it means there is some piece of the system you don’t understand. Microservices, in particular, spread the system’s behaviour across many...
July 21, 2016
Sock Shop: A Microservices Demo Application
If you came by our booth at DockerCon in Seattle this year you’ll have seen “Sock Shop”, our microservices demo application.We originally designed it so we could demonstrate products like Weave Net and Scope – but additional...
June 20, 2016
DockerCon 2016: Weave Cloud and Weave Net 1.6
At DockerCon today we announced the public beta of Weave Cloud, a microservices console allowing developers and operations to quickly connect, visualize and monitor containers and microservices, regardless of the orchestrator....
May 11, 2016
Weaveworks closes $15M Series B to simplify microservices for all
Today we are announcing a $15M Series B investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Accel. This brings our total funding to $20M to date. We have strong backing from two of the world’s leading VCs. This is great news for...
April 22, 2016
My first DC/OS app
There had been a lot of excitement in the community around the first open-source release of DC/OS.Here at Weaveworks, the team made sure Weave Scope 0.14 works very well on DC/OS..Among the variety of DC/OS tutorials, I haven’t yet found a...
April 08, 2016
Service routing turns containers into microservices
Flux is a new project from Weaveworks that gives you service routing for Docker containers. What is service routing? It’s a layer on top of the network that means your application code can connect to services rather than individual...
March 10, 2016
An important Cloud Native Computing Foundation milestone
Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) made three important announcements at Kubecon London. The first was the formation of the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), which performs a key role in determining which open...