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September 14, 2015

We don't need consensus! (All agreed?)

I had a great time last week, giving two talks at Software Circus in Amsterdam and Container Camp in London.  Both talks went over the basic reasoning behind our use of CRDTs and consensus-free state management, as related...

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...

November 28, 2014

weaveDNS, Now with Less Amnesia

When we first released it, weaveDNS was a bit forgetful — if you stopped and started it, it would lose its database of names. It would also (probably) be given a fresh IP address by the docker daemon, so containers which had been told its...

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 04, 2014

Have You Met weaveDNS?

Today we’re releasing a preview of weaveDNS: a distributed DNS service for your weave network. As with DNS in general, the main use of weaveDNS is to be able to refer to things by name rather than address. For instance, a database...