August 30, 2017
The GitOps Pipeline - Part 2
GitOps relies on your whole system to be expressed declaratively. The GitOps pipeline model places Git at the design centre - everything upstream of deployment is anchored by Git. As a result a developer can update some code in GitHub and release into production as a pull request.
August 14, 2017
Observability beyond logging for Java Microservices
Monitoring distributed applications is best approached using a combination of tools. Luke Marsden describes how Prometheus, openTracing and Weave Cloud visualization cover the bases to establish root cause of problems in distributed applications.
August 10, 2017
If something goes wrong in production, you want to immediately know the user impact. With that in mind, we created an automated alerting schema based on user-visible symptoms.
August 07, 2017
GitOps - Operations by Pull Request
Alexis Richardson is defining “GitOps” as a methodology for developer tooling to drive operations. This post discussed the use of declarative tools and best practices of configurations being code and therefore should be versions controlled.
August 02, 2017
My Slow Internet vs. Docker
Downloading and running Docker containers when you’re on the road can be challenging. Ray Tsang shows us how build a Docker host on Google Cloud with Docker Engine.
July 25, 2017
How to Supercharge Your Kubernetes Cluster with Rancher & Weave Cloud
This tutorial shows you how to deploy and manage Kubernetes with Rancher. You will then use Weave Cloud to complete the development lifecycle, and Deploy, Explore and Monitor your app as it runs in Kubernetes.
June 27, 2017
Making billions with Kubernetes and Weave Cloud: Deploying your app for the first time
The world has been patiently waiting for the launch of Stringly™, a platform for distributing highly optimized strings that is sure to disrupt the global string market. The VC checks have cleared and its time to give the people what they...
June 26, 2017
Weave Net 2.0 Released: Peer Discovery, Docker Swarm plugin & CLI changes
Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of Weave Net 2.0, which features a peer discovery feature via Weave Cloud, a Docker Swarm plugin, and several changes to Weave Net’s CLI and internals.
May 25, 2017
Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Integration: What's the Difference?
Continuous delivery vs. continuous integration vs. continuous deployment. Do you know what the differences are? Our blog clears it up for you.
May 24, 2017
Understand Istio with Weave Cloud
In the Weave Cloud and Istio tutorial, we show you how to configure Istio for microservices and how to use Weave Cloud to explore and monitor the traffic flow between the microservices as it runs in the service mesh.
May 23, 2017
The Long Tail: Tools to Investigate High Long Tail Latency
Figuring out what's causing slow requests or ops can be tricky. Tom Wilkie shares the tools he used to investigate high long tail latency.
May 16, 2017
Kubernetes Rolling Upgrades One by One
Have a semi-stateful service running on Kubernetes and want to do rolling upgrades? Tom Wilkie outlines how to make deployments upgrade one by one.
May 13, 2017
The RED Method: key metrics for microservices architecture
Tom Wilkie shares Weaveworks monitoring philosophy and the three most important metrics to use in your microservices architecture.
May 05, 2017
WebSockets Are Evil and Must Die
In previous blog posts I’ve mention my dislike for WebSockets. In this quick blog post I attempt to explain why. Unfortunately I think this raises more questions than it answers!Be aware, these opinions are my own.It’s the monitoring,...
April 27, 2017
Weave Cloud UI Alerts and Metrics
After a particularly egregious outage was reported by a Weave Cloud user, we decided it would be a good idea to add some alerting to our front-end codebase. Alerting and metrics for Weave Cloud are handled using Prometheus, however, which...
April 21, 2017
Introduction to Prometheus Monitoring
Prometheus monitoring Prometheus is open source monitoring software that treats time series data as a data source for generating precise alerts. Now part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the project began at SoundCloud in 2012. As...
April 14, 2017
Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker
On March 14, the monthly Weave User Group covered the topic “Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker.”Sandeep Dinesh, Developer Advocate from Google gave an overview of Kubernetes and gRPC with a demo. In the second part...
April 10, 2017
Microservices on Amazon ECS with Abby Fuller (AWS) & Mike Lang (Weaveworks) Part 2
At the March 28, 2017 Weave Online User Group, Abby Fuller presented on Amazon ECS, find the part 1 recap here. Her comments on ECS best practices are summarized below. Following her talk, Mike Lang of Weaveworks described Weave Cloud’s...
April 06, 2017
KubeCon Europe 2017: A Kubernetes Community Meeting
That’s a wrap, KubeCon Europe 2017Another successful CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe is in the books, and we want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who visited our booth and attended our talks. We love getting the chance to chat with...
March 29, 2017
Introducing Weave Cloud Enterprise
Our goal for Weave Cloud is to remove obstacles from getting applications into production. A team of developers should be able to easily deploy, manage, monitor, and connect microservices and container-based applications. Today we’re...