Weave observes components and their interactions to provide visibility and insights; and Weave provides runtime control over the resulting system.
In all the excitement around containers, it’s easy to forget that all of this infrastructure is in service of applications. A realistic application will have multiple components packaged across multiple containers, with multiple instances of those components deployed across multiple machines. That’s a lot of multiplication, and in a fast-moving environment it can quickly become hard to manage and keep track of everything. How do component instances find each other? How does network traffic get routed between containers? How does a DevOps team understand all of the application interactions that are happening?
Weave stands the traditional infrastructure-centric model on its head. Instead of provisioning infrastructure and then fitting your applications to it, Weave starts with your application and moulds the necessary infrastructure around it. It’s non-intrusive and it’s a much better fit with modern DevOps approaches. And of course all of this is done transparently, dynamically, and resiliently.
Meet Our Team
We love to build software that empowers developers.
Chief Executive Officer
Alexis is the co-founder and CEO of Weaveworks. He is also the chairman of the TOC for CNCF, and the co-founder of the Coed:Code meetups. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010, where he worked on numerous cloud platforms. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other software companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthias is the co-founder and CTO of Weaveworks. He previously co-founded RabbitMQ, and a number of other software technology start-ups. Matthias has a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College, and has spent much of the past 20 years wrestling with distributed systems.
Chief Operating Officer
Steve joined Weaveworks in February 2017 as COO. In a career spanning 20 years, Steve has worked in a range of roles in the technology sector, most recently leading Canonical’s operations and corporate development. His interest and support for FOSS goes back to 1997, when he got hold of his first copy of Slackware on floppy disk.
Bianca Cheng Costanzo
Designer & Technologist
Director of Software Engineering
Senior Marketing Manager
Partner and Customer Success
Head of Finance & US Operations
Developer Experience Engineer
VP of Engineering
Director of Software Engineering
Director of Product Management
VP of Marketing
Developer Experience Engineer
Head of Developer Experience
Lucas is a passionate Kubernetes Maintainer and CNCF Ambassador that is excited about all things cloud native. Lucas has been engaged in Kubernetes work for about two years now and been involved in work like porting Kubernetes to multiple platforms, getting Minikube off the ground, being a core contributor in SIG Cluster Lifecycle and maintaining kubeadm. Besides Upper Secondary School Lucas runs a consulting company for Cloud Native tech programming tasks.
Board of Directors and Advisors
Adrian serves as an Executive in Residence at Accel. He has worked extensively in the fields of enterprise application development, integration, and middleware including cloud based platforms and services. He also brings considerable experience in the strategic use of open source and the building of open source-based businesses. Previously Adrian was a member of the senior leadership team at Pivotal where he served as CTO for Pivotal’s Application Fabric and was instrumental in the creation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Prior to Pivotal, Adrian was CTO for Applications at VMware where he also worked on the technical conception and strategy for the creation of the Pivotal company. Adrian joined VMware through the 2009 acquisition of SpringSource, where Adrian was CTO from 2005 helping to grow the company from a small start-up to its eventual acquisition at over $400M. In addition to Cloud Foundry, Adrian’s extensive open source and open source-based business experience includes responsibility for the Spring Framework and related Spring projects, Groovy, Grails, AspectJ, RabbitMQ, Redis, and team members making significant contributions to Apache Tomcat and Apache HTTP server. Before joining SpringSource, Adrian was the lead of the AspectJ project at Eclipse.org and has served as a member of the Eclipse Architecture Board. He spent the first 13 years of his career at IBM working in transaction processing, messaging, and IBM’s Java Technology Centre. In 2004 Adrian was voted one of the top 100 young innovators by MIT’s Technology Review. He’s not getting any younger, but he is still innovating.
John Newton, CTO and Founder of Alfresco, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management acquired by EMC®.
For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kevin Comolli joined Accel in 2000 and founded the London office. He focuses on enterprise and infrastructure software categories, and new media spaces like mobile and web gaming.
He is the lead investor and board member in Supercell (acquired by SoftBank), Alfresco, Aorato (acquired by Microsoft), ClusterHQ, Diligent (acquired by IBM), Knewton, Playfish (acquired by Electronic Arts), Simplivity and Varonis (public), among others. Kevin also worked closely with the teams at Atlassian and Etsy (public).
Kevin was an active member of the World Economic Forum for more than 10 years where he helped develop the Technology Pioneer Program.
Kevin is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Northwestern and Harvard Business School.
Rod Johnson is an independent investor, author and coder--most recently, in Scala. He is the creator of the Spring Framework and was co-founder and CEO of SpringSource. Following the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, he served as SVP, Application Platform at VMware. He is the author of several popular and influential books on Java and Java EE, including "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development" and "J2EE without EJB" (with Juergen Hoeller). He sits on the board of five prominent open source companies, one of which is represented at GOTO Amsterdam: Neo Technology.
Tom is a general partner at GV. Prior to GV, Tom was a design director at IDEO Europe. He founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform where 100,000 users from more than 170 countries solve challenges for social good. Tom also launched OIEngine, a SaaS platform with clients including Harvard Business School and the Knight Foundation.
Prior to IDEO, Tom was managing director of Marcos, a British sports car manufacturer and founded Magnom, a magnetic filter startup. Tom’s filter designs have been widely used in Formula One, superbikes, agricultural equipment, and central heating systems.
Tom has also angel-invested in more than 20 companies, including as the founding investor in Mile IQ (sold to Microsoft).
Tom has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list was established. He has also been included in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People.
Tom earned a first class bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction. He also received an honorary doctorate from University of the Arts London.
Julius consults with Weaveworks to provide anything from strategic planning to hands-on help around Prometheus-related development. Julius co-created the Prometheus monitoring system. In a previous life, he worked at SoundCloud and Google. He loves coding in Go and otherwise enjoys traveling, running, mentoring programming beginners, podcasts, and spending too much time on the internet.
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