Building a high velocity team with Kubernetes

Professional Services for Kubernetes

Container orchestration is one cornerstone for modernizing traditional applications. Kubernetes’ orchestration and management capabilities are required to deploy production-grade workloads at scale. Start building a high velocity team today and reap the benefits of faster application development and delivery with Kubernetes.

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The Innovation Challenge

Rapid innovation is often difficult for enterprise organizations where 80% of their IT budget is spent on maintaining legacy applications versus only 20% on innovation. Moving your mission-critical legacy applications to a cloud native environment can be difficult. At the same time, application developers need solutions to rapidly create and build new applications with the least amount of friction. A cloud first approach, with the complexity of distributed systems along with new development tools can result in a disconnect between development and operations teams.




Unlock Developer Productivity and Operational Efficiency

At Weaveworks we want to give developers and DevOps teams the tools, skills and knowledge they need to successfully develop and operate cloud native applications. Our team are experts in Docker, Kubernetes, microservices and distributed systems.  We’ll work with you to make sure the right solution is delivered, one that will help your teams deliver software faster, more efficiently and at scale. We’ll be with you each step along the way as you assess, pilot and operate your Kubernetes infrastructure.


Why GitOps?

The GitOps approach delivers core Cloud Native benefits such as: agility, reliability and speed. It is an operating model for cloud native applications such as Kubernetes that enables continuous delivery through automated deployment, monitoring, and management by using Git as the “single source of truth”. Read our what you need to know page, to learn how to operate cloud native applications the GitOps way


Services

Kubernetes QuickStart

The QuickStart is a comprehensive package to design, build and operate Kubernetes in production using the GitOps methodology. Download the overview below.

Kubernetes Training

We offer hands-on workshops that cover fundamental concepts and features of Kubernetes. At the end of the training you will be able to operate Kubernetes and deploy applications.

Cloud Native Architecture Consulting & Design

Together we build a roadmap to deploying and piloting Kubernetes with your requirements. Included are an architecture assessment and design consultation for business critical applications.

Cloud technologies we love

We support Kubernetes empowered teams that work in the cloud, on premise or on hybrid deployments.

We’re seeing explosive growth in enterprise Kubernetes adoption, but there’s a knowledge gap between adoption and implementation. With its new offering Weaveworks is packaging its products and services to help enterprises accelerate their moves to cloud natives tools, methods and processes.

James Governor, co-founder of Redmonk

The ultimate “How to implement GitOps” eBook

Includes a breakdown of methodology, principles, traditional CICD vs. GitOps pipelines and in depth tutorial to get you started.

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FAQs

What’s covered in the Enterprise Kubernetes Platform?

The Enterprise Kubernetes Platform covers support for installing Kubernetes and operating a cluster. Kubernetes components and services such as networking, storage, ingress, secrets and templating. Our supported software listing has more details.

What makes the Weaveworks Enterprise Kubernetes Platform different?

Weaveworks experience and skillset resides in operating Kubernetes as a production system. Through those experiences we’ve built out a set of workflows to install, upgrade and run Kubernetes in production environments: we call these workflows GitOps. Partnering Kubernetes support with our management platform Weave Cloud gives a complete system for developing and running Kubernetes-based workloads.

What Cloud platforms does Weaveworks support?

We have validated support for running open source Kubernetes on AWS and GCP. We can also provide support teams that use GKE and EKS. We are more than happy to work with customers who are using other public clouds but haven’t worked closely with them to validate our installation and set-up approach. We will also not have particular experiences with other public clouds associated services (e.g. VPC).

How can you help us use Amazon’s EKS or Google’s GKE?

The managed Kubernetes’ clusters from Amazon and Google remove the operations drag of building and updating core Kubernetes. We also support teams who need to run Kubernetes to provide application infrastructure - whether that’s providing advice on the right policies or troubleshooting a service problem.

How do you support on-premises installs of Kubernetes?

For enterprise customers that need to deploy Kubernetes in their datacenter we support Kubernetes installs on Canonicals’ Ubuntu or RedHat. For customers that want to use alternative host operating systems we will provide support but will not have validated our approach.

How do you support pure open source Kubernetes?

Kubernetes and the Cloud Native landscape is moving very fast and there’s a constant flow of new features. Weaveworks’ feels that the best version of Kubernetes to use is the pure upstream version, where we will support the last two major release streams (e.g. 10.x and 9.x) ensuring customers can progressively upgrade.

Will you support integrating Kubernetes with other vendors?

Many customers have existing investments across networking, storage and other enterprise technology. Weaveworks will work support customers to integrate Kubernetes with their existing systems. Where an issue is caused by an interaction between Kubernetes and another vendors system as long as both elements are under an appropriate support contract we will work with the customer and third-party vendor to resolve.

How does it work if I have a development and production cluster?

As long as the development cluster size is below 8 nodes then the price is 12k USD. The price for a production system is 3,000 USD per node, depending on the size of the cluster.

Will you install Kubernetes for customers?

We design, install and set-up Kubernetes clusters’ for customer as professional services engagements. Combined with our Kubernetes subscription and training this gives customers a way to accelerate the whole business to

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