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 Weave Kubernetes Platform?

The platform includes support for installing Kubernetes and operating a cluster as well as Kubernetes components and services such as networking, storage, ingress, secrets and templating. See the WKP datasheet for additional details.

What makes it different?

Weaveworks experience and skillset resides in operating Kubernetes as a production system. From those experiences a set of workflows to install, upgrade and run Kubernetes in production environments, known as GitOps was developed. Combine Weave Kubernetes Platform with our application management solution, Weave Cloud to get a complete system for developing and running Kubernetes-based workloads.

What Cloud platforms does Weave Kubernetes Platform support?

Run open source Kubernetes on AWS and GCP or use WKP with managed Kubernetes like GKE and EKS. WKP also supports customers who are using other public clouds such as Digital Ocean but its installation and setup is unvalidated. 

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

Managed Kubernetes from Amazon and Google remove the operations drag of building and updating core Kubernetes. Teams who need to run Kubernetes or who need to provide application infrastructure - the Weaveworks expert team can provide advice on specifying the right policies troubleshooting service problems. 

How do you support on-premises installs of Kubernetes?

For enterprise customers who need to deploy Kubernetes in their datacenter,  WKP installs pure upstream Kubernetes on Ubuntu or RedHat. 

How is pure, open source Kubernetes supported?

Kubernetes and the Cloud Native landscape are moving very fast with a constant flow of new features. Weaveworks feels that the best version of Kubernetes to use is the pure upstream version, where the last two major release streams (e.g. 10.x and 9.x) are supported ensuring customers can progressively upgrade and quickly take advantage of new features.

Will WKP support integrating Kubernetes with other vendors?

Many customers have existing investments across networking, storage and other enterprise technology. Weaveworks works with 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, Weaveworks will work with both the customer and the third-party vendor to resolve. 

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

As long as the development cluster size is below 8 nodes then the price is 12,000 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?

Weaveworks can design, install and set-up Kubernetes clusters’ for customers as professional services engagements. Combined with Kubernetes quickstart and training programs,  customers can fast track and accelerate the cloud native journey.

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