Weaveworks Unveils Its Weave Cloud Enterprise Edition with Advanced Kubernetes Operations Services

Weaveworks has announced the availability of ‘Weave Cloud Enterprise Edition (EE)’ tier for its container-based microservices management platform. New features for ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ teams include incident management, release automation and rollback for CI/CD, and full stack Kubernetes troubleshooting.

Weave Cloud is an ops platform for app developers that would remove obstacles to production so teams can easily deploy, manage and monitor microservices and container-based applications. A managed cloud service for teams and enterprises, it supports all container orchestration platforms including Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.

This new version of Weave Cloud Enterprise Edition would include:

  • google kubernetesIncident management with historical audit, instant query and comprehensive dashboards. A single place to diagnose problems “fast” and take immediate action. This includes new incident capture features, point in time comparison and rapid analytic creation.
  • Release automation and point in time rollback for Kubernetes and CI/CD pipelines. Repeatable and consistent deployment from laptop to a scalable production deployment across multiple clusters. Weave Cloud adds an entirely new UI and system for comparing present and past states with versions to solve this, “making it easy for any developer regardless which CI tools they use.”
  • Advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting including resource-container mapping. Root cause analysis – correlation between applications, the Kubernetes platform, and the underlying hosts and network infrastructure.

“With this release we are bringing together all of our experience running Weave Cloud, Prometheus and Kubernetes at scale on AWS,” said Alexis Richardson, CEO and co-founder of Weaveworks. “We are sharing all of Weaveworks’ critical infrastructure experiences and know-how with our customers. By integrating monitoring more deeply with deployment and management, we’re helping customers fix problems immediately and ship their development changes incredibly fast. The Enterprise Edition provides history and snapshots ensuring reliability and stability.”

As a Kubernetes add-on it is 100 percent compatible with the underlying platforms. It would provide:

  • Release management – deploy applications automatically by policy, delivering the latest features to production quickly.
  • Visualization – Observe and understand how applications and micro-services are connected together in containers, making complex troubleshooting and optimization simple.
  • Management – Manage individual containers and services within the cluster, simplifying the handling of complex services and containers.
  • Monitoring – Inspect all aspects of the application and cluster, along with alerts and dashboards, providing insightful metrics for managing application performance.
  • Networking – Connect containers together in a secure virtual network, simplifying connecting and scaling complex container clusters.
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