October 22, 2019

KubeCon 2019 Q&A: Weaveworks Will Showcase How to Build, Run and Manage Kubernetes Clusters and Applications at Booth S51

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Are you attending KubeCon 2019 in San Diego in November?  If so, I invite you to add Weaveworks to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

KubeCon 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is extremely impressive as the show continues to grow in scope and size!  One of the companies that will be on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year at the event is Weaveworks.  Weaveworks helps teams operate Cloud Native infrastructure and applications – quickly, reliably and at scale.  And they help infrastructure and platform teams build and operate their own Kubernetes application platform whether in the cloud or on-premise. And Development and DevOps teams use their deployment and monitoring tools to build and operate powerful containerized applications.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Weaveworks to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2019 event and why you need to visit their booth.

VMblog:  As a KubeCon 2019 sponsor, how can people find you at the show?

Weaveworks:  At this year's KubeCon, Weaveworks has quite a strong presence. Seven of our talks were accepted on a variety of projects and topics. Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weavework is also delivering a keynote talk AWS Container Days, a KubeCon pre-show event on Monday, November 18th. There will also be another 7 Weaveworks employees who will either be at the booth ready to take your questions or on the ground reporting on the event.  Altogether there are 14 Weaveworks employees, ranging from sales, and marketing to engineering attending the show this year.  Keep an eye out for the turquoise t-shirts!

Stop by booth #S51 and ask us for a demo of Weaveworks Kubernetes Platform or schedule a meeting with us to discuss your requirements.

VMblog:  If an attendee likes what they see and hear at your booth... what message about your product can you send them back with to sell their boss on your technology?

Weaveworks:  That automating Kubernetes to reduce its complexity is possible without compromising on reliability and flexibility. Weaveworks Kubernetes Platform implements GitOps to manage Kubernetes configuration.

Teams can define a standard installation of Kubernetes and automate the deployment of new nodes following standard templates. Preconfigured cluster templates, let developers and operators define apps, and update clusters add-ons with security patches, minimizing the time spent editing error prone YAML.  

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth?  What should attendees expect to see and hear at your booth?

Weaveworks:  As the inventors of GitOps, you can expect to hear and see demonstrations on how GitOps helps your company manage and build applications on Kubernetes. With Git at the center of your operational model, application developers and cluster operators can easily spin up and manage production ready Kubernetes across different environments.

When your cluster configuration is stored in a Git repository, you can then use GitOps to recreate clusters in a predictable way. This brings advantages for building test environments and pipelines, and for reproducing clusters across teams with the same base configuration, or in improving your disaster recovery capability.

View a summary of our talks and schedule a 1:1 consultation with our team on Weaveworks at KubeCon.

VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the container or cloud ecosystem?

Weaveworks:  Founded in 2014, Weaveworks helps developers and DevOps teams build, run and manage Kubernetes clusters and their applications. Its products include GitOps-based cluster management, and application delivery, observability and monitoring solutions for services running on Kubernetes. We were recently named a top Kubernetes contributor by the CNCF.

We are founding members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that offer both open-source and commercial software, as well as paid services, including: Weave Cloud, a platform as a service (PaaS) for deploying, monitoring and managing containers and microservices in cloud-native applications; Weave Scope, a real-time monitoring and visualization tool for distributed applications, available in open-source and hosted versions; Weave Cortex, an open-source Prometheus-based multitenant time-series database and monitoring system for applications and microservices; and the Weave Kubernetes Platform for managing and automating cluster configuration.

VMblog:  Does your company have any speaking sessions during the show?  If so, can you give us the who, what, when and where?

Weaveworks:  We have a number of talks during the week of Kubecon: 

●     November 18th - AWS Container Day  - In this pre-show event, listen to Bob Wise, GM of Amazon EKS, and Alexis Richardson, Weaveworks, co-founder and CEO on how GitOps and Amazon EKS make it easy to deploy, manage and scale containerized applications. 

●     November 19 - 2:25pm - 3:00pm  Bryan Boreham, Weaveworks & Dan Williams, Red Hat - Introduction to CNI, the Container Network Interface Project

●     November 20 - 11:50am - 12:25pm Stefan Prodan, Weaveworks - Deep Dive: Flux the GitOps Operator for Kubernetes

●     November 20 - 2:25pm - 3:00pm Bryan Boreham, Weaveworks & Dan Williams, Red Hat  Deep Dive: CNI

●     November 20 - 2:25pm - 3:00pm Alexis Richardson, Weaveworks & Rajarajan Pudupatti SJ, Fidelity Investments Fidelity's Move to "Finance Grade" Kubernetes with GitOps

●     November 20 - 3:20pm - 3:55pm  Javeria Khan, Palo Alto Networks; Stefan Prodan, Weaveworks; Hubert Chen, Branch; Kyle Rockman, Under Armour; & Jesse Suen, Intuit Panel: GitOps User Stories

●     November 20 - 3:20pm - 3:55pm Liz Rice, Aqua Security; Alexis Richardson, Weaveworks; Joe Beda, VMware; Jeff Brewer, Intuit; Michelle Noorali, Microsoft; Matt Klein, Lyft  Public Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) Meeting

●     November 20 - 3:20pm - 3:55pm Mark Emeis, Weaveworks Open Source Weave Ignite - The GitOps VM

●     November 21 - 2:25pm - 3:00pm Bryan Boreham, Weaveworks & Chris Marchbanks, Splunk  The Great Cardinality Disasters of Our Time

●     November 21 - 2:25pm - 3:00pm Leigh Capili, Weaveworks The Gotchas of Zero-Downtime Traffic /w Kubernetes

●     November 21 - 5:20pm - 5:55pm Leigh Capili, Weaveworks Component Standard Working Group

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.


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