Weaveworks recently announced the general availability of Weave Cloud, a SaaS platform that empowers DevOps teams to connect and monitor containers and microservices-based applications. Using Weave Net, Weave Cloud connects containers for deployment to a multitude of public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premise infrastructures. Subsequent to connecting containers together securely and overseeing their deployment, Weave Cloud monitors and manages assemblages of containers by giving DevOps resources granular analytics on relationships between containers and metrics regarding their performance. Weave Cloud delivers an unprecedented degree of visibility into the topography of relationships between containers as illustrated below:
As shown above, Weave Cloud allows customers to visually consume the inter-relationship between containers and leverage its data visualization capabilities to expeditiously identify containers of interest for analytics related to application performance. For example, Weave Cloud allows DevOps resources to understand the effect of a specific container or set of containers on application performance through analyzing baseline metrics automatically collected by Weave Cloud or custom metrics defined by users. By streamlining the process whereby DevOps teams understand the inter-relationships between containers via its graphical user interface, Weave Cloud enhances the ability of customers to troubleshoot as well as manage daily operations of their container deployments. Weave Cloud’s ability to automate networking, deployment and daily operations of container deployments renders it a powerful tool for managing container deployments, particularly given the richness of its visualization capabilities and ability to give customers real-time insight into the health of their container deployments. The richness of Weave Cloud’s data visualization and analytic capabilities, in conjunction with its ability to automate the deployment of containers, accelerates and automates application development on container-based infrastructures in addition to enhancing the application lifecycle management capabilities of DevOps teams.