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Weaveworks Introduces Weave Net 1.5

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Weaveworks, the makers of Weave networking and monitoring for Docker, today announced the availability of Weave Net 1.5, a plug-in for the recently launched Kubernetes 1.2 Container Networking Interface (CNI). With this new capability, Weaveworks is extending the addressable market of Kubernetes to financial services applications that depend on multicast networking.

“Multicast networking is a critical capability for solutions that manage microservices,” said Mathew Lodge, COO of Weaveworks. “Weaveworks has been at the forefront of container networking, developing technology that makes Docker container networking simple and easy to deploy. With this latest release, we’re now providing Kubernetes users in industries that make use of multicast networking the option for containerized applications.”

“Using Weave Net, and being empowered by Weaveworks, has radically reduced the risk of Kiva's hybrid cloud and ultimate cloud strategy,” said David Pollak, vice president of engineering at

A simple way to build, deploy and run Docker container networks

Weave Net implements a “micro SDN”, providing containerized applications a simple network with full service discovery, requiring zero configuration or coding and with no external dependencies. Its unique Internet-style approach of a network of cooperating, independent Weave routers avoids any centralized dependency on databases or cluster stores, and makes it the best solution for production container networks where outages and network partitions are a fact of life.

Weave Net 1.5 is available as a CNI (Container Networking Interface) plug-in for Kubernetes 1.2. Features include:

  • Simplicity: Customers adopting Kubernetes 1.2 can now gain access to Weave Net as a native networking plug-in, providing simpler management capabilities.
  • Production-ready: Weave Net 1.5 is the first Kubernetes CNI plugin independent of a central database. This makes Weave Net uniquely simple to set up, maintain and operate.
  • Portability: Weave Net 1.5 provides a “Micro SDN” for Kubernetes clusters, therefore applications are 100 percent portable across development, test and production environments running on laptops, data-centers and public clouds.
  • Hybridity: Weave Net 1.5 creates a simple flat virtual container network with no centralized database, therefore it can be used to build hybrid cloud container deployments where applications span private datacenters and public clouds.

"Kubernetes has a goal of making distributed systems simple and accessible for all, even in complicated networking environments such as financial services," said David Aronchick, senior product manager, Kubernetes project. "We're delighted to see Weaveworks contribute and commit support with Weave Net 1.5 and its CNI plug-in in the Kubernetes core code base. With Weave Net's unique networking capabilities, they will help even the largest customers adopt containers and run at the highest scale."

For additional information on Weaveworks and its line of open source networking and monitoring solutions for Docker, please visit

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:15 AM by David Marshall
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