“Previously, you ran an AWS virtual machine, and containers ran inside that private machine on an overlay,” says Mathew Lodge, chief operating officer of Weaveworks. “We’re taking the containers and giving them IP addresses directly on the Amazon network and connection directly.”
As a result, all the containers can talk to each other directly without going through network address translations. All capabilities with Amazon’s private cloud are available directly to the container.
Weave Cloud is now in a public beta phase for the next three to four months. Beta users will be able to:
- Set up clusters and then instantly visualize apps running on those clusters.
- Deploy applications anywhere from laptops through data centers to public clouds with no code changes.
- Quickly add or remove hosts from a cluster.
Weave Cloud works with any orchestrator and has specific support for Docker Swarm and UCP, Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS and AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS).