Weave creates a virtual network that connects Docker containers deployed across multiple hosts.

What is Weave?

Weave can traverse firewalls and operate in partially connected networks. Traffic can be encrypted, allowing hosts to be connected across an untrusted network. With weave you can easily construct applications consisting of multiple containers, running anywhere.

Weave is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.

Weave is an open source tool with 5.51K Github Stars and 505 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Weave's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Weave?

9 companies use Weave including Excursiopedia, Tutum, and PlanetPass.

Weave integrates with

Docker, boot2docker, Cloud 66, Kontena, and DCHQ are some of the popular tools that integrate with Weave. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Weave.

Why people like Weave

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Weave.



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Weave's Features

  • Virtual Ethernet Switch
  • Application isolation
  • Security
  • Host network integration
  • Service export
  • Service import
  • Multi-cloud networking
  • Multi-hop routing
  • Dynamic topologies
  • Container mobility
  • Fault tolerance

Weave's alternatives

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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