Weave Gets Funded for Docker Networking Technology
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Over the course of the past year, Docker has become a much-hyped technology for application virtualization using containers, winning the support of major IT vendors including VMware, Microsoft, Amazon and Red Hat, among others. While the open-source Docker engine provides a core set of capabilities, a market ecosystem of complementary and enabling technologies has emerged.
"Weave establishes per application Layer 2 networks for containers across hosts, even across cloud providers and other seemingly complex cases with minimum fuss," Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, explained to eWEEK.
Weave's Github project page notes that, to application containers, the network established by Weave looks like a giant Ethernet switch to which all the containers are connected. Richardson added that over time Weave will become more than just an overlay network technology.