Weaveworks GitOps Project Flux Graduates in CNCF
December 01, 2022

Weaveworks announced that Flux, the original GitOps project, has graduated in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF®).

Graduation is the highest level of maturity in the CNCF, which means the project underwent scrutiny and testing for security, longevity, and governance. Weaveworks donated Flux to the CNCF and has built Weave GitOps, their fullstack GitOps platform, on top of Flux. Weave GitOps provides enterprise customers with further benefits including Trusted Delivery, Automated DevSecOps through Policy as Code, Cluster Fleet Management and Progressive Delivery. Companies of all sizes need to deliver more while reducing CapEX and OpEX costs, and GitOps is essential for reducing spend, increasing velocity, and minimizing downtime.

“Weave GitOps with Flux at its core lets us help customers across the spectrum from developers getting started through to large scale enterprises. Our involvement in the CNCF, plus our commitment to empower application and platform teams to securely automate operations, is the driving force for further GitOps innovation," said Alexis Richardson, CEO, Weaveworks.

Open source Flux, and Weave GitOps built on top, provide GitOps to enterprises, providers, financial institutions, federal departments, and SMBs. GitOps is an approach that, with technologies like Flux and Weave GitOps, provides extensive automation to CI/CD, security and audit trails, and reliability through canary deployments and rollback capabilities.

Both Flux and Weave GitOps are at the forefront of movements such as Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Cosign, with which customers can already apply added security and validation to their deployments. Weaveworks is vigilant of the security challenges that have moved into CI/CD, so its products already provide these capabilities today so that customers can minimize business interruptions from security breaches.

Flux was built for other companies and projects to contribute add-on capabilities. Weaveworks built Weave GitOps on Flux as a first-class extension to provide capabilities such as hybrid and multi-cloud management, Progressive Delivery, and Policy as Code with a UI and enterprise support.

In a time when companies need to do more with less, Flux’s extensibility provides popular capabilities such as bringing GitOps to Terraform or doing GitOps management right from Visual Studio Code.

With Weave GitOps, a natural extension to Flux for Application Lifecycle management, developers with little or no experience of Kubernetes can manage:

- Application Operations: manage and automate deployment pipelines
- Platforms: the easy way to have your own custom PaaS on cloud or on premise
- Extensions: coordinate Kubernetes rollouts with eg. VMs, DBs and cloud services

For organizations where scale and flexibility is key, Weave GitOps Enterprise is offered as a set of paid tiers that sit on top of Weave GitOps where fleet management and building automated and secure self-service Kubernetes platforms is required.

Weaveworks would like to congratulate the Flux community on this outstanding achievement as we look forward to the next 5 years of what GitOps brings to the cloud native ecosystem.

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