Our breakup with Weave Net
In 2017, when BitMEX started using Kubernetes, we picked Weave Net as our overlay network for its obvious simplicity (150 lines of YAML, one DaemonSet, no CRD) and transparent encryption via IPSEC ESP. As our clusters grew bigger, with more and more tenants running real-time financial applications in production, the delusion has faded. In fact, we have suffered several Weave Net related network outages. Read more about our story & a no-downtime migration procedure to Calico!