Airship 2.0 delivers an improved upgrade process using cloud-native tools and the ability for operators to use the same workflow to manage their workloads on both bare-metal and public clouds. These enhancements enable faster deployments, a smaller control plane, the ability for Airship to deploy native Kubernetes resources, and better security.
Airship 2.0 integrates open source projects into a platform that transforms declarative YAMLs into ready-to-go open infrastructure, taking care of things like bare metal provisioning, security and network policy, and day 2 lifecycle management.
All-new control plane in Airship 2.0 is built on Kubernetes, with cluster API multi-cloud provisioning and other cloud-native tools; Helm 3 and the Flux Helm Controller are integrated, offering better security posture.
Airship 2.0’s declarative model ensures predictability, repeatability and resiliency across sites and across upgrades, which is why AT&T is running Airship in production at scale.
AT&T’s 5G network runs on its 100% containerized, private network OpenStack cloud, deployed and managed by Airship. Using Airship, AT&T has been able to replicate its 5G infrastructure rapidly across dozens of regions. Furthermore, this architecture supports AT&T’s “evolved packet core” network and VNF teaming, enabling resilient mobile sessions.
Other companies with production use cases of Airship include Ericsson and SK Telecom.