One key use case for Airship is enabling telcos to take advantage of on-premises Kubernetes infrastructure to support their SDN infrastructure builds.
Mirantis will collaborate with AT&T and other core contributors to develop critical features in support of the Airship community roadmap. This work will be rapidly deployed in production at scale via AT&T’s Airship, Kubernetes and OpenStack based Network Cloud infrastructure.
Mirantis will primarily focus on:
- Integration between Drydock and Ironic to provision bare metal Kubernetes clusters.
- Streamlining initial configuration experience of deploying Kubernetes-native services on premise, making it simpler for telcos to adopt.
- Support for multiple operating systems, to broaden the choice of VNFs and minimize lock-in.
Airship takes advantage of Kubernetes to define a unified, declarative and cloud-native way for operators to manage containerized software delivery of cloud infrastructure services. At the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, AT&T shared its plans to roll Kubernetes on-premise based on Airship to underpin its 5G Network infrastructure.