AT&T's Airship Infrastructure Project Takes Off
AT&T is working with Intel and SK Telecom to launch a new "open infrastructure" project, "Airship," which it says will be the foundation of its 5G Core, and help its Artifical Intelligence (AI) project.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) said that it started the project Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), SK Telecom (Nasdaq: SKM), and "other companies" in 2017. Airship will also be used by Akraino Edge Stack, which is a new Linux Foundation project.
"Airship is going to allow AT&T and other operators to deliver cloud infrastructure predictably that is 100% declarative, where Day Zero is managed the same as future updates via a single unified workflow, and where absolutely everything is a container from the bare metal up," says Ryan van Wyk, assistant vice president of cloud platform development at AT&T Labs .
Declarative is a recent term that means that every aspect of a cloud can be defined, managed, and updated via standardized documents, which AT&T says will "give you extremely flexible… control of your cloud infrastructure." This includes orchestrating changes when the cloud documents are updated.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading
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