About Skyguide

Skyguide provides air navigation services for Switzerland and adjacent airspace in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria. It has 1,500 employees and safely guides 1.2 million civil and military flights a year through one of Europe's most complex airspaces.

Challenge

Reduce the cost of IT maintenance while improving efficiency as new capabilities are released to support high safety requirements. Skyguide needed a solution to automate deployment and configuration of its air-traffic management system (ATM) in various environments (training/simulation, test, production).

Solution

Using Puppet Enterprise, Skyguide will set up a continuous delivery pipeline through all environments with automated deployment and configuration of its ATM system.

Results

  • Ability to use the same solution between air traffic operation and training systems
  • Reduced risk of failure in the configuration of training scenarios and simulations
  • Lower cost and easier maintenance than using in-house tools
  • Faster and simpler automated configuration management

"We have streamlined our new DevOps toolchain based on Puppet Enterprise, reaching from our test environment to our operations and training teams. Puppet has played an important role in enabling us to meet the quality, repeatability and insurance rules we must follow for all our training"

Raimund Brandt, application deployment automation manager at Skyguide

Top outcomes of using Puppet Enterprise

  • Simplified management of up to 600 hosts
  • Improved system stability, preventing interruptions to ATC training
  • Streamlined deployments between operations and training