6WIND: Solving the Critical Performance Challenges for Software Defined Networks
Major market trends such as providing video-based mobile services and deploying Software-as-a-Service place unprecedented stress on mobile and data center infrastructure in terms of performance, scalability and latency.
At the same time, network infrastructure costs continue to increase dramatically as a result of the complex technologies required to deliver advanced services to an ever-growing subscriber base. Current networks are inflexible, limiting operators’ ability to efficiently share resources between subscribers and monetize their infrastructure.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) radically transforms both telecom and networking architectures, as well as the business models in those markets. Whereas traditional network infrastructure relies on dedicated networking hardware, SDN allows entire networks to be programmed like computers and instantly reconfigured to meet dynamically-changing requirements.
System-level benefits of SDN include:
- Increased network flexibility
- Reduced CAPEX and OPEX
- Accelerated introduction of new services
- Improved integration of networking subsystems with computing and storage.
Applying the computing model to networking, SDN transforms the traditional vertically-integrated networking model into a horizontally-disaggregated one. To make this model work on a large scale, however, requires the use of optimized data plane software like 6WINDGate, that provides high performance together with rich network services.
6WINDGate is the only commercial solution that transparently accelerates performance, enhances network services and significantly reduces CAPEX and OPEX for SDN-based architectures.
6WINDGate enables the large scale deployment of high performance infrastructure networks required for fast-growing markets such as 4G/LTE and cloud computing. The 6WINDGate software has already been selected and deployed by companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Hitachi, HP, LG-Ericsson, NEC, and Nokia-Siemens Networks, as a critical element of their solutions for mobile infrastructure and data center networks.
Trusted Global Software Company
A privately held company, 6WIND was created as a spin-out from Thales, a world leader in leading-edge electronics serving the aerospace, defense and security markets.
Since its inception, 6WIND has received strong backing from world class investors, including Sofinnova Partners, Innovation Capital, TechFund Europe and US and ACE Management. It has achieved dynamic growth with a strong track record, working with major telecom and networking equipment providers in Asia, Europe and North America.
6WIND’s global headquarters is in a high-tech suburb of Paris, France, with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.