6WIND’s Software Incorporated in CloudNFV Proof-of-Concept Approved by ETSI

PARIS, December 18, 2013 — 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that its software has been included in the CloudNFV™ Proof-of-Concept, which is the first Network Functions Virtualization PoC to be approved by the ETSI Industry Specification Group. CloudNFV is a group of vendors dedicated to creating a technical framework and demonstration platform for NFV based on cloud computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies in a multi-vendor environment. The value of 6WIND’s solutions is outlined in a recent IDC Private Vendor Watchlist report, discussing the importance of data plane acceleration in applications such as SDN and NFV. The report confirms that 6WIND is well placed as a supplier of solutions for these markets, building on the company’s existing business as the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure and network appliances. More

6WIND Announces Availability of Support for Intel® Xeon® Processor Platform for Large-Scale Communications Infrastructure Systems, formerly called “Highland Forest”

PARIS, December 4, 2013 — 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced the availability of support within the 6WINDGate™ software for the Intel® Xeon® Processor Platform for Large-Scale Communications Infrastructure Systems, formerly called “Highland Forest.” Thanks to its optimized support for the Intel® QuickAssist Technology that provides hardware acceleration for encryption and compression, 6WINDGate delivers best-in-class performance for networking applications such as WAN optimization, VPN appliances, firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems. More

6WIND Receives 2013 Excellence in SDN Award

PARIS, France, October 21, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced it has been named a winner of the 2013 Excellence in SDN Award presented by TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine and SDN Zone. The Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture has already had a profound impact on the IT and Telecom industries and, as this technology continues to grow in popularity, the Excellence in SDN Awards recognize the companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications. More

6WIND Announces Virtual Switch Acceleration Software Solution for Intel® Open Network Platform

PARIS, France, September 9, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced support for Intel® Open Network Platform (Intel® ONP) within its 6WINDGate™ networking software solution that provides up to 10x acceleration for virtual switches. Optimized for use in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments and cloud data centers, this solution addresses critical scalability challenges faced by service providers. A founding member of the recently-announced CloudNFV™ initiative, 6WIND is demonstrating this solution, together with Intel, Ixia and Red Hat, in its booth number 849 at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CA from September 10th through 12th. More

6WIND Announces Membership in CloudNFV Initiative

PARIS, France, August 14, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that it is a founding member of the CloudNFV initiative. CloudNFV is a group of vendors dedicated to creating a technical framework and demonstration platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) based on cloud computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies in a multi-vendor environment. Tom Nolle, CIMI Corporation President, is the architect and facilitator of CloudNFV and, in addition to 6WIND, the other founding members include Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Overture and Qosmos. These six companies each bring unique technologies and expertise to complete the framework needed to demonstrate the multi-vendor CloudNFV vision. More

6WIND Announces OpenFlow Compatibility within Open vSwitch Acceleration Solution

PARIS, France, May 6, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced full OpenFlow protocol compatibility within its 6WINDGate™ networking software. Targeted for use in cloud and telecom data centers, the Open vSwitch acceleration solution based on 6WINDGate delivers a 10x performance improvement for virtual switches, addressing critical scalability challenges faced by service providers. At the recent Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA, conference attendees viewed a demonstration of the 6WINDGate virtual switch acceleration in 6WIND’s booth. More

6WIND and ALTEN Group Announce Partnership to Provide NFV and SDN Solutions

PARIS, France, April 29, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, and ALTEN Group, the European leader in Technology Consulting and Engineering, today announced a partnership to deliver best-in-class Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and telecom operators worldwide. Through this partnership, the ALTEN Group will offer technology consulting and implementation services around the 6WINDGate™ networking software to NEMs and telecom operators working to virtualize network functions as part of an SDN-based architecture. More

6WIND Announces dpdk.org Open-Source Project to Accelerate Development of Intel Architecture-Based Networking Products

PARIS, France, April 9, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced the establishment of an open-source project that provides a comprehensive set of resources to accelerate the development of Intel architecture-based networking products. At dpdk.org, engineers can find libraries, drivers, documentation, development mailing list, git repository and support relevant to high-performance packet processing using the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) software. More

6WIND Announces Virtual Switch Acceleration Software Providing 10x Performance Improvement Over Standard Open vSwitch

PARIS, France, April 2, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced extensions to its 6WINDGate™ networking software that delivers a 10x performance improvement for virtual switches. Targeted for use in cloud and telecom data centers, these new capabilities address critical scalability challenges faced by service providers. 6WIND will demonstrate this solution, in partnership with Big Switch Networks and Ixia, at the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA from April 15th through 17th. More

6WIND and Mellanox Announce 40 Gigabit Ethernet Packet Processing Solution for Telecom Data Centers

BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2013 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software defined networks, today announced a performance-optimized solution featuring the Mellanox ConnectX-3 Network Interface Controller (NIC) together with the 6WINDGate™ networking software. Combined with Mellanox’s SwitchX 40GbE switch, software, and cables, the complete solution enables Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and operators to accelerate the deployment of virtualized and non-virtualized networks and software defined networking (SDN) on standard high-volume servers. More

6WIND Releases High-Performance Networking Solution on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

PARIS, France, February 21, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced the release of the 6WINDGate™ software on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, the world’s leading open source platform for enterprises, providing a high-performance networking software solution for applications such as mobile infrastructure, network appliances and data center networking. The 6WINDGate networking software deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux enables equipment manufacturers to accelerate the development time for networking equipment that delivers critical CAPEX and OPEX improvements for service providers. More

6WIND Joins SPECTRUM Program from HP and Intel

PARIS, France, February 20, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that it has joined the SPECTRUM ecosystem program created by HP and Intel to accelerate the deployment of advanced solutions for mobile networks. As the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure, 6WIND enables the rapid deployment of its solutions by providing packages that have been validated on HP ProLiant servers utilizing Intel® Xeon® processors. More

6WIND Wins Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award for Second Time

PARIS, France, January 14, 2013 – 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that its 6WINDGate™ software product has won the LTE Visionary Award from Mobility Tech Zone. The award recognizes companies who create LTE solutions that have been demonstrated to bring the mobile broadband wireless experience to fruition. 6WIND, a 2010 winner of the same award, is the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure and its solutions also address critical performance challenges in network appliances and data center networking. More

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