Alcatel-Lucent signs agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND to accelerate delivery of virtualized radio access networks

Paris, France, December 15, 2015 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed collaboration agreements with the industry-leading cloud software and hardware companies, Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND, to accelerate the delivery of commercial virtualized radio access network (vRAN) products.

Collaboration with these companies will enhance Alcatel-Lucent’s vRAN technology, working on the CloudBand™ NFV platform, ensuring that it will meet service providers’ large-scale performance and reliability requirements.
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6WIND Wins NFV Innovation of the Year Award

Santa Clara, CA, December 8, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced it won the NFV Innovation of the Year award at the Carrier Network Virtualization event, which took place in Palo Alto, California, December 1-2. The NFV innovation prize went to 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™, which is a software package that increases performance for virtual networking infrastructure while reducing CPU resources necessary for packet processing so that network operators can run more applications and services in existing environments with less resources.
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6WIND Partners with Canonical to Accelerate Ubuntu Cloud Networking

Santa Clara, CA, December 2, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced it will work with Canonical to help customers accelerate cloud networking on Ubuntu. 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ has been validated on Canonical’s Ubuntu platform and both companies are working together to integrate 6WIND Virtual Accelerator with Canonical’s Juju. Juju is a service orchestration tool that enables Ubuntu users to quickly model, configure, deploy and manage entire cloud environments with only a few commands. Customers can leverage Juju to deploy hundreds of pre-configured services, OpenStack or their own code to any public or private cloud.
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6WIND Announces Speed Certification Program to Accelerate Cost-effective and Flexible Migration to NFV

Santa Clara, CA, December 1, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced its 6WIND Speed Certification Program for application vendors, Service Providers and Integrators to enable virtual networking and performance for their Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™. Deployed transparently in the hypervisor domain, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator is a software package that accelerates virtual networking infrastructure while reducing CPU resources necessary for packet processing so that more cores are available for applications.
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SDxCentral Benchmarks 6WIND Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec Performance in Bare Metal and Virtual Machine Environments

Santa Clara, CA, September 30, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced benchmark results by SDxCentral, which investigated the performance of 6WIND’s Speed Series family on x86 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server platforms. The Speed Series products include Turbo Appliances with 6WIND Turbo Router™ and 6WIND Turbo IPsec™, which are software appliances deployed in bare metal environments and as virtual machines (VMs), and 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™, which provides packet processing acceleration for virtual network infrastructures including Open vSwitch (OVS) and Linux bridging.
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6WIND Opens Network Function Virtualization Portal in Advantech Remote Evaluation Lab

Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA, Aug 17, 2015 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) and 6WIND today announced the opening of 6WIND’s remote Network Function Virtualization (NFV) portal, a new service for telecom operators, integrators and Virtual Network Function (VNFs) partners worldwide. The portal aims at simplifying access to a broad range of highly scalable NFV platforms where the performance of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator and Turbo Appliances, plus third-party VNFs, can be rapidly evaluated, and where interoperability between VNFs can be successfully validated.
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Dell Certifies 6WIND for NFV Infrastructure Acceleration and Virtual Network Functions

Santa Clara, CA, July 28, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced that Dell certified 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ as a standard product for its NFV (Network Function Virtualization) Platform starter kit. As part of the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) on Dell servers, storage and networking, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator provides NFVI acceleration to deliver Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) with the required performance and functionality without any modification to existing software infrastructure, ensuring virtualized applications on the Dell platform rival legacy specialized equipment.
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Cisco Investments Invests in 6WIND for High Performance Networking

Paris, July 6, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company announced that Cisco Investments has invested in 6WIND as part of Cisco’s country digitization initiative announced in Paris last February to commit $100M in innovative French businesses. The announcement coincides with the visit between Cisco CEO John Chambers and CEO Designate Chuck Robbins, and French President François Hollande, in France this week.
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6WIND Demonstrates Turbo IPsec for HP Telco Servers and HP OpenNFV Platform at Mobile World Congress

Santa Clara, CA, February 24, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance software company, today announced it will demonstrate its Turbo IPsec and Virtual Accelerator software in HP’s booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5, 2015. 6WIND Turbo IPsec is a high performance software-based security gateway appliance that can be deployed on x86 servers within bare metal and VM environments. 6WIND Virtual Accelerator provides accelerated virtual switching and networking features for virtual infrastructures to enable NFV, allowing 6WIND’s software appliances, such as Turbo IPsec, and third-party VMs to be integrated quickly onto x86-based servers.
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6WIND and EZchip Enable NGI’s Ultra-broadband Internet Services

Santa Clara, CA, February 17, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance software company, today announced its partnership with EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for networking, and NGI SpA, a leading Internet Service Provider based in Italy, to build a high performance routing platform. NGI delivers ultra-broadband wireless Internet access via “EOLO”, its wholly owned wireless network, and was in need of industry-proven innovative technology for its next-generation network architecture. NGI selected 6WINDGate™ packet processing software and EZchip’s TILE-Gx multicore processors (from EZchip’s recent acquisition of Tilera) to build a custom Software-Defined Network (SDN) appliance, which will enable quick delivery of Internet access to its customers.
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6WIND Launches Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec Software Appliances with Record Setting Industry Performance

Santa Clara, CA, January 28, 2015 – 6WIND, a high-performance software company, today announced two new software appliances in its Speed Series family: Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec. Based on 6WINDGate™ packet processing software, which is deployed in Tier 1 networks worldwide, Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec can be installed quickly onto standard x86 servers within bare metal and virtual machine (VM) environments.
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