Cisco Investments Invests in 6WIND for High Performance Networking

Investment Accelerates Networking and Telecom Architecture Transformation to NFV and SDN

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 to 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.

The networking and telecom industries are undergoing a significant transformation due to huge volumes of data that necessitate advances with virtualization on standard servers through NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and SDN (Software-Defined Networking). As a result, the networking and telecom industries can realize similar benefits delivered from the Internet with Cloud Computing and Data Center Virtualization to stay competitive through cost savings, scalability and flexibility. With the transition to new generation architecture, it is critical to deploy the proper software on servers to ensure performance and functionality rivals legacy specialized equipment.

6WIND’s Unique Software:

  • Enables the network architecture transition by delivering the performance, features and network hardware independence required for virtual networking on standard servers, without changing the existing software infrastructure.
  • Addresses broad market convergence across Service Providers, Data Centers and Enterprises.
  • Is already deployed in critical applications for Blue Chip companies and achieves fast revenue growth with teams in the Americas, EMEA, APAC and China.

“We are proud to have Cisco, the largest networking company in the world, as an investor, which is a testament to the critical technology 6WIND provides to enable the transition to NFV and SDN,” said Eric Carmès, CEO and Founder of 6WIND. “With this investment, we look forward to further advancing our technology innovation and world-wide growth to accelerate the networking and telecom industry transformation.”

“6WIND’s networking software enables a new paradigm of NFV and SDN use cases. 6WIND’s fast growing number of design wins with key market players, including Cisco, exemplifies its strong added value for the telecom and networking industry,” added Frédéric Rombaut, Head of Cisco M&A and Investments International.

About 6WIND

6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company’s 6WINDGate™ packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. Based on 6WINDGate, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator® provides accelerated virtual networking infrastructure and 6WIND Turbo Router® and 6WIND Turbo IPsec® are software appliances for bare metal or virtual machine environments. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WIND delivers a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://6wind.com.

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