EOLO SpA, an Internet Service Provider based in Varese, Italy, selected 6WINDGate™ packet processing software as the networking stack to build its next-generation Software-defined Networking (SDN) routers, including a transition to x86 servers. EOLO will deploy its new SDN routers in thousands of radio towers spread across Italy for ultra-broadband Internet access.
Driven by the lack of incumbent networking hardware that balanced cost versus functionality, EOLO took an innovative approach to create an SDN router solution – a hardware platform called “Blu” – using the Linux operating system, commodity hardware and 6WINDGate networking software as an alternative to deploying Cisco routers. EOLO’s “Blu” platform includes high performance packet processing with over 120 million packets per second, including packet inspection and encryption, within a 19” standard rack installation.
“We took an innovative approach five years ago to create wireless networks by building our own SDN routers versus buying mainstream networking devices from well-known telecom suppliers” said Luca Spada, CEO at EOLO. “Working with 6WIND, we continue to expand our services and coverage while seamlessly migrating to the latest server technology, showing a return on investment in software innovation to provide ever-growing performance to our customers”.