Gartner Names 6WIND a Cool Vendor

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Santa Clara, CA, May 27, 2014 – 6WIND, a high-performance software company, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the report, “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2014,” by Gartner, Inc. 6WINDGate™ packet processing software enables the cost effective transition to next generation architectures such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

In the report, Gartner analysts Akshay K. Sharma, Vishal Tripathi, Sylvain Fabre and Frank Marsala wrote about how, “Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) is emerging as one of the fastest-growing areas of the data center market for communications service providers (CSPs).”

Accelerating the Networking and Telecom Industry Transformation
The networking and telecom industries are undergoing a transformation due to modern advances that promise cost savings and flexibility. As a result, networking and telecom equipment is taking the form of Linux with virtualized servers where software can be deployed and customized as needed. However, if the proper software architecture is not deployed on servers with the transition to next generation architecture, competitive advantage and time-to-market is lost.

“6WIND exists to enable the network architecture transformation with our 6WINDGate packet processing software that is designed to bypass network bottlenecks before they occur,” said Eric Carmès, 6WIND CEO and Founder. “By solving critical performance challenges, 6WINDGate enables a cost-effective value proposition to enable the future with flexible and open architectures such as NFV and SDN.”

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About 6WIND
6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in Telco, 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. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WINDGate enables a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit

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