6WIND Wins NFV Innovation of the Year Award

6WIND Virtual Accelerator Recognized at Carrier Network Virtualization for Virtual Networking Advancements

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.

There were three award categories evaluated by a panel of judges at Carrier Network Virtualization. The winners are as follows:

  • NFV Innovation of the Year – 6WIND
  • POC of the Year – AT&T
  • Contribution to NFV/SDN Deployment – AT&T

“Network Functions Virtualization is a crucial technology that will dominate and revolutionize the way mobile networks are deployed and operated. Innovations such as demonstrated by the candidates to this award have a compounding effect on operators’ ability to profitably sustain their business. I congratulate all applicants and winners on their contribution to the profitability of the mobile ecosystem,” said Patrick Lopez, founder and CEO of Core Analysis.

During Carrier Network Virtualization, 6WIND unveiled its Speed Certification partner program, which is an ecosystem of software alternatives for high performance virtual networking. The program unites application vendors, Service Providers and Integrators to enable virtual networking and performance for NFV solutions with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator. Examples shown include:

  • F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM®) Virtual Edition delivers 5x performance
  • Ixia IxVM delivers 4x performance

“We are honored to win NFV Innovation of the Year at Carrier Network Virtualization,” said Eric Carmès, CEO and Founder of 6WIND. “This award validates our technology story for 6WIND Virtual Accelerator, which is high performance software designed to enable a cost-effective and flexible migration to NFV.”

To register your software application for an NFV Test Drive with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator visit: http://6wind.testdrive-advantech-nfv.com/

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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