High Performance Software for CG-NAT

Carrier Grade NAT, also known as Large Scale NAT (LSN), helps with IPv4 resource conservation by sharing an outside IP address among multiple inside, local (private) IP addresses. 6WIND provides a high performance software alternative to hardware-based CG-NAT solutions for Enterprises and Network Operators who are looking to increase flexibility and lower costs while accelerating time-to-market.

 

6WIND Turbo CG-NAT: Software Replaces Hardware

Tier 1 OEMS have designed NAT, and now CG-NAT, solutions with 6WINDGate source code for over a decade leveraging 6WIND’s high performance software on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers as an alternative to expensive hardware. Based on 6WINDGate success, 6WIND Turbo CG-NAT is a ready-to-run vRouter software appliance with a complete set of CG-NAT and networking features for fast deployment.

 

Scalable Software Performance

6WIND Turbo CG-NAT software scales linearly with the numbers of cores. If you need more performance, simply add more cores to the configuration.

 

CLI and NETCONF/YANG-based Management Engine

6WIND provides both traditional, CLI-based management and management based on YANG, and NETCONF APIs for integration with higher level orchestrators and management frameworks. We provide packaged images for bare metal, KVM, VMware and AWS and leverage the Linux cloud-init and Ansible features to enable customization of the system. 6WIND supports the traditional SNMP and syslog mechanisms, plus data plane telemetry through sFlow, and graphical analytics with time series data base. Read our blog on 6WIND’s software management here.

 

 

Additional Resources

Blog with Intel: Carrier Grade NAT vRouter for White Box Servers

Turbo CG-NAT vRouter Webinar And Demo

Watch 6WIND’s Turbo CG-NAT Beta Program Webinar