6WIND vRouter Solutions

6WIND virtual routers, or vRouters, are deployed as software routers on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. They are successful to replace hardware routers from Cisco, Juniper, MikroTik and more with use cases from 1G to over 100G throughput requirements. Customers save 50 – 90% of their costs after replacing hardware routers with 6WIND vRouters.



“6WIND’s vRouters have the best virtual packet processing engine we’ve seen on any virtual routing platform. No other products we’ve looked at perform anywhere close to 6WIND.”  –Rick Jenssen, Senior Director of Consulting Systems Engineering at Arbor Networks.


“6WIND’s vRouters helped us migrate our entire core network to 40G while connecting directly to our Service Providers’ network and increasing scalability for growth. 6WIND meets our performance, reliability and feature requirements with software on commodity servers to support our broader architectural transition to white box networking.”  –Pau Nadeu, System Network Manager for Minorisa de Sistemas Informáticos y de Gestión, S.L.


Software Value Proposition

Read our Blog to Learn The Benefits of Replacing Hardware Routers with vRouters



6WIND routing software is delivered in software packages tailored for Service Providers, Enterprises and OEMs.


Ready-to-Use Software Appliances

IP Routing Secure VPNs For Hypervisors





Source Code


Customer Success 

6WIND routing software includes decades of successful deployments within Service Providers, Enterprises and OEMs of all sizes.

Arbor Replaces Vyatta VyOS vRouters

Minorisa Replaces Cisco and MikroTik Core Routers

EOLO Creates SDN Routers Versus Buying Cisco Routers

OVH Replaces Cisco ASR 9000 Routers with 6WIND vRouters

UVT Internet Replaces Brocade Vyatta with 6WIND vRouter

Telco Systems Offers x86 and Arm-based uCPE Solutions with 6WIND vRouter

India-based ISP Selects 6WIND vRouter Versus MikroTik


Use Cases

6WIND routing software meets requirements for Service Provider and Enterprise use cases.



6WIND’s vRouters provide both traditional, CLI-based management and IT-style management based on automation and integration with high level orchestration tools. 6WIND proposes YANG-based NETCONF APIs and supports standard Linux APIs such as iproute and iptables. Configuration can happen through Linux, the CLI and APIs for integration with third-party management tools and orchestrators. For Monitoring, we support the traditional SNMP and syslog mechanisms, plus telemetry through sFlow and graphical analytics (Grafana) with time series data base, including pre-integration with InfluxDB and Grafana. Our data models leverage YANG and are therefore easily understandable and extensible.



Watch our Webinars to learn how routing software replaces hardware routers.