6WIND Targets Clouds

6WIND introduces new software solution for high-performance cloud network appliances

March 26, 2012

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PARIS -- 6WIND, the gold standard for software-defined networks, today announced the availability of 6WINDGate™ Cloud Edition, an extension to its software product line that provides industry-leading cost/performance for data center network appliances. Building on the success of its Mobile Edition software, already deployed in two-thirds of LTE networks worldwide, 6WIND has developed the Cloud Edition version to apply its proven, unique technology to address critical performance and scalability challenges faced by cloud infrastructure providers.

The 6WINDGate Cloud Edition product includes an integrated suite of optimized networking protocols matched to the specific requirements of network appliances. These include protocol termination, QoS, routing, switching, security, tunneling and VPN functions. Cloud-focused services provided within 6WINDGate Cloud Edition include virtualization with support for industry-standard hypervisors.

“Because it addresses critical issues in network bandwidth, scalability and Quality-of-Service, our 6WIND Mobile Edition software has been adopted by multiple tier-1 telecom equipment manufacturers worldwide,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “The new 6WINDGate Cloud Edition product leverages the same technology strengths to accelerate the deployment of high-performance, cost-effective and flexible network appliance solutions. These include Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), firewalls, security gateways and Intrusion Prevention systems.”


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