6WIND Adds OpenFlow Support

6WIND announces OpenFlow compatibility within Open vSwitch acceleration solution

May 6, 2013

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PARIS, May 6, 2013 — 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced full OpenFlow protocol compatibility within its 6WINDGate™ networking software. Targeted for use in cloud and telecom data centers, the Open vSwitch acceleration solution based on 6WINDGate delivers a 10x performance improvement for virtual switches, addressing critical scalability challenges faced by service providers. At the recent Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA, conference attendees viewed a demonstration of the 6WINDGate virtual switch acceleration in 6WIND’s booth.The OpenFlow protocol is gaining traction in Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures as well as the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiatives. Through SDN and NFV, both data center operators and telecom carriers benefit from reduced CAPEX, lower OPEX and the ability to accelerate the introduction of new, value-added services. OpenFlow contributes to those benefits by providing a standardized protocol for the centralized control and management of distributed network elements.6WIND

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