PARIS, May 21, 2012 — 6WIND, the gold standard for software‐defined networks, today announced that 6WIND joins SDNCentral, the independent community for network virtualization and software‐defined networking. As the #1 commercial supplier of high‐performance data plane software for SDN‐based applications, 6WIND provides solutions that perfectly complement the products from other SDNCentral member companies, enabling the development of both physical and virtual networking appliances with industry‐leading cost/performance.
The 6WINDGate Cloud Edition software includes an integrated suite of optimized networking protocols matched to the specific data plane requirements of network appliances. These include protocol termination, QoS, routing, switching, security, tunneling and VPN functions. With existing support for the protocols used by cloud networking orchestrators and upcoming support for cloud management software, developers can quickly integrate 6WINDGate into their SDN solutions with no changes required to their application or control plane software. 6WINDGate also provides full support for industry‐standard hypervisors, maximizing the performance of virtual networking appliances such as Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) and software switches.
“6WIND is delighted to become a member of the SDN Central community,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “SDNCentral’s focus on network virtualization and software‐defined networking is precisely aligned with the applications for which we designed the 6WINDGate Cloud Edition product. We look forward to working with other member companies to deploy our high‐ performance data plane solution along with their hardware, software and system‐level products.”
“We are pleased to welcome 6WIND to the vibrant SDNCentral community,” said Roy Chua, co‐ founder of SDNCentral. “We believe network virtualization and SDN initiatives are critical to enabling business agility and visibility. 6WIND provides a rich platform for building virtualized network solutions and is a great addition to the SDN ecosystem.“
6WIND, the gold standard for software‐defined networks, transforms mobile and cloud infrastructure by providing scalable, high‐performance, low‐latency networking software optimized for cost‐effective hardware based on multicore processors, while enabling Network‐as‐a‐Service capabilities that monetize network services such as bandwidth, QoS and security. The company’s 6WINDGateTM software delivers sustainable competitive advantages to network operators, service providers, system integrators and network equipment providers. 6WIND is a privately owned company based near Paris, France with offices in Mountain View, California, Seoul, South Korea and Beijing, China. For more information, visit http://www.6wind.com.
About SDN Central
SDNCentral is an independent community for network virtualization and software‐defined networking (SDN). With over 7,000 members, SDNCentral is also one of the largest communities in the SDN space. SDNCentral’s mission is to connect people, share information, and provide education and training for everyone interested in next generation networking. SDNCentral does this by offering services that expand the SDN community and accelerate SDN adoption including: events and webinars, live and online training, consulting, news aggregation, jobs exchange and referral services for connecting users and technology providers. SDNCentral is located on the web at https://www.sdxcentral.com and on Twitter at @sdn_news and @sdn_tech. For media inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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