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6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company’s 6WINDGate™ packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. Based on 6WINDGate, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ provides accelerated virtual networking infrastructure and 6WIND Turbo Router™ and 6WIND Turbo IPsec™ are software appliances for bare metal or virtual machine environments. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WIND delivers a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Since the first shipment of its 6WINDGate software in 2007, 6WIND has been selected by Blue Chip companies to unlock hidden infrastructure performance. 6WINDGate is used by developers creating embedded network applications on Linux, such as L2 - L4 acceleration, IPsec VPN gateways, TCP termination, virtual switching, DPDK and other advanced network functions. 6WIND is a founding member of dpdk.org, which is a major open source community that enables high performance network applications such as NFV. 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.6wind.com.


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6WindGate 6WIND solves performance challenges for network application developers, enabling them to outpace the competition with a fast path architecture. 6WINDGate packet processing software is optimized for generic hardware with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features on top of standard Linux. 6WINDGate offers a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with virtualized architectures such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

To provide maximum data plane performance, 6WINDGate implements a packet processing engine running on dedicated cores, isolated from the Linux operating system, called the fast path. On Intel platforms, it leverages the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). The fast path architecture is transparent to Linux, so that existing applications do not need to be modified. The fast path supports major networking protocols (VLAN, IPsec, NAT, TCP/UDP Termination and more), as well as Open vSwitch acceleration and Fast vNIC drivers. For more information, download our 6WINDGate Product Brief.