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Network Processor Power Delivered by 6WIND and Advantech Alliance
By Erin Monda, TMCnet Contributor
This relationship is designed to provide integrated hardware software platforms for manufacturers. These platforms are capable of providing over 80 Gbps systems throughput in multiple form factors (for both standard and customized platforms).
Combining Advantech's Packetarium boards with 6WINDGate packet processing software will result in flexible platform level solutions delivering 10x performance improvement. This will enable fast packet handling and forwarding while freeing up overhead for increased processing at the application layer.
Advantech officials have said that the Packetarium platforms from Advantech running 6WINDGate software provide a competitive advantage for general managers, product line managers and system architects.
The scalability of the 6WINDGate software across multiple processor architectures gives manufacturers a route to differentiated product portfolio and service offerings in terms of performance, feature sets, quality, delivery and support.
"Operators and equipment manufacturers need to provision their systems to handle dramatic increases in network traffic. 6WINDGate on Packetarium allows existing applications to operate with significantly more headroom and provides the upgrade infrastructure to cope with future demand," said Franz Wei, vice president Advantech. "By leveraging 6WIND's networking software expertise and Advantech's design experience, OEMs can focus their efforts on the value added services they need to stay ahead of their competition."
"6WIND and Advantech are key providers of early-access hardware and software, and innovators in multicore packet processing platforms" said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. He added, "The 6WINDGate software has already been deployed by two-thirds of the world's leading telecom equipment suppliers, who achieved an improvement of up to 10x in packet processing performance while significantly accelerating their product development time. We have an excellent track record of working with Advantech on key projects at leading Tier-1 manufacturers and we are delighted to bring the benefits of our joint solution to a wider customer base.”
The alliance should prove fruitful for any IT managers looking to boost their network processing power…
Erin Monda recently graduated from W.C.S.U. with a degree in professional writing. She primarily writes about network technologies, including cloud computing, virtualization and network optimization, however she also has a focus on E911 technologies and legislation.
Edited by Erin Monda