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February 16, 2012

6WIND Offers Support for 'Crystal Forest' Solution Based on Platform from Intel


6WIND is now offering support for a software solution based on a platform from Intel (News - Alert), called “Crystal Forest.” By using 6WINDGate, customers benefit from being early to market with products that are economical and provide performance, the company said.


6WIND will demonstrate its support at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona between Feb. 27 and March 1. The company will be located in Booth 2B122. It will also be taking part in the RSA Conference in San Francisco between Feb. 27 and March 2. It will be located in Booth 242.

“OEMs [Original Equipment Manufacturers] have achieved significant OPEX (News - Alert) and CAPEX improvements through adopting 6WINDGate for both mobile and cloud infrastructure applications,” Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND, said in a recent company statement.

“Our engineers have worked closely with Intel to ensure that 6WINDGate is optimized to deliver excellent packet processing performance on their future platform,” Carmès added.

It was also pointed out by the company that a trend toward increases in mobile video traffic mean that software-defined networks are running on standard hardware platforms.

Networks now need to be highly scalable, too. “6WINDGate is fully scalable across processors, across boards and across subsystems, allowing applications to be deployed in line with dynamically-changing network traffic patterns,” the company said.

In addition, 6WINDGate will deliver over 14 million packets per second, per core on the next-generation communications platform from Intel. “We have seen great support from our software ecosystem for our next-generation communications platform,” said Steve Price, marketing director, Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel. “Commercial solutions such as 6WINDGate will enable customers to quickly implement workload consolidation on ‘Crystal Forest,’ enabling not only high performance packet processing but also control plane and application workloads.”

6WINDGate software also provides portable networking protocols which are “optimized for mobile infrastructure and virtual appliances,” the company added.

In a related matter, 6WIND recently announced support within the 6WINDGate software solution for the next-generation OCTEON III processor from Cavium, according to TMCnet. With the improvement, there is better time-to-market for mobile and cloud infrastructure applications.



Ed Silverstein is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell










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