Packet processing software provider 6WIND has introduced support within the 6WINDGate networking software solution for the Intel Xeon Processor Platform for Large-Scale Communications Infrastructure Systems. Since 6WINDGate already offers support for Intel’s QuickAssist hardware acceleration technology for encryption and compression, those who pair Intel’s new hardware with 6WIND’s software should achieve best-in-class performance for networking applications such as WAN optimization, VPN appliances and firewalls.
In fact, this past September, 6WIND added support for the Intel Open Network Platform in 6WINDGate as well.
As for the solution’s newly announced support for new “Highland Forest” Intel hardware, users can expect 6WINDGate to take full advantage of the on-chip security features found in Intel Communications Chipset 8925, 8950 and 8955 to maximize ther performance of networking security applications running on Xeon E5-2400 v2 and E5-2600 v2 processors. Meanwhile, optimized protocols within 6WINDGate, such as IPsec and firewall, can leverage Intel QuickAssist to offload advanced security functions to the chipset efficiently for greater overall system-level performance.
The 6WINDGate solution — which recently helped 6WIND win the 2013 Excellence in SDN Award presented by TMC’s Internet Telephony Magazine and SDN Zone — is optimized for use in cloud data center and network functions virtualization deployments.
“Network security OEMs have achieved significant cost-performance improvements through the adoption of 6WINDGate, which solves critical performance challenges for both physical and virtual appliances,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND, in a statement. “6WINDGate is already deployed in tens of commercial LTE networks throughout Asia, Europe and North America, while also being used by multiple tier-1 suppliers of enterprise and cloud networking equipment. Our engineers have worked closely with Intel to ensure that 6WINDGate is optimized to deliver best-in-class packet processing performance on the Intel Xeon Processor Platform for Large-Scale Communications Infrastructure Systems, for both physical and virtual implementations.”