6WIND Now #1 Supplier of Networking Software for LTE Infrastructure, Extends Product Line to Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

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6WIND announces 6WINDGate™ Cloud Edition, an extension to its 6WINDGate software product line that addresses the needs of cloud infrastructure providers. The 6WINDGate software, already deployed in two-thirds of LTE networks worldwide through adoption by multiple tier-1 Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, addresses critical issues in network bandwidth, scalability and Quality-of-Service faced by datacenter operators deploying cloud computing infrastructure.

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6WINDGate Cloud Edition will accelerate the deployment of high-performance, cost-effective and flexible cloud infrastructure.

6WIND, the gold standard for software-defined networks, today announced that it has become the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure. The company also announced 6WINDGate™ Cloud Edition, an extension to its 6WINDGate software product line that addresses the needs of cloud infrastructure providers. 6WIND will feature its cloud infrastructure strategies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 27th through March 1st (booth 2B122) and at the RSA Conference in San Francisco from February 27th through March 2nd (booth 242).

The 6WINDGate software earned its leadership position by providing a unique, proven solution that meets critical performance and scalability challenges faced by LTE Service Providers (SPs) and Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs). The adoption of software-defined networks by cloud infrastructure providers presents challenges that parallel those faced by telecom SPs and TEMs.

The new 6WINDGate Cloud Edition software enables datacenter operators to better manage on-going CAPEX pressures by migrating to commodity hardware platforms while continuing to deliver increased performance to end-users. At the same time, 6WINDGate Cloud Edition helps alleviate OPEX constraints through improvements in resource utilization achieved through the efficient management of Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking Appliances.

“Because it addresses critical issues in network bandwidth, scalability and Quality-of-Service, 6WIND’s software has been adopted by multiple tier-1 TEMs and is now deployed in two-thirds of the LTE networks worldwide,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “This widespread adoption has driven strong growth in our core business, demonstrated by 40% year-on-year revenue growth and increased profitability in 2011. 6WINDGate Cloud Edition will accelerate the deployment of high-performance, cost-effective and flexible cloud infrastructure. In addition to our best-in-class technology, clients benefit from the optimized, system-level solutions that result from our strategic partnerships with leading hardware and software vendors.”

“The new generation of datacenters faces many of the same challenges as mobile networks,” said Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large for Heavy Reading. “In both environments, service providers must maximize their network capacity while designing for maximum scalability and optimum network monetization. Given the proven advantages of 6WIND’s software in mobile infrastructure applications, it is ideally suited to delivering the performance, scalability and flexibility required for cloud infrastructure.”

The 6WINDGate Cloud Edition software will be available in Q2 2012. For more information please visit http://www.6wind.com.

About 6WIND

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 6WINDGate™ 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.

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