6WIND Rolls Out 6WINDGate Cloud for Infrastructure Providers
The latest generation of data centers faces many of the same challenges as mobile networks. In both environments, service providers need to maximize their network capacity while designing for maximum scalability and optimum network monetization.
Software provider 6WIND has launched its new cloud product aimed at helping address the needs of cloud infrastructure providers with its network-as-a-service product.
This week, the company announced that its 6WINDGate Cloud Edition, an extension to its 6WINDGate software product line, will feature its cloud infrastructure strategies at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, which will be held from Feb. 27 to March 1.
Company officials said that 6WINDGate Cloud Edition software allows data center operators to better manage ongoing capital expense pressures by migrating to commodity hardware platforms while be able to continue to deliver better performance to end-users.
“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,” according to Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND.
In addition, 6WINDGate Cloud Edition helps ease OPEX (News - Alert) constraints through improvements in resource utilization achieved through the efficient management of Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking Appliances, added Carmès.
“This widespread adoption revenue growth and increased profitability in 2011. 6WINDGate Cloud Edition will accelerate the deployment of high-performance, cost-effective and flexible cloud infrastructure,” he said. “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 adoption of software-defined networks by cloud infrastructure providers presents challenges that parallel those faced by telecom service providers and telecom equipment managers.
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