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Industry Software
Founded 2000
Founder Eric Carmès
Headquarters Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
Number of locations
China, Japan, South Korea and the United States
Products 6WINDGate Software, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator
Website www.6wind.com

6WIND is a privately held software company that makes packet processing software that delivers 10x the network performance for physical and virtual Linux networks applications. 6WIND is headquartered in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, a suburb of Paris, France, with a U.S. subsidiary, sales and support offices in Japan and South Korea, and an R&D center in China.


6WIND, founded in 2000, was created as a spin-out from Thales Group (previously Thomson-CSF), a provider of electronics products for the aerospace, defense and security markets.[citation needed] It has been venture-funded.[1]


Partners include Red Hat, VMware and Wind River.[2] Equipment vendors that provide boards and systems utilizing 6WIND software include Emerson Network Power,[3]


In early 2012, 6WIND introduced 6WINDGate Mobile Edition and 6WINDGate Cloud Edition, for the 4G mobile infrastructure and cloud computing markets.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ clubic. "6WIND lève 6.5 millions d’euros", January 22, 2002.
  2. ^ EETimes. " Wind River, 6Wind partner on multicore CPUs", January 14, 2008.
  3. ^ Anne-Francoise Pele. "6Wind joins Emerson's partnership program", November 18, 2008.
  4. ^ TMCnet. " 6WIND Releases Cloud Software for Data Center Operators", March 26, 2012.

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