Number of locations
|China, Japan, South Korea and the United States|
|Products||6WINDGate Software, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator|
6WIND is a French technology company specializing in high performance networking software.
The company is privately held and headquartered in the West Paris area, in Montigny-Le-Bretonneux. 6WIND presence is worldwide with a US subsidiary, sales and support offices in Japan and South Korea, and an R&D center in China.
The company provides packet processing software that delivers 10x the network performance for physical and virtual Linux networks applications. Its offerings historically include source code networking stacks, but most recently Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions.
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. It has been venture-funded in 2014 by Cisco.
The company developed NFV technologies and announced its Speed Series line of packaged software in late 2014.
- Speed Series
- Virtual Accelerator
The first NFV solution launched the same year with the product called 6WIND Virtual Accelerator allowing hypervisor scaling.
- Turbo Appliances
In 2016 Radware announced that its Alteon NG VA line Application Delivery Controllers can reach 20 Gbps throughput with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator in an OpenStack environment. That same year Mirantis announced integration with 6WIND for high performance data centers and NFV infrastructures.