6WINDGate packet processing software for LSI® Axxia® platform allows network OEMs to benefit from performance-optimized software that reduces time-to-market and lowers development costs

MILPITAS, Calif., October 16, 2012 –LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) and 6WIND today announced the availability of the 6WINDGatepacket processing software for the LSI Axxia Communication Processor family. This hardware/software combination provides network OEMs with a pre-integrated solution for accelerating networking functions while reducing product development costs and speeding time-to-market.

The Axxia Communication Processor 3400 family is designed to deliver the deterministic, reliable performance and low power consumption required by data-intensive mobile, cloud and enterprise networks. The 6WINDGate packet processing software provides Axxia customers with a comprehensive range of optimized data plane protocols and a full set of control plane modules. 

The collaboration between LSI and 6WIND benefits network OEMs on several fronts:

  • Pre-integrated solution enables OEMs to more efficiently and rapidly customize their own hardware platforms
  • Easy migration to the Axxia platform for OEMs that already use the industry-leading 6WINDGate software
  • Simplified system creation and deployment for OEMs by combining the switching, control and transport functions of the Axxia platform with 6WINDGate software 

“The combination of 6WINDGate software together with LSI’s Axxia Communication Processor exemplifies the benefits of combining multicore processor technology with efficient packet processing software,” said Joseph Byrne, senior analyst, The Linley Group. “This solution will benefit OEMs by maximizing system performance, accelerating their time-to-market and enabling them to focus their internal teams on proprietary, value-added features.”

To help OEMs meet accelerated time-to-market goals, 6WINDGate supports LSI Axxia reference designs, allowing OEMs to rapidly develop and prototype systems. It includes a comprehensive suite of optimized, high-performance Layer 2 through 4 protocols that represent a complete data plane solution for networking equipment, eliminating the need to integrate protocols from multiple suppliers.

“We are delighted to announce the addition of Axxia platform support to the 6WINDGate packet processing software,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “Because it addresses critical issues in network bandwidth, scalability and Quality of Service, 6WINDGate has been adopted by multiple leading telecom equipment manufacturers and is now deployed in a large number of commercial LTE networks worldwide. The 6WINDGate Cloud Edition solution extends these benefits to datacenter networking applications. Thanks to our close engineering cooperation with LSI, OEMs can now deploy high-performance networking solutions using 6WINDGate software on the Axxia product family.”

“Collaborating with 6WIND provides equipment manufacturers with significant price and performance advantages when combined with the LSI solutions,” said Noy Kucuk, vice president of marketing, Networking Solutions Group, LSI. “By combining the technology advancements in the Axxia family of communication processors with 6WIND’s advanced packet processing, our joint customers will be well positioned to deliver strategic solutions to mobile, cloud and enterprise infrastructure.”

About 6WIND

6WIND provides the only commercial software solution that solves network performance challenges for OEMs delivering advanced networking functions in mobile and cloud infrastructure equipment. The company’s 6WINDGate™ networking software is optimized for cost‐effective hardware based on industry‐standard multicore processors, enabling rich Software Defined Networking (SDN) services and Network‐as‐a‐Service capabilities that monetize services such as bandwidth, QoS and security. 6WIND delivers sustainable competitive advantages to both service providers and network equipment manufacturers. A privately owned company, 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.6wind.com.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at www.lsi.com. Connect with LSI via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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