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Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

November 15, 2010 09:00 ET

6WIND and Metaswitch Partner to Deliver Integrated Software for High-Performance Networks

Combination of Packet Processing, MPLS and IP Routing Software Provides a Complete, Pre-Integrated Control and Data Plane Solution

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - 6WIND and Metaswitch Networks today announced the integration of their best-in-class networking products: 6WIND's 6WINDGate™ packet processing software and Metaswitch's MPLS, GMPLS, MPLS-TP and IP Routing control plane software.

Both solutions are leaders in their respective markets. The integration provides a compelling package for network equipment manufacturers looking for high-performance, high-quality networking protocols, proven compatibility and minimum time to market.

The combined 6WIND and Metaswitch solution is particularly well suited for high-performance networking equipment based on multicore processor platforms, such as those from Cavium, Freescale, Intel and NetLogic. By dedicating several cores to the packet processing functions, with the remaining cores used for the higher level TCP/IP, Layer 2, PWE3, routing and MPLS components, systems can achieve performance normally associated with highly-specialized hardware at a fraction of the cost.

"We are delighted to be integrating our software with Metaswitch," said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. "Our combined technologies provide a path for companies to deliver differentiated products and services faster and with less risk."

"6WIND's multicore capabilities complement and enhance the multicore capabilities of our products," said Clive Partridge, general manager of Metaswitch's Network Technologies Division. "The combined product sets deliver unmatched performance on a wide range of multicore systems and significantly reduce the risk and cost of getting network equipment to market."

About 6WIND

6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by leading suppliers of networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and security products. The company's 6WINDGate solution eliminates up to twelve months from clients' product development cycles, while maximizing the performance of their products. To ensure the availability of a complete system-level ecosystem, 6WIND partners with industry-leading suppliers of board-level products, operating systems and embedded software products worldwide. 6WIND is a privately owned company based near Paris, France with a US subsidiary in California, sales and support offices in Asia, and an R&D center in Beijing, China. For more information, visit

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit  

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