6WIND, Canonical to accelerate Ubuntu cloud networking

6WIND said it will work with Canonical to help customers accelerate cloud networking on Ubuntu.

6WIND Virtual Acceleratorâ„¢ has been validated on Canonical´s Ubuntu platform and both companies are working together to integrate 6WIND Virtual Accelerator with Canonical´s Juju. Juju is a service orchestration tool that enables Ubuntu users to quickly model, configure, deploy and manage entire cloud environments with only a few commands.

Customers can leverage Juju to deploy hundreds of pre-configured services, OpenStack or their own code to any public or private cloud.

6WIND Virtual Accelerator is a software package that deploys transparently within Linux´s KVM hypervisor domain on x86 servers to accelerate virtual infrastructure so that Virtual Machine (VM) based application performance approaches bare metal while remaining hardware independent.

The integration of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator and Juju will allow Canonical´s Ubuntu community to create cloud networks with high application throughput for demanding use cases such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-defined Networking (SDN). With Virtual Accelerator, application throughput increases without any additional hardware or techniques such as SR-IOV, preserving the benefits of virtual networking such as cost savings, portability and flexibility.

6WIND´s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company´s 6WINDGateâ„¢ packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features.