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Ixia Empowers 6WIND to Deliver High Performance Packet Processing for Software-Defined Networks

  Ixia Empowers 6WIND to Deliver High Performance Packet Processing for
  Software-Defined Networks

 6WIND verifies solutions for telecom infrastructure, network appliances and
               virtual switching using Ixia traffic generation

SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2013

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- October 14, 2013

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) today announced that 6WIND is using Ixia solutions to
ensure it delivers the highest performance networking data plane software to
its customers. Using Ixia’s Layer 4 through 7 traffic generation, 6WIND
confidently brings to market solutions that enhance telecom, enterprise and
cloud networks while optimizing network services and addressing critical
scalability challenges.

Requirements for processing TCP/IP or IPsec traffic are continuously changing
with new developments in cloud applications, innovation in SDN and NFV and
increasing demand for enterprise-class mobility. 6WIND’s software, tested
using Ixia solutions, solves Linux networking performance bottlenecks while
delivering industry-leading performance for advanced networking functions in
SDN-based applications.

News highlights

As network throughput requirements increase with data center convergence,
enterprise expansion and new service deployments, network professionals are
required to deliver high performance in both physical and virtual
environments.

  *Internet traffic continues to grow exponentially with the swift rise in
    mixed-media downloads, video streaming, peer-to-peer sharing, wireless
    usage and traffic aggregation.
  *Ixia enables 6WIND to fully test against various traffic mixes relevant to
    the gamut of network environments, including the type of traffic unique to
    SDN and NFV applications, which are increasingly important to 6WIND as it
    serves customers in these growing markets.
  *Through Ixia’s solutions, 6WIND is able to fully stress its fast path
    software architecture that includes functions such as IPsec, TCP, PPPoE,
    NAT and OVS acceleration. 6WIND verifies performance levels that reach
    hundreds of Gbps, millions of TCP connections and low latency.
  *Using Ixia’s IxNetwork and IxLoad, 6WIND  is able to emulate the highest
    rate of network traffic over platforms in order to fully stress and
    validate underlying software.

       *IxNetwork enables 6WIND to conduct large-scale network
         infrastructure, capacity, scalability and convergence testing while
         also providing rapid isolation of any network issues.
       *IxLoad provides the next level of testing by emulating data, voice
         and video to comprehensively test application delivery platforms.

This week, 6WIND will be demonstrating its Open vSwitch acceleration solution,
driven by an Ixia traffic generator, at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress,
Frankfurt, Germany, at Stand 16.

Commentary

“We’re providing our customers with the highest performance networking
solutions that accelerate Linux packet processing on multicore platforms. To
do that, we require the highest performing traffic generators to develop, test
and demonstrate our products,” said Vincent Jardin, CTO, 6WIND. “In order to
benchmark the latest releases of our software, we need best-in-class Layer 4
through 7 test equipment and Ixia is our vendor of choice.”

“Today’s high performance networks carry a wide range of traffic types at high
capacity and require an increasingly robust infrastructure,” said Michael
Haugh, Product Marketing Manager, Ixia. “6WIND is a market leader in data
plane processing, so we’re delighted that it has selected our traffic
generation technology to enable the delivery of gold standard software to
service providers and equipment manufacturers needing to scale complex
networks.”

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia
helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure
delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through actionable
insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia’s
customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application
performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more at
http://www.ixiacom.com.

About 6WIND

6WIND provides the only commercial software solution that solves network
performance challenges for OEMs delivering advanced networking functions in
mobile infrastructure equipment, networking appliances and data center
networking. 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.

Contact:

Ixia
Leslie Denson, 512-821-6035
ldenson@ixiacom.com