6WIND, a networking software company, announced a replacement program for customers seeking an alternative to Brocade’s vRouter.
This follows Brocade’s decision against supporting vRouter brand. 6WIND is offering Turbo Router software to support Brocade vRouter customers.
IT users can deploy 6WIND Turbo Router software network appliance in bare metal environments or as a virtual machine running on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. It includes routing and firewall features with an additional 6WIND Turbo IPsec option to create IPsec VPNs.
Based on DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) for performance, 6WIND Turbo Router separates its full featured data plane and control plane for customer use case flexibility. Management options include CLI, XML or Linux-based tools.
6WIND Turbo Router replacement program:
The company is promising performance of 12 Mpps per core, standard 1/10/40/100GE NIC support and scaling up to 1 million routes. All Layer 2, IP forwarding, virtual routing, Layer 3 and security processing features run in a fast path architecture outside of the Linux kernel to avoid bottlenecks.
There will be significant incentives for direct Brocade replacements, including options for subscription and perpetual licenses. Licenses are priced per performance from 2G to 100G.
Eric Carmes, CEO and founder of 6WIND, said: “Our Turbo Router software appliances have always delivered a price/performance advantage and our exclusive vRouter replacement program gives an added bonus of extended support to help customers with their transition.”