French networking software company 6WIND and Germany-based IT service provider dacoso GmbH have announced a partnership through which dacoso will deliver Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Cloud solutions across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The partnership combines 6WIND’s Turbo IPsec virtual routers (vRouters) with dacoso’s management, orchestration and integration expertise.
The combination of 6WIND Turbo IPsec vRouter and dacoso systems integration would bring customers a high level of performance when it comes to virtual machine (VM) deployments within VMware ESXi and Linux KVM environments. Initial deployments include secured IoT and edge cloud solutions on COTS-based uCPE devices for carrier customers.
“6WIND’s vRouters give us the virtual networking foundation required to build scalable, automated IoT and Edge Cloud solutions in virtual machines,” said Karsten Geise, Head of Business and Product Management for dacoso GmbH. “We look forward to working with 6WIND to bring the promise of high-performance software networking to our customers.”
6WIND vRouters would deliver the virtual networking foundation for dacoso solutions with the following benefits:
- Scalable IPsec vRouter Performance for VPN Concentration and VMs – 6WIND Turbo IPsec meets dacoso’s software performance requirement to run as a virtual machine (VM) at 10 Gbps and beyond, according to the number of cores deployed in the system. Deployments leverage 6WIND’s vRouter as a VPN Concentrator to provide secure connectivity between Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions and uCPE devices, as well as aggregation for cloud-based services, including video, from hundreds of spokes.
- Feature-rich IPv6 Migration – 6WIND vRouters provide IPv4 over IPv6 tunnels from LAN to WAN per endpoint to assist with IPv6 migration. Multiple IPv4 services can be automatically transported on an IPv6 network within secure VPN tunnels.
- CLI and NETCONF/YANG Management – 6WIND’s CLI and NETCONF/YANG-based management engine offers APIs for integration with dacoso’s MANO solutions and its end customers’ existing management frameworks. Deployments of new spokes and their configuration can be completely automated.
- Monitoring – YANG-based Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be integrated to a Time-Series Database and analytics dashboard such as InfluxDB and Grafana. sFlow can be used to sample data plane traffic and send it to a collector for detailed analysis.
“dacoso is a leading innovator in delivering virtualized networking solutions to its customers,” said Eric Carmès, founder and CEO of 6WIND. “We look forward to integrating 6WIND’s high performance vRouter into dacoso’s IoT and Edge Cloud solutions with continued expansion into new markets together.”