Thursday, October 1, 2015

6WIND Announces Benchmark Results

6WIND announced benchmark results by SDxCentral, which investigated the performance of 6WIND’s Speed Series family on x86 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server platforms.

The Speed Series products include Turbo Appliances with 6WIND Turbo Router and 6WIND Turbo IPsec, which are software appliances deployed in bare metal environments and as virtual machines (VMs), and 6WIND Virtual Accelerator, which provides packet processing acceleration for virtual network infrastructures including Open vSwitch (OVS) and Linux bridging.

Highlights of the benchmarks include:

6WIND Turbo Router

Bare Metal:

  • 12×10 Gbps wire speed L3 forwarding performance is achieved in both packets per second with small packet sizes and gigabits 
  • More than 50 times Linux performance in the same conditions 

Virtual Machine:

  • More than 80 Gbps IMIX performance Linux remains below 10 Gbps

6WIND Turbo IPsec

Bare Metal:

  • 70 Gbps of IPsec data plane processing, which is the maximum capacity of the traffic generator and more than 5x Linux
  • 240,000 concurrent tunnels, which is 8x Linux
  • Tunnel setup rate of 12,000 tunnels/second, which is 48x Linux

Virtual Machine:

  • More than 50 Gbps IMIX performance
  • Linux is barely above 1 Gbps

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