The new 6WINDGate Cloud Edition from 6WIND is targeted at suppliers of both physical and virtual network appliances for data centers. These suppliers, says 6WIND, are under intense pressure not only to deliver new cloud-optimized solutions with the best possible cost/performance but also to accelerate their development schedules and be early to market in new product categories. Building on the success of its Mobile Edition software, which already is deployed in two-thirds of LTE networks worldwide, 6WIND has developed the Cloud Edition to apply its unique technology to address critical performance and scalability challenges faced by cloud infrastructure providers. The 6WINDGate Cloud Edition product includes an integrated suite of optimized networking protocols matched to the specific requirements of network appliances. These include protocol termination, QoS, routing, switching, security, tunneling and VPN functions. Support for industry-standard hypervisors also is included.