By Steve Konish, Director, Product Management, Wind River
In just three short months, the engineering team at Wind River has added new, amazing capabilities to the Wind River Intelligent Network Platform. These enhancements to the platform allow applications to go even deeper and faster than ever before.
When we first launched the platform, it included two data plane engines for packet acceleration and pattern matching. The two engines together created an incredible software-enabled solution to provide high-performance deep packet inspection (DPI) for network applications. We’ve now added a third data plane engine, the Flow Analysis Engine (FAE), which allows applications to incorporate even greater network intelligence. The Flow Analysis Engine offers complete visibility into network traffic in real time, including flow classification, protocol and application identification, and metadata extraction.
With the addition of the Flow Analysis Engine, Wind River Intelligent Network Platform delivers the most comprehensive and integrated DPI solution on the market today. Imagine being able to use one platform to consolidate management and data plane applications and also have the ability to accelerate, analyze, and secure network applications that help you deliver even greater value to your customers.
But wait…it gets better. We’ve added some very cool innovations to the platform that allows for the transparent acceleration of Linux-based applications. This means any existing application can leverage the fast path within the Application Acceleration Engine without having to modify a single line of code. That’s right, unmodified applications can be accelerated up to 300% faster. This capability is so extraordinary we had to patent it. Or, if you make the extra effort to also port and optimize your application for the platform, you can achieve even greater performance…up to 500% faster.
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