Hurricane Electric’s Owen DeLong to Discuss IPv6 at HostingCon 2010
Presentation will focus on a seamless transition from IPv4 to IPv6

Fremont, California - July 14, 2010 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that its IPv6 Evangelist, Owen DeLong, will discuss IPv6 transition at HostingCon 2010, the premier conference and trade show for the hosted services industry. The show will take place July 19-21 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

On Wednesday, July 21st, Owen DeLong will participate in a presentation entitled “Preparing for IPv6 Deployment.” Owen will join John Curran, President and CEO, American Registry of Internet Numbers, to discuss how network operators should strategically plan and implement IPv6 migration. The discussion will include guidance on how corporate IT departments can migrate to a dual v4/v6 stack, with information on configuring DNS, web and e-mail servers, and DHCP/SLAAC.

“I plan to tell attendees how to gain an advantage over their competitors by beginning their IPv6 transition now,” said Owen DeLong, Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 Evangelist. “If done properly, IPv6 transition can be a relatively painless process and yield a number of advantages, such as simplified network configuration and IT service extensibility.”

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. This backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. Last November, Hurricane Electric announced that its IPv6 network had doubled in less than a year to more than 600 associated IPv6 backbones. As of today, Hurricane Electric has further increased its count of associated IPv6 backbones to more than 830. In addition to offering enterprises free IPv6 certification, last year Hurricane Electric released an IPv4 depletion Application for the iPhone and Google Android platform plus additional tools to educate CIOs and network administrators about the urgency of this transition.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns several data centers in Fremont, California, running multiple N-by-10 Gbps links throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest IPv6 Internet Backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.

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