Fremont, California - August 18, 2011 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that it is extending its IPv6 Professional Services offerings to include data center deployments, and is recommending a swift transition to avoid unnecessary costs and gain a competitive advantage.
With a successful World IPv6 Day on June 8th and the prediction that the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) will allocate its last IPv4 addresses this before the end of this year, Hurricane Electric is suggesting simple steps for data center managers to ease the transition and reap the benefits inherent in IPv6.
Owen Delong, IPv6 evangelist at Hurricane Electric and director of professional services, recommends transitioning to a dual-stack environment by implementing the following steps:
“From improved network topologies to built in IPSec, IPv6 can bring immediate benefits to the data center. By investing in good staff training, the average data center operator should have few problems deploying IPv6 and avoid costs later on down the road,” said Owen Delong. “For those data center managers looking for some guidance and assistance, Hurricane Electric’s professional services division is available to assist.”
Despite the effort required to transition to IPv6, IPv6 has tremendous long-term benefits. According to a US Commerce Department study, ongoing benefits to the global economy of $10 billion/year will result from IPv6 adoption.
Recently, Owen Delong, conducted the first IPv6 certification course in Mexico and was appointed to the IPv6 Advisory Board for Infoblox, a leading developer of network infrastructure automation and control solutions. In addition, this month Owen taught an IPv6 seminar to secondary and post secondary school communities in Lincoln, Nebraska.
An IPv6 leader for over a decade, Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,200 associated IPv6 backbones.
Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native at each and every customer connection and at each and every location it operates at. First deployed on Hurricane Electric’s Internet backbone in 2001, IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity. In addition to operating the world’s largest IPv6 network, Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,100 associated IPv6 networks.
To educate CIOs, network administrators and data center operators, Hurricane Electric has invested in a number of tools including free IPv6 certification, DNS services and tunnel broker services. In addition, those looking to keep abreast of daily developments can tune into Hurricane Electric’s YouTube channel.
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