Hurricane Electric to Teach IPv6 Certification in Hong Kong
Two-day training course will give attendees the tools necessary to properly deploy IPv6

Hong Kong - December 16, 2011 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that Owen DeLong will be collaborating with Internet Society Hong Kong’s (ISOC) Sang Young to teach Hong Kong’s first IPv6 certification and training program. The program, which will be conducted in both English and Cantonese, will be held on December 20 and 21 in Cyberport Training Rooms 1-3 at 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.

Attendees who complete the IPv6 program will be certified to plan, test and roll out IPv6 support across a variety of network devices and topologies and will be able to meet international compliance standards for IPv6 deployment. The course is ideal for system administrators, IT operation managers, and network and system engineers.

During the two-day certification program, attendees will receive comprehensive IPv6 training in a number of specific areas, including:

  • Basic IPv6 Concepts
  • IPv6 Address Structure
  • IPv6 Nomenclature
  • IPv6 Address Planning Techniques
  • Basic IPv6 Interface Configuration
  • Building IPv6 Tunnels
  • Initial Static Routing
  • Deploying IPv6 DNS
  • Deploying IPv6 Web Servers
  • Deploying IPv6 Email Services (SMTP/Sendmail, IMAP/Dovecot)
  • Preparation for Hurricane Electric’s Worldwide Online IPv6 Certification Program

“Hurricane Electric is excited to collaborate with ISOC on this two-day course, which will allow attendees to deploy and operate IPv6 on their networks,” said Owen Delong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric. “This course will also support the effort of the Hong Kong government to ensure IPv6 readiness.”

The IPv6 protocol is designed to replace IPv4, the Internet protocol used since the late 1970s and whose 32-bit address space is insufficient to support anticipated growth in the number of devices connected to the Internet. This course is timely because in April of 2011 the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) allocated its last blocks of IPv4 addresses – hastening the importance of migrating to IPv6.

Additional information and registration can be found at

About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,800 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California - including Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.

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.

Additional information can be found at