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Hurricane Electric to Participate at the Digital Government Institute’s IPv6 Conference

September 11, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsFREMONT, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that its Director of IPv6 Strategy, Martin Levy, will be a speaker at the Digital Government Institute’s Next Generation Internet: How IPv6 Enables Agency Operations conference on September 17th in Washington, DC.

Martin Levy will be featured on an afternoon panel entitled “IPv6 Migration Plans, Pilots and Enterprise Implementation.” Martin will join other distinguished IPv6 experts and the mostly government audience to share information on how agencies should plan and implement IPv6 migration.

“I look forward sharing my knowledge of IPv6 rollouts and their effect on government agencies, content providers and enterprises large and small,” said Martin Levy, Hurricane’s Director of IPv6 Strategy. “Complete IPv6 compliance yields a number of advantages, including increased address space, improved network-layer security, and simplified network configuration. This conference is another way for us to educate and bring a sense of urgency to the issue.”

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001, and the company now interconnects over 500 associated IPv6 backbones – nearly twice as many as its nearest rivals. Hurricane is one of the few global Internet backbones that is IPv6 native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 at Hurricane Electric is a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.

In addition to offering enterprises free IPv6 certification, in July Hurricane released an IPv4 depletion Application for the iPhone and Google Android platform and 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 specializing in colocation, dedicated servers, direct Internet connections and web hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s and Gigabit Ethernet. President Mike Leber founded Hurricane Electric in a garage in 1994. Hurricane Electric now operates an international backbone network and owns several datacenters, including a new 200,000 square-foot Fremont 2 colocation facility.

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