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Hurricane Electric Director of IPv6 Strategy to Discuss IPv6 Transition at INTEROP Las Vegas

May 10, 2011 by  

Webmaster ToolboxFREMONT, 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 featured panelist at INTEROP 2011 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Wednesday May 11th at 11:30 a.m., Martin Levy will be featured on a panel titled “How do We Finally Get to IPv6?” Martin will join other distinguished IPv6 experts, including Dimitri Desmidt from A10 Networks and John Sweeting, Chair of the Advisory Council at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). The panel will be moderated by John Curran, President and CEO of ARIN. During the panel, attendees will learn how to prepare enterprises, ISPs and network vendors for IPv6 while minimizing business disruption and expense. In addition, the panelists will report the progress of major telecom equipment and service providers’ transition to IPv6.


“With the recent news that the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) ran out of conventionally allocated IPv4 addresses a couple of weeks ago and the likelihood that ARIN will run out in October, it’s critical for IPv6 support to be a top priority of enterprises around the world,” said Martin Levy. “I look forward to discussing transition strategies and the inherent benefits of IPv6 adoption, including increased address space, improved network-layer security and simplified network configuration.”

An IPv6 leader for over a decade, Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification, DNS services and tunnel broker service as way to keep the IT and networking community abreast of new IPv6 developments, and recently formed a Professional Services Division to help enterprises prepare and cost-effectively transition to IPv6.

About Hurricane Electric
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. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds up to 10 Gbps and greater. Within its global network, the company has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,700 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.

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