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Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia 

Webmaster ToolboxTokyo, Japan and Fremont, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has significantly expanded its network reach in Asia with connections to the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP) and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX).

Hurricane Electric’s expanded connectivity to Japanese networks provides reduced latency and improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.  The added direct connectivity paths also increase the reach of Hurricane Electric’s next-generation (IPv6) Internet infrastructure and services.   Read more

Verizon to Participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon to Participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Verizon will join the Internet Society and participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8. The event will give Verizon customers and industry leaders an opportunity to test the new Internet addressing system, IPv6, and learn about its future benefits.

For 24 hours, network service providers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks, website owners, hardware and software manufacturers and others will enable IPv6 on their main services and test its readiness. This is the first global-scale production trial of IPv6. Read more

Pix.ie Partners With Blacknight On IPv6 Upgrade

May 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Pix.ie Partners With Blacknight On IPv6 Upgrade 

Webmaster ToolboxCarlow, Ireland – Ireland’s most popular domain name registrar Blacknight have recently partnered with Pix.ie, Ireland’s most popular photo sharing site to complete a major infrastructure upgrade to support the new Internet address space IPv6.

Blacknight, leaders in the migration to IPv6 and members of the Irish IPv6 taskforce have already deployed IPv6 across their internal servers and own network. They are pleased that Pix.ie are among the early business adopters. Michele Neylon of Blacknight says: “We love the fact that pix.ie is a 100% Irish owned company we love what they’re doing and how they’re doing it which is why we partnered with them to host their servers and wanted them to be able to make the most of new technologies such as IPv6” Read more

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 Launches Support for IPv6

May 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 Launches Support for IPv6 

Webmaster ToolboxRenton, WA – Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, today announced that it has launched support for IPv6 addresses and Server Name Indication (SNI). This one-two punch allows service providers to future proof against the imminent shortage of IPv4 addresses.

The announcement is part of the Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 update that provides support of IPv6 on either Linux or Windows servers. Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 can run each new subscription on IPv4, IPv6 or as a dual stack for both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously.  Service providers can also preserve their existing pool of IPv4 addresses by implementing SNI which allows multiple SSL certificates to be pointed to a single IP address for different domain names. Read more

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

May 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Director of IPv6 Strategy to Discuss IPv6 Transition at INTEROP Las Vegas 

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. Read more

Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange 

Webmaster ToolboxParis – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has connected to the Equinix Paris Exchange.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in its next-generation IP access services.  It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone. Read more

OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox 

Webmaster ToolboxSan Francisco, CA — OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced it is offering IPv6 support in production for its 20+ million users, as well as any network administrator tasked with migrating their network to the new protocol. The announcement is significant as OpenDNS is the first major recursive DNS service in the world to offer the service.

IPv6 was developed to satisfy the long-anticipated exhaustion of available IPv4 addresses. Where IPv4 allowed 32 bits in each address, IPv6 allows 128 bits, making available a significant lot of available addresses for the foreseeable future. Because IPv6 addresses are so long and difficult to remember, DNS plays a key role in IPv6 adoption by allowing the familiar Domain Name System (DNS) to ease the transition. Read more

Peak 10 Actively Assisting Companies in Preparation for IPv6

April 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Actively Assisting Companies in Preparation for IPv6 

Webmaster ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today that it is hosting IPv6 Engineering Series events throughout its 10 markets in order to help business and IT leaders prepare for the impending IPv6 adoption. In addition to the IPv6 Engineering Series, Peak 10 has released a white paper on the topic and recently sponsored the South Florida Technology Alliance event in which John Curran, the president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, spoke about the imminent transfer from IPv4 to IPv6.

“We want to ensure that our customers as well as other businesses in our markets are adequately prepared for the addition of IPv6 to their network, and education is our key initiative. It is important to not only educate IT managers, but everyone in the business about IPv6 as it could affect many aspects of a company,” said Ronnie Frames, the director of network services at Peak 10. “There are many misconceptions surrounding IPv6 and we want to provide clarity and guidance on the subject.” Read more

ARIN and Microsoft Recognize Transfer of IP Addresses Per Community Policy

April 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on ARIN and Microsoft Recognize Transfer of IP Addresses Per Community Policy 

Webmaster ToolboxChantilly, VA – The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced that Microsoft and ARIN have reached agreement that certain Internet Protocol (IP) number resources being transferred to Microsoft from the Nortel bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware will be placed under a registration services agreement between ARIN and Microsoft.

ARIN President and CEO John Curran stated he was pleased that Microsoft has followed the Internet community’s adopted policies for such transfers: “Microsoft has demonstrated important leadership in this matter, and ARIN is pleased to be working with them for the good of the Internet community.” Read more

Flexiant Releases IPv6 Ready Cloud Platform

April 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Flexiant Releases IPv6 Ready Cloud Platform 

Hosting ServicesLivingston, UK – Flexiant, an independent cloud platform provider and software and services company, today announced a major upgrade release with the launch of its production ready cloud platform Extility 1.3. Today’s release includes the launch of IPv6 support marking Flexiant as the first cloud software provider in Europe to announce full commercial support for IPv6.

Extility 1.3’s small foot-print install feature means data centre operators can pilot a cloud offering with relatively little investment in time or capital before developing this deployment into a fully-fledged cloud platform for their customers. Read more

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