Hurricane Electric Launches IPv6 Division

March 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Launches IPv6 Division 

Hosting ToolboxFremont, CA – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that its IPv6 Evangelist, Owen DeLong, will lead a new professional services division dedicated to assisting enterprises with their transition to IPv6.  The new division will consult with organizations of all sizes, ensuring that their networking infrastructure is ready for the transition.

On February 3rd, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) distributed the last 5 blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).  It is likely that the RIRs will distribute these addresses to ISPs and other organizations by around September of 2011.  After this happens, there will be no IPv4 addresses left – the supply will be exhausted. Read more