With the central pool of IPv4 addresses officially declared 'exhausted' on 2nd February, 2011, companies have been gearing up to deploy IPv6 across their networks. Infinitie Networks, a premier Web presence provider that has served a wide range of consumers has raced ahead and completed the deployment of IPv6 over its networks.
IPv6 is being routed natively over Infinitie's entire network and to the Internet via Hurricane electric. The past two months have been busy ones for Infinitie's team, who worked hard to enhance the core network and ensure that the company was fully IPv6 ready and capable. It's expected to add Global Crossing (News - Alert) to the IPv6 routing blend shortly.
In addition Infinitie Networks is also offering a Dual Stack address space on all new dedicated server and colocation orders. Such customers will receive a /64 of IP address space to test and implement new software.
As a /64 is roughly 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IP addresses and is the smallest allocation that ARIN (News - Alert) suggests to be allocated to an end user and as 4 billion such /64 allocations belong to Infinitie, the chance that Infinitie Networks could run out of space is remote.
In a press release, Austin Giebel, the Director of Network Operations for Infinitie Networks, said, "We are excited to be pioneers of this technology and to be able to provide it to our customers. This is a truly exciting advancement for the Infinitie Networks Community."
Gradually, the Infinite Website is expected to be upgraded to be fully accessible over both IPv4 and IPv6.Officials at Infinitie Networks are confident of offering 'round the clock' customer support, Network Uptime Assistance and Hardware Availability with a Premium fully multi-homed redundant Cisco (News - Alert) powered network that offers 100 percent Network Uptime.
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Edited by Rich Steeves