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What is IPv6?
IPv6 or IP version 6 is the next generation Internet protocol which will eventually replace the current protocol IPv4. IPv6 has a number of improvements and simplifications when compared to IPv4. The primary difference is that IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses as compared to the 32-bit addresses used with IPv4. Among other things, this improvement is expected to make assigning address to wireless devices easier and accommodate the myriad smart network enabled devices that will surround us in the future.
IPv6 and IPv4 will coexist on the Internet for quite a while. Currently some of the IPv6 Internet exists as tunnels over the existing IPv4 Internet.
There are a variety of migration strategies which Hurricane Electric can help you select and implement.
Hurricane Electric's support for IPv6
Hurricane Electric is currently running a production IPv6 network and offering business class commercial IPv6 services. Native IPv6 connectivity is available for both direct connection customers and colocation customers. Hurricane Electric also provides a free tunnel broker which allows users to experiment with IPv6 by tunneling over the existing IPv4 Internet. Hurricane Electric's tunnel broker is available for use by anybody.
The Hurricane Electric IPv6 network was migrated in our core, and Hurricane Electric now offers IPv4 and IPv6 at all locations, over our international backbone consisting of multiple 10 gigabit circuits.
Hurricane Electric is aggressively pursuing peering with all existing IPv6 networks. Our routing table has more prefixes (routes) and more paths to each prefix (ways to get to a destination address block) than most other IPv6 providers.
IPv6 Commercial Service from Hurricane Electric
Business class commercial native IPv6 service is available today from Hurricane Electric. BGP is available for any connection
We offer colocation with immediate availability. We can have you setup in one of our facilities the same day you order service. We offer plans that range from space for a single 1U server to the ability to get gigabit (1000 megabits/second) ethernet connectivity and enough cabinet space to house several thousand servers. Whatever your colocation needs are, Hurricane Electric can help you. For a preview check out our facility list. Within our facilities, we can provide you connections to the Internet such as 10/100/1000 base T over copper or 10 gigabit ethernet (10GE) over fiber.
Wholesale IPv6 Transit
Hurricane Electric offers wholesale IPv6 transit in any of our core router locations in the US and Europe. A partial list of facilities includes: Hurricane Fremont, Hurricane San Jose, Equinix San Jose, Equinix Los Angeles, Equinix Dallas, Equinix Chicago, Equinix Ashburn, Switch and Data Seattle, PAIX Palo Alto, PAIX New York, Telehouse New York, Telehouse London, NIKHEF Amsterdam, Interxion Frankfurt, Interxion Paris.
Contact Hurricane Electric Sales at 510.580.4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.