NEW DELHI, INDIA: Spurred by an estimated 22 billion networked devices in use by 2020, government mandates and rapid cloud adoption driving Internet transformation, Brocade and its customers observed World IPv6 Day with Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and others.
Brocade has spent the last decade deriving and sharing best practices by rolling out IPv6-ready cloud-optimized networking solutions to deliver a pragmatic migration path to IPv6. These solutions have been widely adopted by many forward-thinking customers, including Hurricane Electric, Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Brocade’s own publically facing website.
While it is widely known that IPv6 expands the pool of addresses available to satisfy an exponentially growing number of Internet connected devices, IPv6 offers other inherent benefits that enable organizations to simplify network management, increase innovation through enhanced collaboration, improve interoperability and mobility, and strengthen security capabilities. These improvements, along with trillions of new IP addresses now available, will help organizations evolve their network infrastructures to more agile models including cloud computing.
For example, Hurricane Electric, operators of the world's largest IPv6 Internet backbone and provider of dedicated servers, direct Internet connections, and Web hosting services, has been preparing for years with the help of Brocade for the migration to IPv6 and sees the transition as the most critical component in expanding its business.
“IPv6 should be the single most important thing on network operators' minds today. If they are relying on the global Internet, then they need to understand why IPv6 is critical,” said Martin Levy, director of IPv6 strategy, Hurricane Electric. “With an infrastructure of our magnitude, we absolutely require a simple, yet powerful and scalable routing infrastructure to support massive routing table space, IPv6, 10 GbE and a base to support for 100 GbE in the future. We rely on Brocade to provide us the right balance of performance, future IPv6 routing table scalability and total cost of ownership to ensure a solid network investment.”
Brocade has engineered its own website, Brocade.com, to be fully IPv6 enabled, making it one of the first networking vendors to achieve IPv6 web presence with its own proven suite of IPv6 networking solutions. This is a significant milestone and serves as a best practice that is shared with customers. With more than a decade of research and development in IPv6 networking solutions, Brocade has a proven history in delivering non-disruptive solutions through its comprehensive set of Ethernet switches, routers and application delivery controllers (ADC) to completely transition or simultaneously support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.