IPv6

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IPv4 addresses are finally exhausted – and ColocationGuard stands ready to assist customers transition to IPv6, the new standard for generations to come. Our world-class support and engineering teams are ready to help you implement your move to IPv6.

We’re already helping our clients resolve some of the toughest questions related to the transition:

  • How do I implement and manage IPv6?
  • What are the best tools for IPv6 address management?
  • How do I resolve DNS and naming issues?
  • How can I troubleshoot IPv6 networking problems?
  • What email-related problems should I be aware of, and what can I do about them?
  • What are the risks of renumbering my network?

Wait, What’s Going On Here?

IPv4, the original addressing scheme for the Internet, was deployed in the 1970s, back when the world wide web was a Defense Department project. The four-part numbering scheme was only capable of supporting up to 4 billion addresses – an unfathomably high number back then, but insufficient today. In the 90s, as more and more devices became Internet-enabled, it was estimated IPv4 addresses would run out sometime between 2010 and 2017.

This summer, that prediction came true. Thankfully, the Internet Engineering Task Force, wary of IPv4 exhaustion, developed IPv6, an eight-part numbering system capable of providing up to 34 undecillion unique addresses. That’s enough to last well into the foreseeable future.

Now, all that’s left is for our clients to make the transition to IPv6 – and we’re happy to assist.

Contact ColocationGuard today to get started with IPv6, or check out our FAQs section for more information.

 

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