Hurricane Electric backbone now connects 1,000 IPv6 networks

Hurricane Electric may have taken an early bet on deploying IPv6 in its network, but with only five percent of IPv4 addresses now remaining, its work has paid off as the Internet backbone and colocation provider's backbone network connects over 1,000 IPv6 networks.

Having a neutral partner like Hurricane Electric with a wide reach of IPv6 network connectivity will be helpful to both large carriers and even business customers that are trying to make the IPv4 to IPv6 transition. Although Hurricane Electric has been supporting IPv4 since 2001, the carrier continues to offer IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection, at speeds up to 10 Gbps.

Making the IPv4 to IPv6 transition work, however, is not just about technology alone. Educating customers about the transition will also be important to ensuring businesses and carriers.

To educate the industry verticals about IPv6 transition, Hurricane Electric offers a series of IPv6 certification, Tunnel Broker and Free DNS Service.  

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