(The Hosting News) – Preparing for a new generation of IP addresses is something that’s been discussed for a while now. The old platform known as IPv4 is expected to soon run its course. Meanwhile, an extension of available digits known as IPv6 is beginning to make its way towards the web’s mainstream.
Just recently, web hosting provider The Bunker focused on IPv6 migration by renewing a partnership with router supplier Brocade. In making the announcement, The Bunker referred to Brocade’s ability to assist with a “seamless migration.”
As a web host, The Bunker specializes in colocation, managed hosting, cloud, and more. The Brocade MLX Series Routers, which The Bunker is using, are dual stack. They also include 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
“The increase in bandwidth requirements caused by live streaming, HD content and mobile working applications shows no sign of slowing down and has led to networks becoming clogged up with data. We have noticed this growing demand with many of our customers and, as such, it became necessary to upgrade our network if we were to maintain the high standards we have set over the last seven years,” Mark Hemsley, the company’s Head of Core Network and Solutions stated in a press release.
He continued, “In addition, there is the issue of IPv6 transition looming large on the horizon. Companies should seriously consider the migration to IPv6. An architecture that allows them to start integrating IPv6 with their existing IPv4 systems is pivotal to their, and our, success. And with the majority of our clients based in the financial sector, the demand for reliability and minimum network downtime during this transition is paramount.”
The Bunker mostly provides for financial services. Other clients of the web host include web developers, SaaS providers, and security firms. Brocade, the company that The Bunker is partnered with provides services including migration, virtualization, data security, and cloud solutions.
In June, various online sites tested the new IP platform in an event that was known as World IPv6 Day. For more information on The Bunker’s announcement, visit: http://www.thebunker.net/2011/09/27/bunker-provides-the-security-brocade-provides-the-path-to-ipv6/