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Hurricane Electric Continues IPv6 Network Growth

Submitted by on 3 October, 2021 – 4:32 pm

Fremont, CA – Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6 Internet backbone provider native and placement, announced today that it is the first network in the world to connect to IPv6 networks more than 1,000, nearly double its size IPv6 network for two consecutive years.

With the recent White House directive requiring all federal agencies to be IPv6 compatible with the announcement last week of the Organization Resource Numbers (NRO) that less than five percent of IPv4 addresses, more and more companies are realizing the urgency of the transition to IPv6 as well as the additional benefits of IPv6.

Most Internet traffic today consists of IPv4 transmissions, but the direction of 32-bit IPv4 will soon be overwhelmed by the growing number of devices connected to the Internet.

To avoid depletion of address space planned for the year 2011, systems must be IPv4 transition to the new IPv6 protocol, which has an address space much larger. Besides providing different directions, globally routable for all Internet-connected devices, IPv6 also mandates the level of network security and simplifies some network configuration tasks.

“The growth of Hurricane Electric IPv6 continues to position us as the network better able to provide businesses worldwide with the best native IPv6 connectivity,” said Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 strategy. “Since announcing the doubling of our IPv6 network almost a year ago, Hurricane Electric has continued to strategically position its presence throughout the world.”

In addition to operating the largest network of IPv6, Hurricane Electric has been at the forefront of education for network operators, CIOs and senior executives on the benefits of IPv6 and how to implement Internet Protocol Next Generation . More recently, Hurricane Electric launched a YouTube channel that IPv6 provides weekly updates on the status of IPv6 and tools that network administrators can use for a smooth transition.

In addition to channels IPv6 YouTube, the popular certification is free Hurricane Electric IPv6 Tunnel Broker and free DNS service allows network engineers, system administrators and software developers to gain experience in IPv6. Last month, Hurricane Electric announced that its suite of free tools with more than 113,000 users in 171 countries combined. In addition, Hurricane Electric has certified more than 1,500 Sages IPv6, the highest level of certification.

For those looking not to lose sight of the exhaustion of IPv4 in real time, Hurricane Electric offers a depletion of IPv4 application for the iPhone.

Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 in its backbone network worldwide in 2001. Hurricane Electric provides IPv4 and IPv6 traffic solutions on the same connection at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Within its own global network, the company has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,500 different networks. The use of flexible fiberoptic topology, Hurricane Electric has at least four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. IPv6 at Hurricane Electric is a basic service that every customer is provided connectivity IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity factor.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric Internet backbone is a leading provider of placement. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns multiple data centers in Fremont, California, running multiple n-by-10 Gbps links across North America, Europe and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest Internet backbone IPv6 network in the world, measured by the number of connected networks.

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