IT Networking Leader Promotes IPv6 Adoption as World Faces Dwindling IPv4 Address Availability
While IPv6 adoption and impending IPv4 address space exhaustion has been acknowledged by the American Registry for Internet Numbers for many years, it is only in recent years that IPv4 address space exhaustion has begun occurring. The almost ubiquitous use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, along with the trend toward an Internet of Things (IoT) will only further exacerbate this problem.
With a significant Japanese presence, Allied Telesis has been a long-time proponent of IPv6 in mainstream networking and is continuing to lead the way in easing the transition to IPv6. With a portfolio of switching and security products for enterprise and industrial applications, all carrying the IPv6 Ready “Gold” logo, Allied Telesis makes it simple to deploy and manage a fully IPv6-capable network.
Moreover, the completeness of the Allied Telesis IPv6 feature set, and intelligent technologies such as Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) and OpenFlow® support, means that IPv6 networks can enjoy the same high level of functionality, resilience and flexibility as IPv4 networks.
The latest Allied Telesis products to be approved for the IPv6 Ready Logo include:
- AT-AR3050S and AT-AR4050S Next Generation Firewalls
- SwitchBlade® x8100 Series Stackable Modular Chassis Switch with AT-SBx81CFC960 Controller Card
- x930 Series Advanced L3 Stackable Distribution Switches
- x510 Series Intelligent Stackable Access Switches
- AT-IX5-28GPX High Availability DVS Switch
Seiichiro Sato, Global Product Marketing Director at Allied Telesis, explains, “Now that the global supply of IPv4 addresses is almost completely consumed, new services will be increasingly offered as IPv6-only. Therefore, organisations need to be developing IPv6 transition plans now, so they can adapt to the new IPv6-centric world in a controlled manner, rather than waiting to be forced into making abrupt changes later on. Allied Telesis has more than a decade of experience in implementing IPv6 networks, and knows how to achieve a smooth, painless introduction of IPv6 into an IPv4 network.”
About IPv6 Ready
The IPv6 Forum (http://www.ipv6forum.com) IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and is ready to be used. For more information, visit https://www.ipv6ready.org/.
About Allied Telesis, Inc.
For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organisations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe. In a world moving towards Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations and “things”— both now and into the future. Allied Telesis is recognised for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.