IPv6 Compliance Australia
Somerville's national Managed Services network and ISNet networks are now fully IPv6 compliant and are leading the way in Australia for IPv6 deployment.
What is IPv6?
IPv6 is the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4. IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.
IPv6 allows more users and devices to communicate on the Internet by using bigger numbers to create IP addresses. Under IPv4, every IP address is 32 bits long, which allows 4.3 billion unique addresses. An example of an IPv4 address is: 172.16.254.1
In comparison, IPv6 addresses are 128 bits, which allow for approximately three hundred and forty trillion, trillion unique IP addresses. An example of an IPv6 address is: 2001:db8:ffff:1:201:02ff:fe03:0405
What does IPv6 mean to your business?
For most end-users and small businesses, nothing will change, as their computers will continue to connect to the Internet. However, it is a significant milestone as companies shift their focus to building up their IPv6 infrastructure, and slowly wean off the older IPv4 network.
Somerville have been upgrading their networking infrastructure, testing their deployments, and making sure that all their services remain accessible to end-users, regardless of which networking technology they use. Somerville is one of only a few Australian companies that are fully IPv6 compliant. A recent survey shows Somerville's Netfilter (Private Cloud Services Network) and Independent Schools Network both http://www.mrp.net/ipv6_survey/#isps have successfully become IPv6 compliant.
Why switch to IPv6?
The transition to IPv6 started last year when the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) doled out the last remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses to the individual regional internet registries in February. While it is up to each regional registry on how the remaining addresses are allocated, industry observers have predicted the Asia-Pacific region will run out of addresses first, followed by North America and Europe.
Are you IPv6 ready?
Test your IPv6 connectivity here: Test your IPv6.
Somerville can assist Australian businesses in accessing both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. Call 1300 209 233 or Enquire Online.