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Vendors start the IPv6 hard sell

Panic equals profits
Mon Feb 07 2011, 10:59

DURING TIMES OF CHANGE, IT vendors are quick on the draw with products and services. The world's move to IPv6 is no exception, with pound signs in the eyes of technology executives everywhere.

One of these companies is Gogo6, which as a company that only offers technology to do with IPv6 must have been waiting for this moment for quite some time. It's now offering the "world's first v6 adapter", a plug-n-play device that is designed to provide IPv6.

The Gogo CPE version 1.0 is designed to work with your home networking equipment rather than replace it. You can run a dual-stack home network, which means that you can deploy IPv6 using IPv4 or IPv4 using IPv6.

Expect a blizzard of publicity concerning the IPv6 move in the future, after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced last week that it had distributed the last batch of the remaining IPv4 addresses.

Even though it is predicted that IPv4 could be operating 10 years from now, firms like Google have already been working for quite some time in preparation. With knowledge that IPv6 is essential for Internet expansion, Google has already made its website IPv6 compatible.

A changeover can be a long and time consuming process, but right now it is not worth panicking about. However, to make the whole job easier in the long term, it might be worth getting started sooner, rather than later. At least, companies like Gogo6 are certainly hoping you'll see it that way. µ


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