PEER 1 Hosting, a global online IT hosting provider, has launched IPv6 enabled 10GB backbone network, which will bring future-ready network to customers ahead of the imminent IPv4 address exhaustion.
The hosting’s network supports both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic, ensuring that customers’ websites remain visible to all users around the world, irrespective of the networks or hardware they are using, said the company.
The IPv6 upgrade has a beta phase, which allows co-location and transit customers to test the backbone through PEER 1’s network of data centres.
In addition, by offering both IPv4 and IPv6 network capabilities, will allow PEER 1’s hosting and co-location customers to adopt the new protocol at their own pace, by providing a bridge to both worlds as networks transition the evolution towards IPv6 as standard protocol.
PEER 1 Hosting EMEA managing director Dominic Monkhouse said it is only a matter of time before the Internet runs out of address space.
"Customers won’t suddenly drop off the edge of the world wide web overnight once IPv4 reaches capacity, but offering IPv6 through our network now ensures they don’t have to worry about business continuity or losing reach and traffic as the world slowly makes the switch," Monkhouse said.