IPv6 was developed to meet the demands of the Internet’s rapid expansion, with its predecessor being IPv4. The most notable change between IPv4 and IPv6 is the actual address. An IPv4 address was composed of 32 bits [4 bytes], which was portioned between network and host. The new IPv6 address is now 128 bits long [16 bytes], with the host portion being derived from a MAC address.
“By embracing IPv6 technology, we are doing a great service not only for ourselves but also for our fantastic customers,” said Micheal Trunkett, President of Colocation America. “Our clients will be able to experience this new protocol which brings a higher performance rate and less latency. With many years of experience in operating and developing new technology, we are fully IPv6 ready.”
In conjunction with a larger address space, IPv6 simplifies routing, better supports security and is easily compatible with mobile applications. The operation of these new services and devices has quickly sped up with the adaption of this protocol by thriving and emerging economies.
This new addition is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the portfolio of services that Colocation America offers. As one of the top colocation providers in the country, they have made sure that their colocation facilities are consistently up to date with the latest technology and hardware.