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The Bunker Completes Successful IPv6 Testing

The Bunker : 13 June, 2011  (Company News)
Secure hosting company demonstrates readiness for new internet protocol during IPv6 Day

The Bunker Secure Hosting is ready for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.


The Bunker has completed extensive research and testing, including successful participation in the World IPv6 Day test on 8th June, where its main website was made available via IPv6 for 24 hours.  With testing completed, The Bunker can now roll out IPv6 to its customers when IPv4 addresses have been exhausted. Transition processes have been established that allow The Bunker to help customers accommodate the new technology when they require it.


IP version 6 is the next generation Internet Protocol which will eventually replace the current IPv4 protocol. IPv4 uses a fixed 32 bits for addresses which means that 4,294,967,296 addresses are available. With the IPv6 using 128 bits for the addresses, this will allow 3.4x1038  addresses, that’s 340 trillion trillion trillion, or 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 if you would like a precise number.


The Bunker is now able to offer a dual-stack IP solution, consisting of both IPv4 and IPv6 IP transit. The dual-stack protocol implementation in an operating system is fundamental to IPv4 to IPv6 transition.


The benefits of IPv6 are not only address availability. More efficient, faster and more secure networks are made possible. Features that The Bunker’s clients are keen to take advantage of.


The Bunker operates its own highly resilient, multi-homed BGP-4 network running between all of its sites and the Internet. This network is managed 24x7x365 by our in-house networks team. We have multiple peering arrangements in place, improving performance, redundancy, capacity and cost by routing traffic between ISPs without having to go through the transit providers.


Being carrier neutral basis and with redundant links to points of presence (POPs) in Telehouse and Level 3, allows connectivity to be purchased directly from over 150 ISPs at specially reduced prices. The Bunker also provides MPLS based point to point and full mesh VPN services as well as IP based BGP solutions including DNS, load balancing, IPv4 and IPv6 transit.


Paul Lightfoot, CTO at The Bunker, comments ‘The Bunker is always working hard to be ahead and up to date of any technology requirements in order to provide its customer with the best possible solutions and services. I am pleased The Bunker is IPv6 ready and can offer its customers the appropriate deployment strategy.’  

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