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Press Release -- February 2nd, 2011
Source: Hurricane Electric
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, IPv6

Hurricane Electric’s Director of IPv6 Strategy to Moderate Carrier Panel

Panel will bring together leading tier-1 carriers such as AT&T, Level 3 Communications, Sprint, Qwest and Verizon to discuss the current state of IPv6 transition

Arlington, Virginia - February 2, 2011 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, today announced that its Director of IPv6 Strategy, Martin Levy, will moderate a panel of tier-1 carriers at the Inter-Agency IPv6 Meeting taking place February 2-3 at the VHA National Conference Center in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.

On February 3rd at 8:30 a.m., Martin will be joined by key IP architects from some of today’s leading carriers including Craig Pierantozzi, Principal Architect at Level 3 Communications, Peter Fernandez, Staff Network Engineer at Qwest, and Dr. Daniel Awduche, Fellow (PMTS), Network Technology at Verizon, for a panel discussion of network carriers’ roadmaps, plans, schedules and status relating to IPv6 support.

At 9:30 a.m., the panel will pause to watch the webcast of the Global Internet Groups press conference in Miami, FL. The webcast will discuss the allocation of the final remaining IPv4 /8 address blocks to regional internet registries.

Two recent events illustrate why the federal government is at a critical juncture with respect to IPv6 support. The first is the announcement that the last remaining IPv4 /8 address blocks have been allocated. The second is last year’s White House directive that all federal agencies natively support IPv6 on public-facing servers by 2012 and on internal client applications by 2014.

“With Tuesday’s announcement that all remaining IPv4 addresses are accounted for, it’s up to the carrier community to continue to lead the way in IPv6 adoption,” said Martin Levy, Director of IPv6 Strategy at Hurricane Electric. “This panel will ensure that government agencies have a blueprint to meet their IPv6 transition needs from their Internet connectivity providers.”

The Inter-Agency IPv6 Meetings are sponsored by the Veterans Administration and hosted by the VA IPv6 Steering Committee. The conference is intended to promote the exchange of IPv6 best practices, guidelines and wisdom among representatives of federal agencies.

Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native at each and every customer connection and at each and every location it operates at. First deployed on Hurricane Electric’s Internet backbone in 2001, IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity. In addition to operating the world’s largest IPv6 network, Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,100 associated IPv6 networks.

Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native at every customer connection. First deployed on Hurricane Electric’s Internet backbone in 2001, IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity. In addition to operating the world’s largest IPv6 network, Hurricane Electric connects to more than 1,100 associated IPv6 networks. Hurricane Electric recently launched an IPv6 YouTube channel that provides weekly updates on IPv6 developments like new network administrator tools. Hurricane Electric also offers popular IPv6 certification, Tunnel Broker and Free DNS Services.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet backbone and colocation provider. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns several data centers in Fremont, California, running multiple N-by-10 Gbps links throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest IPv6 Internet Backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.

For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.

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