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Press Release -- June 6th, 2011
Source: Hurricane Electric
Tags: Colocation, IPv6

Hurricane Electric Launches Premium IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service

(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Internet backbone and colocation provider Hurricane Electric ( announced on Monday that it has deployed a new premium IPv6 tunnel broker service. The service adds to its free consumer-grade tunnel broker service.

This move closely follows the company’s announcement last month that it has established connections to Japan.

According to the press release, the new tunnel broker service is designed to serve intensive business and enterprise computing environments.

The service supports throughput of up to 1 Gbps and is available via IPv4 and IPv6, allowing both protocols within the dual-stacked tunnel.

Hurricane Electric says customers can provide their own network prefix or it can provide one.

The service will cost $500 per month and requires routing protocol Border Gateway Protocol.

“Now that the transition from an IPv4-only world to a dual-stacked world is gaining momentum, it’s important for enterprises and organizations to get serious about IPv6 support,” Owen Delong, IPv6 evangelist and director of professional services at Hurricane Electric said in a statement. “Hurricane Electric’s new premium offering will enable global enterprises with high bandwidth requirements to get the IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”

Hurricane Electric’s new service debuts just in time for World IPv6 Day on June 8. Last week, the WHIR posted a feature looking into the 24-hour test period and how Web hosts are preparing for Wednesday.

Hurricane Electric says its tunnel broker service provides a way for users whose ISPs do not provide IPv6 capability to connect to the IPv6 Internet.

Recently, Hurricane Electric formed a new professional services division led by Delong to assist enterprises with their transition to IPv6.

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