Canadian Cloud Hosting has announced the general availability of IPv6 addresses for SSD Cloud Servers and Canadian Cloud servers located in their two Vancouver, BC data centres and two Toronto, ON data centres. These enhanced IPs are available to any business or organization looking to future proof their cloud infrastructure.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the most recent version of Internet Protocols (IPs), was developed in response to IPv4 address exhaustion. With the intention of replacing IPv4, IPv6 uses a 128-bit address and allowing much more addresses than what is currently available with IPv4.

Although the two were not designed to be interoperable, several transition mechanisms have been devised to allow communication between IPv4 and IPv6 hosts.

There are a few technical benefits with using IPv6. In particular, Canadian Cloud customers benefit from access to hierarchical address allocation methods. This can facilitate route aggregation across the Internet and therefore limiting the expansion of routing tables. With IPv6, the use of multicast addressing is expanded and also simplified. There has been optimization for the delivery of services and device mobility, security and configuration aspects were all taken into consideration when designing IPv6.

Canadian Cloud Hosting is SSAE 16 Type II certified and delivers enterprise-grade cloud services. You can deploy VMs instantly and add resources (RAM, CPU, Storage and applications and services) through a user-friendly control panel.

 

This article was originally posted “Canadian Cloud Hosting Now Offering IPv6 Addresses To Customers” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.