At Contegix, we run a full, dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 network. Customers have the option to utilize either one or opt for a dual stack network. Whether you’re looking to have a dual stack environment today to bolster your IPv6 readiness, or a complete IPv6 environment, Contegix is here to help.
Combined with our instant provisioning, you can easily have a full, root access server with dual-stack connectivity up quickly, using our IaaS cloud for your managed colocation, managed hardware, dedicated hosting or private cloud environment. Perfect for running your IPv6 enabled site, or testing services, without the performance degradation or setup required for complex tunnels.
Contegix IPv6 Delivery
Allocation of IPv6 addresses by Contegix to our customers is done in various sizes depending upon the customer’s requirements and planned usage. The smallest allocated block is a /64 which is used for single connected hosts and optionally a carrier for customer routed networks. In the case of routed networks, the smallest allocation is a /60, providing 16 /64 networks for use in various security zones defined on customer equipment as needed. Larger allocations can be provided as well if deemed necessary by our customer and appropriate by the Contegix team.
What is it?
Every device that’s connected to the internet is assigned an IP address. From the early origins of the internet as we know it today, these have been IPv4 addresses. These addresses are made up of 4 numbers, each of which are between 0 and 255 and separated by dots, e.g. 172.16.254.1. Since a single IPv4 address is comprised of a 32 bit value, the total address space is limited to 4,294,967,296 unique addresses. While this was plenty of addresses in the early days of the internet, the rate of increase in the number of hosted systems, internet users, and connected devices per person made it clear very early on that a new address scheme would eventually be needed as the IPv4 space would ultimately be exhausted. IPv6 improves on the capacity limitations of IPv4 by increasing the size of an IP address from 32 bits to 128 bits.
Why Should I Care?
IPv6 addresses aren’t compatible with IPv4 addresses, so if your provider doesn’t offer IPv6, eventually you won’t be able to sell goods or deliver your content to IPv6 users, access Internet-based applications, or launch new websites.
For additional questions about how our network can help you, call us at (877) 289-0395 or contact us and one of our technical specialists will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.