World IPv6 Day will mark the first time IPv6 has been enabled at a global scale. It’s a great opportunity and indeed one of the major goals of the ISOC sponsored ‘test flight’ to observe and address any global scalability problems.
Juniper has been a leader in IPv6 development practically since its inception, being the first router vendor to support IPv6 lookups and forwarding in our hardware. Consistent with our viewpoint that IPv4 and IPv6 will coexist for many years to come, we have also taken a leadership position in Large Scale NAT (LSNAT) supporting DS Lite, and NAT44/NAT444 on the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers and T Series Core Routers. Juniper has pioneered the concept of scaling routing platforms at the services, control plane, and data plane. In the case of NAT, it is essentially a services plane task. The Multiservices Physical Interface Card (MS-PIC) and Multiservices Dense Port Concentrator (MS-DPC) on MX Series and T Series platforms for LSNAT services has allowed cutting edge deployments among our leading customers.
The global-scale test flight of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society (ISOC) is scheduled for June 8th.( Click here to see the start time in your local area) Juniper Networks joins some 200 technology companies including Facebook, and Google who will enable their main websites for IPv6 during the World IPv6 Day trial. The test is intended to see how ready technology companies are to handle IPv6 addresses as well as what to expect when Websites are obliged to enable IPv6 in the future. Stay tuned for more details after the event.
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