Infoblox is behind its competitors with support for DHCPv6, the standard for dynamic address assignments that complements the stateless address autoconfiguration available in IPv6. But the company claims to have waited to deploy the Internet Software Consortium's implementation of this protocol.
"We do have customers that are very eager to deploy IPv6," says Cricket Liu, Infoblox vice president of architecture and technology. "We do have a very big transnational company based in Japan. They are doing an end-to-end IPv6 rollout, and it hinges on DHCPv6. They pushed us very hard to have it."
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The new IPv6 features are built into the latest version of Infoblox's software and are available at no additional cost.
"This release brings our IPv6 support to parity with the IPv4 support in the product," Liu says, adding that Infoblox is planning more enhancements to help network operators manage side-by-side implementations of IPv6 and IPv4.
In related news, Infoblox said it has joined the 160-plus network vendors and website operators that have agreed to participate in World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour test of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society and scheduled for June 8.
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