Peak 10 Assists Companies in IPv6 Preparation

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today that it is hosting IPv6 Engineering Series events throughout its 10 markets in order to help business and IT leaders prepare for the impending IPv6 adoption. In addition to the IPv6 Engineering Series, Peak 10 has released a white paper on the topic and recently sponsored the South Florida Technology Alliance event in which John Curran, the president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, spoke about the imminent transfer from IPv4 to IPv6.

“We want to ensure that our customers as well as other businesses in our markets are adequately prepared for the addition of IPv6 to their network, and education is our key initiative. It is important to not only educate IT managers, but everyone in the business about IPv6 as it could affect many aspects of a company,” said Ronnie Frames, the director of network services at Peak 10. “There are many misconceptions surrounding IPv6 and we want to provide clarity and guidance on the subject.”

Both the IPv6 Engineering Series and SFTA events are geared toward identifying the realities of IPv6 and how companies can prepare for its adoption.

“Many people do not understand that the adoption of IPv6 is not mandatory, however it is the evolution for the continued growth of the Internet,” said Frames. “That being said, it is important that companies proactively budget and plan for an inevitable implementation in their network.”

Peak 10 Network Engineering spent countless lab hours preparing and planning for overlaying IPv6 on their backbone.  “We wanted to assure our IPv6 deployment followed standards that technical staffs were already familiar with so that the learning and training aspects were minimized,” said Don Lundquist, senior manager of network engineering at Peak 10.  “We integrated IPv6 into our existing network design so that our team easily understood the deployment methodologies for provisioning and operation.”

In addition to hosting and sponsoring IPv6 events, Peak 10 has also released an IPv6 white paper, “A Practical Guide to Preparing for IPv6,” the first of three in an IPv6 series. The paper is designed to walk readers through the reasons behind the IPv6 adoption, and explain the steps that will need to be taken in order to make businesses IPv6-ready. For more information about IPv6 or to read this white paper, visit http://www.peak10.com/resources/register.asp?wpid=p10ns001

Peak 10’s managed IT and data center services improve performance and reliability, lower costs and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. The company combines its secure, private network and enterprise-class data centers with world-class engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide. As a managed services leader, Peak 10 offers a wide range of technology solutions including virtualization, managed hosting and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates data centers in 10 key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.

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