Native IPv6 providers/datacenters list?

ML ml at kenweb.org
Fri Oct 12 04:32:58 UTC 2012


On 10/9/2012 11:05 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:42 AM, Ryan Rawdon <ryan at u13.net> wrote:
>
>> On Oct 9, 2012, at 9:34 AM, Christopher J. Pilkington wrote:
>>
>>> I want to make an informed response to a comment made by our
>>> CenturyLink rep regarding IPv6, in the context of SAVVIS not
>>> being able to provide IPv6 at their DC3 facility:
>>>
>>>> There is only a handful of carriers that can provide that
>>>> service today and CenturyLink (Legacy Qwest) happen to be one
>>>> of them.
>>> Is there a list of native IPv6 providers out there somewhere,
>>> particularly one that includes hosting data centers (e.g.,
>>> SAVVIS), with which I could cluebat^Wshare with my rep?
>>>
>> I'm not sure about a list of facilities, but here's a start for transit providers who should be able to provide IPv6 connectivity:
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IPv6_support_by_major_transit_providers
> I'll come out in public and say that sometimes a backbone supports it but the datacenter group does not.  This is quite common core -> edge deployment strategy with network technology.  Some technology can grow from the edges inward, but IPv6 is not a technology that does it [well].
>
> I've been observing some big increases in IPv6 traffic (its no longer measured in Mbps as from years ago, but in Gbps).  I'm waiting for it to approach a fair percentage of the IPv4 traffic but there are some big steps being made by the networks and edges to bridge this gap.
>
> - Jared

Avoiding providers that can't provide a complete [*] IPv6 routing table 
is recommended too.  The wiki URL provided by Christopher states quite 
clearly the limitations of using certain providers...


[1] For varying levels of completeness



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