Juniper Preps for World IPv6 Day
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At 00:00 UTC on June 8th, vendors, service and content providers around the world will turn on full IPv6 services on their main websites as part of the World IPv6 Day.
Among the many vendors that are participating in the event is Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR). Juniper already has an IPv6 version of its main website available at ipv6.juniper.net, but on June 8th, for the first time, they'll make their main www.juniper.net website accessible over both IPv4 and IPv6.
"In order to deliver the content over IPv6 what we're doing is using a technology called translator in the cloud," Alain Durand, Principal Networking Architect and Software Engineering Director at Juniper Networks told InternetNews.com. "We have a machine that will face the IPv6 world and then translate those connections into IPv4 connections."
Durand explained that Juniper is not changing its underlying web server or hosting infrastructure in order to facilitate IPv6 access. The cloud translation is what directs all the traffic and deals with IPv6.