Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lockheed Martin Announces IPv6 Transition Pilot

Lockheed Martin made a significant networking announcement: the company will transition a portion of its global network to IPv6.

The pilot program will work through all phases of a full-scale IPv6 transition, upgrading a network that connects laboratories in 10 different cities, from California to the United Kingdom.

The company said its pilot project is similar to one that a government agency would undertake in transitioning to IPv6.

"We've been working on IPv6 for the past seven years, and we understand that transitioning to IPv6 requires a great deal of prep-work before you actually transition to this new protocol," said Frank Cuccias, director, Lockheed Martin IPv6 Center of Excellence. "A thorough understanding of the process is critical to a successful implementation, and this pilot program will enhance our ability to guide customers through their network upgrades." http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

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