Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Qwest Offers IPv6 to Government and Corporate Customers

Qwest Communications is offering public and private IPv6 addresses to its government and business customers. Key functionality includes the ability to use the next generation of addressing protocol to run both IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses via either a Dual Stack approach -- which offers the ability to run both IPv4 and IPv6 -- or Native IPv6 -- which allows Qwest customers to adapt to the next-generation IP protocol as they build new locations and bring on new sites and devices. With native IPv6, Qwest business and government customers no longer need to use Network Address Translation (NAT), making configuration of complex networks simpler while providing simpler connectivity between peer-to-peer networks for highly secure end-to-end connectivity. Qwest is providing a control dashboard for customers to view their new IPv6 addresses, take advantage of trouble ticketing and repair functions and create reports.