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Welcome Note

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Written by kais1 Wednesday, 02 September 2009 11:14

Sahara Net has always been on the forefront of latest technologies and services. Since our beginnings back in 1994, we were leaders in testing and then applying latest techniques and technologies to keep our organization successful and thriving.

IPv6 is one of the most important challenges facing ISPs and Service Providers today around the world. Over 97% of the Internet today runs on IPv4. The risk arises from the fact when IPv4 new IP addresses are no longer available to new requests such as new web sites, new e-mail server, new broadband users ..etc. What happens then?!

How will ISPs grow their customer base and be able to support increasing broadband users?

How will the Internet community grow and continue to drive usage across the globe?

The countdown to the last IPv4 new IP Address has started long time ago. 2 years back, it was estimated that the last IPv4 will be given on 2013. Last Year, it was said that 2012 will see the last day for a new IPv4. Today, its estimated that only 694 days are left for the last new IPv4. This is a little less than 2 years. This means that the last day, or generally referred to as "Dooms Day" will occur in 2011, earlier than last years predictions!

Now the question arises, what can we do?

The answer is 1st of all, don’t panic. Even if the day comes when there are no more IPv4 new IP addresses, this does not mean the Internet will stop to function. No, not at all. It will simply slow down its growth if IPv6 does not kick start much faster deployments. In addition, there is much to be optimistic about. The latest report show that IPv6 deployments have increased 300% in the last two years. In addition, many Oss and equipment manufacturers started to realize the threat on their own business and started to support IPv6 natively. For example, Microsoft Windows Vista now comes with IPv6 support pre-installed, unlike Windows XP.

Therefore, as IT managers and IT engineers, our role includes the following:

1. Make everyone as much as possible aware of IPv6 and what it is.

2. Inventory our network and check each and every piece of it for IPv6 support (routers, PCs, switches, ..etc.). Then pressure vendors for non-compliant devices.

3. Work with ISPs and Service Providers to publish the IPv6 use and pressure for IPv6 readiness.

Sahara Net has started its Task Force to organize deployment of IPv6. We have also gotten our new IPv6 subnet and are pressuring our suppliers to support IPv6 natively. We are in the process of enabling IPv6 on our network soon inshallah. In addition, we will be opening the floor for interested Enterprise and SME customers to join in this deployment of IPv6.

Wishing everyone the best.

By: Eng. Kais Al-Essa, CIO, Sahara Net


3 HOW's- A free IT Training by Sahara Net

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2010 13:35 Written by Administrator Saturday, 02 October 2010 13:27

Sahara gave free IT Training session named "3 HOW's" .For more details visit www.sahara.com/3hows

  1. HOW to deal with IPV6
  2. How to connect with MPLS technology
  3. How to Qualify a Data Center



IPv6 Access and IPv4 Coexistence

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