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Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 is very imminent, and devising an IPv6 migration plan is vital for companies to maintain customer productivity and service quality. Spectrum, being the industry leader and the IPv6 Campaign partner of Dept. Of Telecommunication, helps organizations to understand, plan, implement, test and successfully migrate to IPv6.

We offer a comprehensive range of transition consulting services including:

  • IPv6 Seminars & Awareness Campaigns.
  • Auditing current IPv4 Network
  • Steps to be followed with IRINN
  • IPv4-IPv6 Test bed setup
  • General Challenges, Preparation, Planning & Design (includes subnetting..)
  • Documentation
  • Migration
  • Testing & Support
  • IPv6 Certified Training Program

To bridge the IPv6 knowledge gap among administrators and the end users in order to ensure that IPv6 is deployed by qualified experts, Spectrum has come up with an IPv6 Certification Training Program that would provide uniform IPv6 training and a venue a platform to share our expertise and hands-on knowledge in this domain. As a leader in the IPv6 industry, Spectrum’s courseware offers instructor-led IPv6 training and hands-on application lab for network and security engineers, programmers, and trainers.

IPv6 Seminars & Awareness Campaigns.

Spectrum Softtech Solutions, being an IPv6 Task Force Member of DOT (Department of Telecommunication) India and a Local Internet Registrar, had already taken a voluntary initiative to run an “IPv6 Awareness Campaign". As the first phase of the process, we are conducting FREE IPv6 SEMINARS to college students, faculty, and technology enthusiasts. Read More...

Auditing current IPv4 Network

The audit’s objective is to provide consultation on the deployment of IPv6 networks for future setup. The audit will identify any changes that may be needed to our your network infrastructure. The audit also aims to identify hardware used and their level of support of IPv6. It will also review the existing network diagram to better plan and execute IPv6 deployment.

Steps to be followed with IRINN

IRINN functions under NIXI and provides allocation and registration services of Internet Protocol addresses (IPv6) and Autonomous System numbers to its Affiliates. What are the steps to be taken to become an IRINN affiliate, getting the Myirinn login and ipv6 address range from myirinn.in

General Challenges, Preparation, Planning & Design (includes subnetting.)

Determining the type of IPv6 address space you need, Determining the amount of space you need, Designing an addressing plan (and expect to re-design it), Audit all network hardware for IPv6 capabilities including firewall and/or intrusion detection/prevention equipment, Deciding if you will use StateLess Address AutoConfiguration (SLAAC)

IPv4-IPv6 Test bed setup

In this, we are trying to setup IPv6 lab / testbed that will be used by companies who plan transition to the new protocol. Due to security concerns, it is always better to test your network on a test bed and not with your real life production machines.

Documentation

We are making it easier to find the information you need. Proper documents of entire procedures will help administrators in better maintenance and support on a long run.

Migration

Transition versus co-existence is the strategy that every one is supposed to follow. It is not possible to switch to IPv6 all of a sudden, so the solution is to have IPv4 and IPv6 coexist in the same network environment. Spectrum offers Implementations in Dual Stack and other transition and tunneling mechanisms.

Testing & Support

IPv6 migration increases traffic volumes on the network and can introduce latency, increased response times, and compromise providers' ability to meet service level agreements (SLAs). Networks should be able to efficiently handle both protocols no matter how heavy the traffic load is. Spectrum offers various IPv6 test strategies for checking the connectivity and speed, website reach, whether the systems correctly assign and scale IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for Internet access, check whether the dual-stack core networks maintain QoS under the increased load of mixed IPv4/IPv6 routing, and checking whether the tunneling and translation implementations are sufficient enough.

Any doubts regarding the above procedures, Spectrum is now offering 24 x 7 support to its IPv6 customers

IPV6 was introduced due to the various IPv4 limiting factors..

  • Limits Internet growth for existing users & Hinders use of the Internet for new users
  • Internet Routing is inefficient (Routing Crisis)
  • Forces users to use translation (NATs)

Optional Security

  • Retrofitted and many solutions defined
  • SSL, SHTTP, IPSEC v4 etc.
  • No ONE standard
  • Security features are optional
  • CANNOT count on their availability

Mobility

  • Real-time delivery of multimedia content and the necessary bandwidth allocation
  • A bandwidth allocation method called Quality of Service (QoS) has been used with IPv4.
  • While QoS does work, there are a number of different interpretations of the IPv4 QoS standards.
  • This means that not all QoS-compliant devices are compatible with one another.

System Management Costs

  • Labour intensive, complex, slow & error prone
  • Inconsistent level of DHCP support in clients
  • Networks are having to Renumber
  • Caused by address space shortage/ When choosing a more competitive ISP

IPv6 Features

  • Larger address space
  • Global reachability:- true end to end connectivity at IP layer is restored
  • Flexibility:- ability to assign two or more addresses to the same device
  • Stateless Address Auto-configuration:- plug into a v6 network and get an address
  • Resource Allocation:- mechanism called Flow Label for resource allocation
  • Efficient Routing:- Hierarchical network architecture.
  • Scalability
  • Easy Mobility:- base ipv6 was designed to support mobility.
  • Better security:- IPSEC is baked into IPv6.