Photo - Paul Choy, Country Sales Manager, Allied Telesis Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
With the coming of the Internet of Things wave of computing, Malaysia needs to speed up its IPv6 capability to better realise business benefits, according to secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions provider Allied Telesis.
Allied Telesis Malaysia country sales manager Paul Choy said: "According to statistics by APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) in November 2015, Malaysia is only 9.98 per cent capable of IPv6."
"With the exponential growth of connected devices and the Internet of Things, IPv6 would benefit organisations that are using smart supply chains, smart manufacturing systems and other embedded systems," said Choy. "Malaysian major trading partners including the U.S, China and India has already started the process of migrating to IPv6."
"If we want to continue to communicate and do business with these countries, we will have to migrate. Allied Telesis is ready with the capability to facilitate Malaysian companies who are ready to embark with the network," he said.
Choy said Allied Telesis has been working towards achieving IPv6 ready compliance for new products as well as promoting IPv6 adoption as the world faced dwindling IPv4 address availability.
He said IPv6 adoption and impending IPv4 address space exhaustion has been acknowledged by the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) for many years.
The use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, along with the trend toward an Internet of Things (IoT) will only further exacerbate this problem, said Choy.
He said Allied Telesis has been a long-time proponent of IPv6 in mainstream networking and has a portfolio of switching and security products for enterprise and industrial applications, all carrying the IPv6 Ready "Gold" logo. The completeness of the Allied Telesis IPv6 feature set, and intelligent technologies such as Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) and OpenFlow support meant that IPv6 networks will enjoy the same high level of functionality, resilience and flexibility as IPv4 networks.
The latest Allied Telesis products to be approved for the IPv6 Ready Logo include:
- AT-AR3050S and AT-AR4050S Next Generation Firewalls
- SwitchBlade® x8100 Series Stackable Modular Chassis Switch with AT-SBx81CFC960 Controller Card
- x930 Series Advanced L3 Stackable Distribution Switches
- x510 Series Intelligent Stackable Access Switches
- AT-IX5-28GPX High Availability DVS Switch
The IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and is ready to be used. For more information, visit ipv6ready.org
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