Customers assured of worldwide reach following $10 Million network investment for new protocol
VANCOUVER, May 3 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, announced the arrival of its
IPv6 enabled 10GB backbone network today, bringing future-ready network
reach to customers ahead of the imminent IPv4 address exhaustion.
PEER 1 Hosting's network is one of the first supporting both IPv4 and
IPv6 traffic, ensuring customers' websites remain visible to all users
around the world, irrespective of the networks or hardware they are
The IPv6 upgrade is the result of $10M investment over the last three
years by PEER 1 Hosting and has included a beta phase, allowing
Colocation and transit customers to test the backbone through PEER 1
Hosting's network of datacenters. Offering both IPv4 and IPv6 network
capabilities will allow PEER 1 Hosting's Colocation and hosting
customers to adopt the new protocol at their own pace, by providing a
bridge to both worlds as networks transition towards IPv6 as standard
"Ping is one of the things we pride ourselves on and here is the perfect
example of how we're making sure businesses are accessible and online,"
said Jag Bains, director of Network Operations for PEER 1 Hosting.
"IPv6 is the next wave and we're at the forefront of the transition.
When IPv4 reaches capacity we're ready to support our clients with the
PEER 1 Hosting is ahead of the curve in bringing IPv6 online for its
customers, while industry debate continues to linger over standards and
adoption. The PEER 1 Hosting backbone will also offer the added network
benefits of the IPv6 protocol including increased addressing capacity,
more flexible security, the ability to expand infrastructure and
To get further information please visit http://www.p1v6.com/
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading IT hosting providers. The
company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its
commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance
10Gb SuperNetwork™ connected by 17 state-of-the-art datacenters, 21
points-of-presence and 10 Colocation facilities throughout North
America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering
outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers
worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365
FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting's portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in
Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in
Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the
symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.
SOURCE Peer 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.
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