Infoblox is one of a number of companies launching campaigns to educate network administrators and other IT professionals on the IPv6 transition. Liu hosted a webcast Tuesday on the subject. The company is also posting white papers and tutorial videos on its website and offering a free trial version of IPv6 address management software.
Similarly, Compuware, a provider of application performance management (APM) software, is offering a free IPv6 website Performance Comparison Test.
“For people who have an IPv6-ready version of their Web application, we can test side-by-side with their current IPv4 application,” says Colin Mason, Web load testing manager for the APM business at Compuware. “We show the performance difference from an end user’s perspective.”
While IPv6 is not billed as a way to improve application performance--it’s more about increasing the supply of IP addresses--Compuware tested about a dozen IPv6 Web applications and recorded increases in performance from 2% to 200%, averaging 80%, Mason says.
Compuware will be running the performance test on the cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) network of GoGrid. The company provisions blocks of IP addresses on its IaaS platform for interoperability with IPv6, says Mark Worsey, CIO of GoGrid.
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