WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Today DataChambers, a full-service information technology and managed services firm, announced it has made infrastructure investments to ready its operations for next month’s global launch of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) – a standard vital to the continued growth and development of the Internet.
IP addresses identify Internet-connected devices so they can communicate. The current IP version 4 (IPv4) can support about 4 billion unique addresses, but those that remain unassigned are becoming scarce. IPv6 expands the number of available addresses to roughly 340 trillion, trillion, trillion – supporting Internet growth for many years to come.
Patrick Craig, director of operations at DataChambers, says the move to IPv6 is the largest transition in the history of the Internet.
“Readying for the conversion has involved a multiyear effort,” he says. “We’ve met with each of our Internet service providers and have aligned all aspects of our operations – from servers and routers to workstations and applications. When our customers are ready to make the move, we will be ready to support them.”
Service providers and equipment manufacturers around the globe have been developing and testing new IPv6-compatible products and services over a series of years. Most have committed to permanently enable IPv6 by June 6 – just days away.
DataChambers is among the many companies committing to the June 6 date and participating in a global launch event organized by the Internet Society, an independent policy and standards body.
DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, is a North State Communications company specializing in information technology services. We offer a full range of management and monitoring services, colocation and cloud solutions, and backup and recovery options. DataChambers is SSAE 16 Type II audited and meets rigorous national standards for safeguarding client systems and data. For more information, visit http://www.datachambers.com