[LAC-TF] De interes: IPv6 in Cloud computing

Jorge Villa villa at reduniv.edu.cu
Fri Oct 2 13:29:58 BRT 2009

3Tera Adds IPv6 Support To AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform
October 2, 2009

First support for IPv6 in cloud computing allows users to seamlessly use 
native IPv6 to connect applications between datacenters

3Tera, the leading provider of cloud computing technology and utility 
computing services for hosting providers, recently announced AppLogic is the 
first cloud computing platform to demonstrate support for IPv6. 3Tera and 
hosting partners Cari.net and ScaleUp Technologies successfully demonstrated 
database replication between applications running in two different cloud 
provider datacenters using an IPv6 VPN tunnel created with 3Tera's new VPN 
catalog appliance.

Until now, IPv6 adoption has been slowed by the perception that it requires 
both support on the client side and complex code changes in applications. 
With 3Tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform, it is no longer necessary to 
make changes in the configuration of the software in order to be able to 
support IPv6, while still keeping the data available to IPv4 users.

"We are removing barriers for IPv6 support and creating momentum for IPv6 
adoption," said Peter Nickolov, President and CTO, 3Tera, Inc. "Within 
AppLogic, applications and complex distributed systems are actually not 
aware whether they are running over IPv6 or IPv4, which makes the transition 
to IPv6 seamless."

"In less than an hour we added 3Tera's new VPN appliance to an existing 
application," said Mark Ortenzi, President, Cari.net, a hosting provider 
based in San Diego, CA. "The appliance established an IPv6 tunnel for 
database and file system replication between the application running in our 
San Diego datacenter and another copy in the ScaleUp Technologies' 
datacenter in Germany."

Christoph Streit, Founder, ScaleUp Technologies, based in Germany commented, 
"We have experimented with native IPv6 in our datacenters for some time and 
3Tera is making it easy for cloud users to utilize the IPv6 network. In our 
test no change was required to the datacenter, the application code or the 
client. For scaling a global cloud offering, this is critical to success 
because IPv4 addresses are more difficult to obtain internationally."

Why IPv6 in the cloud?
Adopting IPv6 both internally and for use natively between applications 
addresses issues facing the growing cloud computing ecosystem:

increased need for IP addresses due to virtualization and cloud computing
global accessibility of cloud applications
government mandates for security
complexity of adopting IPv6
use of scarce IPv4 addresses for communications between applications
ability to obtain IP addresses for international datacenter operators

The AppLogic VPN appliance with IPv6 support used in the tests is available 
immediately to AppLogic users by contacting 3Tera. By the end of 2009 all 
relevant appliances in the AppLogic catalog will be IPv6-ready.

3Tera and hosting partners AgathonGroup, Cari.net, ClearManage, DNS Europe, 
ENKI Consulting and ScaleUp Technologies are either supporting IPv6 in the 
cloud today or are preparing to offer it before the end of 2009 in the U.S., 
Canada, UK, Germany, and Singapore.

About 3Tera, Inc.
3Tera, Inc. is the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and 
utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of online 
applications. Named "Cool Vendor in IT operations, 2008" by Gartner Group, 
3Tera offers AppLogic(tm) , the first commercially available cloud computing 
platform that completely removes the cost and complexity associated with 
infrastructure. Available both for building in-house private clouds and as a 
platform for cloud computing services, AppLogic allows IT professionals to 
develop and deploy online applications in minutes instead of weeks, using 
only a browser to manage and scale on demand fully distributed systems and 
deliver security and business continuity for all applications, while fully 
controlling their cloud computing environment. For more information, visit 


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