(Gawkwire) – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced its participation in World IPv6 Launch, a global event marking the permanent start of IPv6 services on June 6. Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held in 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current IPv4Internet Protocol, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development. To further demonstrate its commitment to IPv6 education and readiness, BlueCat Networks will host a webinar featuring IBM on how organizations can simply and cost-effectively transition to IPv6 with IP Address Management (IPAM).

“By participating in the global World IPv6 Launch, BlueCat Networks aims to support the successful rollout of IPv6 and highlight the importance of DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management in simplifying the migration to the new protocol,” said Brad Micklea, Vice President of Product Management, BlueCat Networks. “Network-dependent IT initiatives like cloud, virtualization and BYOD are rapidly consuming organizations’ last remaining IPv4 addresses. Organizations that delay their transition to IPv6 risk stifling innovation and losing global connectivity with customers, partners and suppliers – especially those in emerging markets like Asia Pacific where IPv6 adoption is already well advanced. IP Address Management is essential to insulate end users and administrators from the complexities of the new protocol. Without IPAM, organizations will struggle to assign, track and manage IPv6 addresses and networks.”

IPv6 makes traditional methods of managing IP addresses with spread sheets, manual processes and home-grown solutions a thing of the past. BlueCat Networks’ DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) solutions deliver the industry’s most comprehensive out-of-the-box support for IPv6. The latest release of BlueCat Networks’ market-leading Proteus IPAM platform and Adonis DNS and DHCP solution includes full IPv6 support, including:

DHCPv6 – The Adonis DNS/DHCP solution includes full support for DHCPv6 to provide stateful assignment of IPv6 addresses. Administrators can easily configure DHCPv6 ranges and options, as well as receive DHCPv6 lease notifications within Proteus.

DNS – Adonis DNS/DHCP provides full support for IPv6 DNS, allowing customers to track IPv6-only and dual-stack hosts. Proteus also supports Dynamic DNS (DDNS) and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for IPv6, ensuring that full functionality is available for both IPv6 and IPv4.

DNS64 – Automatic DNS translation of A records to AAAA for IPv6-only environments. DNS64 support is a critical component of a NAT64 transition solution that enables customers to respond to IPv6 client requests without the need to dual-stack or create a specific IPv6 service.

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