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:
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 www.3tera.com