LAFAYETTE, Colo., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- APconnections, a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products and the creator of the NetEqualizer, is offering a $10,000 USD prize for accurately predicting the worldwide switchover date to IPv6.
This switch will be determined by the first time 50 companies with individual annual revenues of over $5 million have changed their public-facing Internet addresses to a full 128-bit address and completely abandoned all use of IPv4. (Click here for a full list of contest rules - http://tinyurl.com/3nq29sy.)
The contest is meant to spur discussion of the difficulties that will likely be faced before a full switch to IPv6 can occur. Amid the rumors and concerns surrounding the growing shortage of IPv4 addresses, little attention has been paid to how communication will be affected during the upcoming transition.
"Unless a worldwide transition takes place in unison, administrators will be faced with a communication conundrum that will likely delay a complete switchover indefinitely, in my opinion," said Art Reisman, CTO and cofounder of APconnections. "To remain accessible to everyone, in addition to establishing IPv6 addresses, existing IPv4 addresses must also be retained."
The NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play bandwidth control and WAN/Internet optimization appliance that is flexible and scalable. When the network is congested, NetEqualizer's unique "behavior-shaping" technology dynamically and automatically gives priority to latency-sensitive applications such as VoIP and e-mail, thus improving on other available bandwidth shaping technologies. The NetEqualizer controls network flow for the best WAN optimization.
APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado (http://www.netequalizer.com).
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