CloudFlare Issues the Global IPv6 Challenge and unveils IPv6 compatibility
Posted by Rex Boyd on 31 May 2012 04:53 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(May 29, 2012) - CloudFlare, the web performance and security company, is challenging every website online to join the modern web and support IPv6 before June 6, 2012, World IPv6 Day. In order to help meet this challenge, CloudFlare will enable IPv6 support for all its hundreds of thousands of customers ahead of the deadline via its Automatic IPv6 Gateway.
"We hear from businesses and governments every day that know they need to support IPv6 but lack resources to upgrade their existing infrastructure," explained Matthew Prince, CloudFlare's co-founder and CEO. "The CloudFlare Automatic IPv6 Gateway allows any site to support the modern IPv6 web without needing to change their proven, reliable infrastructure. It makes getting ready for World IPv6 Day a no-brainer for any site online."
CloudFlare offers its Automatic IPv6 Gateway for free to any websites. The Automatic IPv6 Gateway, like the rest of CloudFlare's services, is provisioned via a simple change to a website's DNS settings. Unlike other solutions,
More than 15,000 websites have already used CloudFlare's Automatic IPv6 Gateway to join the modern web. According to a study by HackerTarget, this makes CloudFlare the fourth largest provider of connectivity to the IPv6 web. Over the next week, the company will enable the Automatic IPv6 Gateway for all of its hundreds of thousands of websites, more than doubling the total size of the IPv6 web before the challenge's June 6 deadline.
"CloudFlare's mission is to help build a better web, and the web needs to move to IPv6 in order to continue to grow," said Prince. "That's why CloudFlare isn't just supporting IPv6, but providing an easy-to-implement gateway that allows any website to join the modern web at no cost and with only a few minutes of work."
CloudFlare today powers hundreds of thousands of websites ranging from individual blogs to Fortune 500 companies to national governments. Every month, CloudFlare sees more than 45 billion page views and makes the web faster, safer and better for more than 450 million people worldwide. Websites interested in stepping up to the CloudFlare Global IPv6 Challenge can learn more by visiting: www.cloudflare.com/ipv6-challenge.