Earlier this month, Australia’s top-level domain manager, auDA Ltd, revealed that Internode’s IPv6 deployment was a key factor in relocating its critical server infrastructure to a new data centre managed by Internode.
Last night, Internode founder Simon Hackett collected an ACOMM Innovation Award for the company’s IPv6 leadership. The ACOMM Awards recognise excellence in the wider communications industry, rewarding and profiling companies that have excelled within the industry around the nation.
This is the second major telecoms industry award Internode has collected for IPv6, after taking home an ANZIA award in October last year.
Simon Hackett, who oversaw the company’s adoption of IPv6, said he welcomed industry recognition of Internode’s IPv6 leadership . "IPv6 is now ready for prime time," he said. "The most important lesson from Internode’s experience is that done right, customers will not even notice the change to IPv6."
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are the numerical sequences used to identify every device connected to the Internet. Although the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses has been recognised for years, the deployment of its mature replacement protocol, IPv6, has been limited until quite recently.
Internode has led Australia in its deployment of IPv6. In 2011, Internode launched the first commercially supported IPv6 services in Australia, after a pioneering 20-month public IPv6 trial.
By June this year, 10 per cent of Internode’s customers were using IPv6 to access the Internet.