In February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the remaining IPv4 address spaces to regional internet registries. Now, free pools of IPv4 addresses are dwindling everywhere, and service providers are struggling to sustain growth and business continuity.
Many service providers face the prospect of implementing a carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT) strategy that establishes a short-term plan to preserve their existing IPv4 address allocation —as well as a long-term strategy for migrating to IPv6. Have you mapped a path to migrate to the IPv6 standard and translate outgoing IPv4 addresses?
A new A10 Networks white paper provides an overview of the various components required for a complete CGNAT and IPv6 migration solution that encompasses the entire lifecycle of the transition to IPv6. This includes flexible deployment and integration options, performance, application integrity, visibility and compliance, security and availability. Each of these factors will contribute to a robust set of address and protocol translation techniques to properly address an evolving environment.
The white paper offers an overview of A10 Thunder® CGN — powered by A10’s Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®) — which enables service providers to mitigate the impact of IPv4 exhaustion while simultaneously easing the transition to IPv6.
A10 Thunder CGN allows service providers to address all the aforementioned components of a powerful IPv6 migration solution and optimizes environments via any deployment model or form factor.
A10 Thunder® CGN helps providers achieve high-performance, highly transparent address and protocol translation that extends IPv4 network connectivity while smoothing the migration to IPv6.
Service providers will achieve clear benefits in increased revenues in competitive markets, improved customer satisfaction and expanded margins. Most important, providers will avoid the scenario of exhausting their IPv4 address allotment without an IPv6 migration plan in place.
Download the A10 Networks white paper CGNAT Isn’t a Capability, It’s a Lifecycle Strategy.