Today (on January 17, 2012), Akamai
and Limelight Networks
, two of the leading providers of Content Delivery Network solutions and web optimization services, announced
that they along with various other web Companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are collaborating together to roll out their products to IPv6 permanently by June 6, 2012.
With more and more devices getting connected, the existing IPv4 had reached the limit of maximum available options, and hence the IPv6 roll out was extremely needed. Last year, on June 8, 2011, many of these Companies held a successful one-day IPv6 day, wherein traffic was routed to the IPv6 version of the web. The list of ISPs include AT & T, Comcast, Internode and Time Warner among many others. Leading network hardware providers Cisco and D-Link pledged their support and the major websites of Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Bing all have decided to move to IPv6 permanently from June 6, 2012.
Various other hosting and CDN providers are also mentioning that they will also migrate their customer websites and data to IPv6, by enabling the same throughout their infrastructure.