As the Internet "launches" into the IPv6 protocol this month, more and more technology vendors are claiming to be ready for the transition.
In the area of application performance, technology company Compuware Corporation announced that its application performance monitoring (APM) platform is ready to handle transition concerns.
Compuware said that one concern that organisations may face as they transition to IPv6 is the speed in accessing websites. The shift to IPv6 is expected to result in complexities in the network, and this may affect the way browsers and other devices connect, and how services are accessed. Compuware said its analysis comparing performance of IPv4 and IPv6 URLs showed that on average IPv6 sites were 80 percent slower than their IPv4 counterparts.
Compuware said its Gomez and dynaTrace products can help companies monitor the performance of their Web, mobile and cloud applications whether the network is using IPv4 or IPv6.
"With Compuware APM's support for IPv6, we can ensure that our customers have a smooth and successful transition to IPv6, with uninterrupted services," said John Van Siclen, general manager, Compuware APM business unit.
Compuware Gomez Synthetic Monitoring, which is now available for testing over both IPv4 and IPv6, is an "industry-first" that enables organisations to proactively test and monitor Web applications on both IPv4 and Ipv6. Using the Gomez Global Performance Network from multiple global geographic locations across North America, Europe and Asia, organisations can now find and fix IPv6 problems fast.
With dynaTrace, users coming from IPv6 networks as well as Web and application servers running on IPv6 networks can be monitored. dynaTrace Data Center Real-User Monitoring (DC RUM) also allows users to identify application performance problems regardless of the underlying network technology. For instance, DC RUM enables users to monitor applications, transactions and customer location-based end-user performance on IPv6 networks just as easily as on existing IPv4 networks.
Compuware's announcement was timed for the World IPv6 launch earlier this month.
The Internet Society organised the launch which marked the day when technology vendors, Internet service providers and Web companies came together to officially launch Ipv6 by "permanently enabl(ing) IPv6 for their products and services."
The move into IPv6 was necessitated by the exhaustion of the IPv4 addresses. Aside from Compuware, other big names in the industry supported the launch. These companies include Microsoft, Akamai, Time Warner Cable, Google, AT&T, to name a few.
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