SOURCE: Burton Group

June 13, 2007 12:35 ET

IPv4 Address Depletion Imminent

ARIN Board Chairman to Recommend Migration to IPv6 at Burton Group Catalyst Conference North America

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Burton Group, an IT research firm focused on enterprise infrastructure technologies, announces board chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), John Curran, will present at Burton Group Catalyst Conference to encourage enterprise IT organizations move toward IPv6 migration.

To date, ARIN has performed technical coordination of both versions and has not advocated IPv4 over IPv6. However, in a recent press release, ARIN states, "With only 19% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN is now compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability of contiguous IP number resources."

"This issue will significantly affect all enterprise organizations with applications that require the ongoing availability of public IP addresses," says Burton Group research director Dave Passmore. "Catalyst Conference is an ideal forum for ARIN to educate enterprises IT organizations on the necessity of IPv6 deployments."

The Internet Protocol defines how computers communicate over a network. IP version 4 (IPv4), the currently prevalent version, contains just over four billion unique IP addresses, which is not enough to last indefinitely. IPv6 is a replacement for IPv4, offering far more IP addresses and enhanced security features.

At Burton Group Catalyst Conference North America, in San Francisco on June 27, Curran will discuss the direct and tangible impact IPv6 migration will have on all organizations using the Internet. His presentation will include practical steps necessary to minimize the impact of this transition that will help organizations maintain full Internet connectivity.

More information about Catalyst Conference is available at: http://catalyst.burtongroup.com/NA07/index.html

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