There are a number of IPv4 to IPv6 translation initiatives being planned, implemented and discussed by vendors, but according to this report on Tech World, few have no impact on application delivery. Blue Coat’s application preserves application and content delivery.
“The Blue Coat ProxySG appliance allows enterprises, to reduce costs and increase efficiencies by using the technology advantages of IPv6, said the company. The ProxySG appliance acts as an intelligent intermediary between requests and content, making the retrieval of applications, services and data in either an IPv4 or IPv6 environment transparent to users.
“This is an improvement on other IPv4 to IPv6 translation initiatives, all of which impact on the network itself but have no impact on application delivery, said Qing Li, Blue Coat’s chief scientist. ‘Many of the IPv4 translation initiatives focus on the network and
tunneling which doesn’t necessarily mean that the applications are delivered effectively,’ he said. He pointed out there was also a degree of complexity in the approach. ‘Comcast’s Dual Stack Lite approach, for example, requires you to upgrade the client machines and upgrade the server too, so that’s extra work – it’s not very efficient,’ he said.”