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Network Utility Force Releases Infographic Illustrating IPv6 Demand vs. IPv6 Certified Engineers

Network Utility Force, a network engineering and professional services company, released today an IPv6 infographic highlighting the importance of professional migration to IPv6, as less than 1% of all network engineers are certified IPv6 engineers (see infographic for details).

“Based on our IPv6 work to date, including work for our current customers, 2014 appears to be the year ARIN will have no more IPv4 addresses to allocate,” stated Brandon Ross, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Network Architect of Network Utility Force. “To that end, we expect 2014 to be a growth year for IPv6 migrations and deployments, and thus, forecasting and budgeting at the beginning of the year will be important, as engineering resources are limited.”

Aaron Hughes, CTO and Co-founder of 6connect, a leader in network resource provisioning automation, agrees that, "The key to strategic network planning is a deep understanding of current needs and requirements. While 6connect's software enables network provisioning on a global scale, it's the experts like Network Utility Force that help ensure that service providers or large enterprises are successful in their implementation of new network technologies like IPv6."

About Network Utility Force:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Network Utility Force is a global network engineering and professional services company focused on design, deployment and training for infrastructure solutions including, DWDM, DNS, WiFi, MPLS, peering, SAN, SDN, security, IPv6 and virtualization in education, energy, enterprise, financial, government, health care, legal, retail, transportation and service provider networks. Among other certifications, Network Utility Force has certified IPv6 Forum Gold level engineers. For more information, please visit our blog, follow us on Twitter @NetUF, or call: +1.404.635.6667.

About 6connect:

6connect is a global a leader in network resource provisioning automation. ProVision, 6connect’s unique Dynamic Network ProVisioning (DNP) platform enables the discovery, configuration, and control of physical and virtual devices across distributed and mobile networks, cloud platforms, web-hosting platforms and data centers. 6connect ProVision dynamically and holistically provisions SDN and physical network control factors needed to initiate and operate network and data center elements, including IP addresses, DNS zones, DNSSEC signatures, DHCP pools, VLAN and device level information. Available as either a highly scalable cloud or on-premise solution, ProVision automatically controls these factors across distributed and separate physical networks in order to reduce errors that can crash networks, cause compliance errors, and delay the creation of new services. For more information, please visit http://6connect.com.

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