Allied Telesis solutions offer the same levels of performance, high availability and manageability for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. As you move from a current IPv4 network to a next generation IPv6 network, some transition will be required to ensure the new network will communicate with other local and remote devices and systems. Allied Telesis provide two mechanisms to facilitate this transition; dual stack and tunnelling.
With dual stacking, IPv4 and IPv6 can co-exist seamlessly on the same equipment, using equivalent routing protocols, within the same topology. An organization can be confident that the network will support their transition from IPv4 to IPv6 at a pace that suits them. Their IPv6 network can be overlaid on the same equipment, in the same physical and logical layout, as their original IPv4 network.
The equipment can be managed equally by IPv4 or IPv6, enabling a smooth transition of the network management infrastructure as well.
Tunnelling allows IPv6 traffic to be encapsulated within IPv4 packets. This means an organization wishing to move to IPv6 can do so even if their Internet and other remote connectivity still require IPv4.