IPv6 removes the IP address scarcity by creating a new address space with vastly more potential addresses. IPv6 also provides many other benefits to service providers and end-users, such as improved efficiency, security, simplicity and Quality of Service (QoS), which IPv4 doesn’t have.
Our hardware-based solutions have hot swap redundant power supplies, solid state drives, Lights Out Management (LOM/IPMI) and Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory. The only moving parts are the fans, which are also hot swappable. Our appliance solution is based on standard hardware designed to be highly redundant and used in an Active – Standby pair for high availability. In either case, we highly recommend deploying redundant boxes. When deployed in high-availability pairs if a link is cut there is an immediate failover from one device to the other.