Networking specialist Brocade is pushing a software update which the company hopes will help businesses ease the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
The company said that ServerIron ADX version 12.3 will allow the application delivery switches to support networks running IPv4 or IPv6.
The transition to IPv6 has become a hot topic in recent months as government agencies have stepped up the call for enterprises to begin migrating to the new protocol.
By adding support for IPv4 and IPv6 to its application delivery switches, Brocade believes that it can help business take advantage of the increased scalability offered by IPv6.
"Our new software enhancements to the Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches provide organisations with greater choice to seamlessly adopt IPv6 while effectively doubling the performance of their existing ServerIron ADX switches immediately and at no cost," said Brocade vice president of enterprise and datacentre products Jason Nolet.
"This provides a scalable, high-performance application delivery solution that increases business agility and operational efficiency, especially in today's highly virtualised and emerging cloud-based environments."
The company said that appliances running the software update could see performance speeds double, while adding tools to help simplify management of the appliance.
Brocade said that the version 12.3 update will be generally available later this month as a free upgrade for users with service contracts. An update to version 12.3.1 is planned for release in May.
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