IPv6 Articles

  • apacipv6

    The Growth of IPv6 in the Asia Pacific Region

    February 5, 2019

    IPv6 was created to increase the number of available devices directly connected to the internet from 4 billion to too many to count by increasing the address space from 32bits to 128bits. In some ways, IPv6 was made for countries that will need to bring millions of users to the internet in the coming years. Today, finding IPv4 space is difficult and expensive...

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    Celebrating World IPv6 Launch Day (And Six Years of IPv6) at LinkedIn

    June 6, 2018

    It has been seven years since the World IPv6 Day (Aug. 6, 2011), which was the first large-scale test of IPv6 for 24 hours on major internet web sites, and it has been six years since the World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6, 2012, which got many sites to definitively offer their services over IPv6. With the Internet Society, LinkedIn is celebrating the anniversary...

  • dualstack1

    Enabling Dual Stack on LinkedIn CDNs

    January 19, 2018

    Co-authors: Erin Atkinson and Bhaskar Bhowmik   A few months ago, LinkedIn surpassed the 50% IPv6 traffic milestone. In this post, we will look into the methodology we adopted to measure performance as we enabled IPv6 on our content delivery networks (CDNs), and share some key results of our performance analysis. We hope this information will help readers who...

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    LinkedIn Passes IPv6 Milestone

    July 25, 2017

    Earlier this month, and for the first time in our company’s history, more than 50% of pages on LinkedIn were accessed over IPv6 from...

  • feature7

    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part III: The Elephant in the Room

    November 10, 2016

    Coauthor: Tim Crofts   The LinkedIn site has been available to the public over IPv6 since 2014, and our employees have been able to...

  • IPv6

    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part II

    August 9, 2016

    Coauthor: Tim Crofts In Part I of this series, we explained why we decided to move our internal network over to IPv6. The LinkedIn...