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  • IPv6 basics: Your guide to living in an IPv6 world

    As Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses continue to diminish to the point of exhaustion, cloud providers and network administrators will soon be forced to start making nice with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 is the latest version of the IP and is essentially an IPv4 upgrade that lengthened IP addresses from 32 bits to 128 bits. Understanding the importance of IPv6 readiness and capabilities can improve your cloud offerings, but it's hard to take advantage of something you don't fully understand. The editors at SearchCloudProvider realize that it can be hard to wrap your head around all of this IPv6 chatter and hype, so we've put together all of our IPv6-related resources in one easy-to-navigate location. Take some time to explore the IPv6 basics with our tips and expert responses, brought to you by IPv6 and cloud computing expert Ciprian Popoviciu, and find out how to take full advantage of all that IPv6 has to offer.

  • Go green or go home: Green cloud computing guide for service providers

    As demand for cloud services continues to increase, so too does the energy consumption of service providers' data centers and, ultimately, their negative impact on the environment. Although some providers are actively trying to reduce the irreversible damage that high-carbon emissions their facilities wreak on the environment, most providers have other prerogatives that take precedence.

    Environmental responsibility for its own sake might not be topping the priority lists of many cloud providers, but perhaps it should. Here's why: High energy consumption results in high operational costs, which eat away at overall profits.

    Going green doesn't have to be a daunting task. has many resources that can help you explore ways to improve energy efficiency in your cloud services environment without hassle.