Dotcom-Monitor Announces New IPv6 Web Performance Monitoring
Minneapolis, Sept. 8, 2008 – Dotcom-Monitor announced today that it is adding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) monitoring to its external web-performance monitoring services. Using Dotcom-Monitor, companies and organizations deploying IPv6-enabled websites can now monitor website accessibility, availability and performance from an external user’s perspective.
“IPv6 is the future of the Internet, and performance monitoring will be even more critical as a far greater number of devices are connected,” said Vadim Mazo, founder and chief technical officer of Dotcom-Monitor. “Increasingly, more companies and organizations are making the switch to IPv6, and our monitoring service helps ensure that Ipv6-enabled websites and web applications are performing as expected.”
IPv6 is the essential backbone protocol for next-generation networking on the Internet, and is replacing the current IPv4 standard. All devices that are connected to the Internet have a unique IP address as an identifier, and IPv4 can support approximately 4 billion unique addresses. It is widely estimated that all IPv4 IP addresses will be exhausted by 2011. In comparison, IPv6 will support approximately 1 doudecillion (10 to the 38th power) IP addresses.
Dotcom-Monitor is deploying monitoring for native IPv6 end-to-end transport as well as for IPv6-over-IPv4 encapsulation, which is also known as tunneling. A number of Internet powerhouses, including Google and Alta Vista, have deployed IPv6-accessible websites, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics featured the first-ever IPv6 Olympics website as part of the world’s largest end-to-end IPv6 network. Operating systems, such as the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, include IPv6 support.
Dotcom-Monitor is an external performance monitoring service. Using computer agents strategically located in cities around the globe, Dotcom-Monitor checks websites and web applications as often as once every minute. As an external service, Dotcom-Monitor accesses websites using the same Internet services as end users, providing a true view into end-user connectivity. Dotcom-Monitor provides instant notification whenever a problem occurs.
Dotcom-Monitor’s customers include financial services companies, healthcare providers, international manufacturers, media outlets, online retailers and governmental organizations worldwide.
Dotcom-Monitor is the leader and innovator in advanced website monitoring services. Founded in 1998, Dotcom-Monitor has helped over 3,000 companies save money by insuring maximum website uptime—at a cost up to 50 percent less than other services. Dotcom-Monitor watches businesses from the outside by simulating real-world, end-user actions. The company ensures that clients are open for business around the world, 24 hours a day. No additional or no hardware is required to use Dotcom-Monitor’s services. For more about Dotcom-Monitor, go to www.dotcom-monitor.com.