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Great news for those who want to use IPv6 in the cloud, Azure now has IPv6. The announcement came today on Microsoft’s Azure Blog at, Native IPv6 is now available for both Windows and Linux VMs.

Microsoft Azure is the second largest public cloud computing service after Amazon Web Services. Whilst Amazon has had support for IPv6 on its elastic load balancer and more recently its S3 storage platform, AWS does not yet support native IPv6 on VMs.

There remain a number of major cloud provides who still do not support IPv6. This includes Google’s cloud compute platform. We expect that Azure’s native IPv6 support will spur other suppliers to enable their services in the near future.

Erion is pleased to announce that we are running several of our world-leading IPv6 training courses as public events in London UK during October 2011. These include our Implementing IPv6, Securing IPv6 and Introduction to IPv6 courses.

From the 4th to the 7th October we are running our flagship 4-day Implementing IPv6 course. Developed over 13 years, this course covers all aspects of IPv6 in comprehensive detail and is ideal for all technical staff wishing to learn more about IPv6. This course includes extensive practical hands-on exercises. We will be running the Linux, Cisco IOS and Windows versions of this course in parallel. You have the option to chose to carry out hands-on exercises on Linux, Cisco IOS or Windows.

From the 10th to the 12th October we are running our 3-day Securing IPv6 course. This course includes a detailed analysis of the security risks associated with the introduction and deployment of the IPv6 protocol and how you should secure your network for IPv6. This course also includes extensive hands-on practical exercises, where you are able to use a number of IPv6 vulnerability testing tools and implement a range of IPv6 security features.

On the 13th October we are running our 1-day Introduction to IPv6 which is a comprehensive technical overview of IPv6.

Erion is the world’s leading provider of IPv6 training. We have the largest portfolio of IPv6 training courses, suitable for all audiences, covering all aspects of IPv6 on all major operating systems and platforms. Erion’s courses are certfieid by the IPv6 Forum and are part of the Erion IPv6 Certified training programme. In addition to our public IPv6 training schedule, we also provide IPv6 training as on-site courses and we provide Erion Modular IPv6 Training which allows for a bespoke training programme to be created based on our hundreds of IPv6 training modules.For further information please contact us on +44 (0)1422 207000, or through our web-site contact form.

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