IPv6 Now Available on SP// Edge Compute Workloads
Here at StackPath, we’ve been working hard to provide you with the most cutting-edge and versatile edge compute platform. With the internet exponentially growing and 5G on the cusp of widespread adoption, SP// (StackPath) Edge Compute workloads come just in time to service your computational requirements.
What is new?
StackPath edge compute now offers the ability for users to create, configure, and manage edge compute workloads using IPv4/v6 (dual stack) with IPv4 anycast IP addressing. Run virtual machines (VMs) and operating systems and securely communicate across an even broader range of CDIR addresses while running both IPv4/IPv6 simultaneously.
As part of our mission to provide seamless connectivity, our IPv6 footprint also covers the same geographic footprint as our existing StackPath network.
How can you use it?
IPv6 utilizes 128-bit addressing and eliminates the need for routers to recalculate IP checksums. By handling this function in the Layer 2 switching and Layer 4 transport protocol, you can handle even more summary and hierarchical routing schemes. With SP// Edge Compute workloads, we made this easy for you by simplifying the process to just a simple drop-down menu. When you create a SP// Edge Compute workload with IPv4/v6 selected, you can specify custom addressing commands or let our native IP Addressing Manager (IPAM) handle the translation and routing to ensure your data packets are properly handled. When you run IPv4/v6 (dual-stack) workloads on StackPath’s EdgeEngine™, we can unblock accessibility issues by enabling your application to communicate over both IPv4 and IPv6 routes—public and private.
What does this mean for you?
As an added benefit of using StackPath’s EdgeEngine, all edge compute workloads natively reside in their own virtual private cloud (VPC). This means you can still leverage the same fast and powerful Edge VM platforms nearest you to execute your business needs at the lowest possible latency, securely, and without noisy neighbors impeding your workflows. You can also seamlessly transport data throughout your VPC at lighting speeds from one SP// PoP to another without having to egress over public internet (saving you transit costs and enhancing network latency performance).
Run your workloads fast, securely, and globally on SP// Edge Compute. Get ready for the future of the internet with an IPv6-supported platform.