Cerberus recognises that the Internet’s popularity is growing every day. However, in the early 80s those who designed the current IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) system in use today could not have predicted how phenomenally successful the Internet would be. IPv4 was designed with a limit of 4.2 billion addresses (232) and these are nearing exhaustion. IPv6, which has been in development since the 90s supports 2128 possible addresses and this number is unlikely to be exhausted in our lifetime.
We have embraced IPv4’s successor, IPv6, and have maintained IPv6 address space ever since we became a RIPE member. We support IPv6 across our core network and wherever possible have enabled IPv6 with our peers and transit providers. Cerberus has successfully undergone IPv6 forum certification. This can be verified by clicking on the IPv6 logo.
After successful tests across our connectivity product range Cerberus is rolling out IPv6 at no extra cost to new and existing customers whose equipment supports it .
We will continue to provide IPv4 space sparingly in parallel with ample IPv6 space until our remaining IPv4 allocation is exhausted. After this time we will supply IPv6 only connections with IPv4 translation / Carrier Grade NAT to provide access to IPv4 hosts who have not yet upgraded to support IPv6.