Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) announced that its customers can now create IPv6-only virtual private cloud (VPC) networks.
“This feature is ideal if you have workloads, such as applicationsserverless and containers, which consume a large number of IP addresses ", note Rohit Aswani and Aditya Santhanam of AWS, hailing the announcement as monumental.
The duo add that this new capability is ideal for IP-hungry workloads , such as serverless and container applications. With around 18 quintillion IP addresses on offer, IPv6 can help users break free from the constraints of IPv4 address space.
Development Report, target The registry notes that all major cloud players, including AWS, Microsoft Azure , and Google Cloud supports dual network stacks that support load IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
However r, AWS has surpassed its competition with the launch of this capability to create IPv6-only networks. And there are real benefits to having this capability.
"With this launch, you will be able to meet the demands of 'adoption of thIPv6 network environments uniquely defined by US federal government agencies and minimize the need for software or translation systems, thus creating a simplified IPv6-only architecture, ”explains the duo.
The only requirement imposed by AWS for using IPv6 networks only is that Elastic Compute Cloud ( EC2 ) must be built on Nitro System , which is AWS 's custom collection of hardware (Nitro card) and software (hypervisor Nitro).
IPv6 Subnets Only, EC2 Entries IPv6 Only Rates and resource-based naming are available to all AWS users at no additional cost.