This month, A10 announced Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) version 2.6.4, offering new features and enhancements for IPv6 migration and IPv4 preservation solutions. While organizations address IPv4 address exhaustion and migrations to IPv6, the two protocols will exist in tandem; however being natively incompatible the protocols require sophisticated solutions that enable connectivity and communication.
New in ACOS 2.6.4, all 64-bit AX Series hardware appliances now support NAT64/DNS64, in addition to existing Large-scale NAT (LSN)/Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), Dual-stack Lite (DS-Lite) and standard IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack solutions, at no additional cost. NAT64/DNS64 can be deployed as a single AX Series platform solution with existing IPv4 DNS servers, or the NAT64 component can be used with third party advanced DNS servers that support DNS64 for additional DNS functionality, such as solutions from A10 partner Infoblox.
NAT64/DNS64: NAT64 and DNS64 are complementary mechanisms that enable IPv6 only clients to access previously unavailable IPv4 only servers and content, making IPv6 more viable as a production protocol.
- DNS64 - Allows the resolution of addresses from IPv4-only networks for IPv6-only clients by creating synthesized IPv6 AAAA records for hosts where no AAAA record is available.
- NAT64 - Enables IPv6-only hosts to contact IPv4-only resources. The AX Series NAT64 solution is also interoperable with 3rd party DNS64 options from partners such as Infoblox.
All AX Series hardware appliance features are available without extra licensing fees for performance or features, including all IPv6 migration and IPv4 preservation technologies. Contact us today to discuss techniques for your IPv6 Migration or IPv4 Preservation initiatives.
Read the press release
Read the A10 and Infoblox NAT64/DNS64 Solution Brief