Sahara Net Launches IPv6 services
Sahara Net announced the readiness to provide IPv6 based Internet services. Engineer Kais Al-Essa, the Operations & Technical Services Manager in Sahara Net commented “We are very proud, and this is a great achievement for Sahara Net as we are the 1st and only ISP to provide such service in Saudi Arabia and the 2nd in the Gulf region after Qtel in Qatar”
In the same time, the company has officially launched the new website for the service http://ipv6.sahara.com/ which is aimed at explaining what IPv6 is, along with its benefits and many additional technical information related to the service. One of the most important aspects pushing adoption of IPv6 today is the fact that the current dominant protocol IPv4 will be completely exhausted within 2 years. Such a short period means that all government and private sectors need to work immediately to prepare for the use of IPv6 in their networks and services.
The announcement was made during Sahara Net’s participation in Dubai’s GITEX 2009 exhibition. In addition, Al-Essa also announced that his company is in the final stages of launching their new Data Center which has been prepared according the latest technical developments and advancements. It is also made to conform with the highest Data Center standards. Therefore, Sahara Net is ready to service and host equipment and applications by any international or local organization that is seeking a reliable and advanced Data Center.