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IIIT-Director Prof S Sadagopan ( extreme right) on a walk around of the new Unified Communications Centre, soon after its inauguration on January 11. Also seen beside him right to left are Biswanath Bhattacharya, vice president, Technology Services, HP India, Prof Debabrata Das, IIIT-B and Uday Birje, HP Network Country Manager. INDIATECHONLINE photo
 
 
HP evangelises IPv6; creates testbed and lab at IIIT Bangalore

Bangalore January 15: Hewlett Packard has partnered with the state government of Karnataka to help organizations in India's silicon state make a smooth transition to IPv6, the next iteration of the Internet Protocol, slated to take over even as the current version, IPv4 is all set to put up a 'house full' sign. This is slated to be a pilot project that HP hopes to widen to other Indian states. The Karnataka pilot aims to identify major the challenges for organizations in adopting IPv6; develop solutions for these challenges through education, technology and process improvements; provide advice and resource for enterprises and government bodies in Karnataka ... and in the long run actively promote the adoption of IPv6 in India.
To evangelise IPv6 and build strength in the state for a rapid upgrade, HP has simultaneously joined hands with the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore to set up a Unified Communication & Collaboration (UC&C) Innovation Centre at IIIT-B. The key technologies which are being showcased at the Centre are Multivendor Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 Network; Multiple techniques for migration to IPv6; Unified Communication and IPv6; Enterprise Mobility and Video conferencing.
“The benefits of the internet arise from the collaborative technology it offers to businesses, government, professionals, academics and individuals. IPv6 is the next step in the evolution of the internet, offering end-users the potential to build more secure and scalable networks,” says  IIIT-B Director Prof. S. Sadagopan, “The Network University platform is a concerted effort to bring awareness on new networking technologies like IPv6 and Unified Communication and propagate its widespread deployment within India.”
HP has partnered with Polycom and Microsoft to set up the Innovation Centre.