BEIJING, 15 May 2013 - Held in Beijing recently, the 2013 Global IPv6 Summit featured a state-of-the-art information and product show themed about IPv6 implementation. Underpinned by its business strategy that centers on “simple networking” and a series of “Cloud Networking” products, China’s leading network solutions provider Ruijie Networks, a key participant in the conference, showcased the optimal path towards IPv6 for enterprises. 
                                     Mr. Yang Hongfei, General Manager of Ruijie Networks Products and Solutions Marketing Department
Guided by the 12th Five-Year Plan, China’s IPv6 Internet industry is advancing rapidly. Last year, China’s three leading telecom operators – China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom – acquired a massive number of IPv6 addresses. So far in 2013, they have transformed their networks to support dual stacks and launched a range of commercial trials in dozens of cities and provinces. Millions of new IPv6-based terminals are expected to reach general subscribers. According to the plan formulated by the National Development and Reform Commission, as many as 2001 counties, 332 prefecture-level cities, 34 provinces, and over 5,000 government departments at county level or above will have set up e-government networks, and 117 centrally controlled enterprises and 2,138 institutions of higher learning will have upgraded to IPv6 by the end of 2015. The IPv6 boom creates new opportunities and challenges, and also a huge market for the Internet industry. 
During the conference, Mr. Yang Hongfei, General Manager of Ruijie Networks Products and Solutions Marketing Department, shared his insights about the changing market landscape for IPv6 and next-generation Internet applications: “The IPv6-based next-generation Internet will be a world dominated by apps. Enterprises will focus more on services rather than on the Internet to offer high quality services anytime anywhere on demand. This catalyzes changes in global networks and also shapes the needs of enterprises. Users demand better services and simpler networks. This echoes our vision to offer future-proof network simplicity solutions.” As part of the vision, Ruijie incorporates commercial IPv6 capabilities into its extensive lineup of products. We offer end-to-end networking solutions from core to access layers that span network construction, security, operation and maintenance.   Besides, our solutions help users to migrate easily from IPv4 to IPv6, building and managing next-generation networks in a simple and efficient manner. 
The network architecture has no significant change over the past decade, but network devices and protocols are becoming increasingly diversified, complicating network construction and maintenance tasks. The challenge will become more serious, as IPv6 applications such as IP-based terminals and Internet of Things are deployed on a massive scale. Regarding IPv6 network architecture, Mr. Xiang Xiaosheng, Ruijie Networks Switch and Datacenter Product Director, said in his speech that ultra-large traffic peaks may push the throughput limits designed for conventional core equipment given unlimited numbers of IPv6 addresses and access terminals. Ruijie’s RGOS system can optimize the distribution and allocation of network IT resources based on modular and programmable concepts. Geared to the development and integration of data centers and campus networks, Ruijie has developed the Newton 18000 series, the industry’s first “Cloud Networking”-based core switch. In addition to the world's highest board performance and lowest time delay, the switch provides state-of-the-art virtualization technology, which enables users to allocate network resources as required and thus supports a complete range of IPv6 services. 
Security presents another challenge not only to network construction but also to the IPv6 network environment. At the beginning of 2013, Ruijie unveiled the RG-WALL 1600 high-performance ultra-10G firewall, which was the industry’s first to be jointly certified by China Information Technology Security Evaluation Center and the Quality Monitoring & Testing Center for Computer Information System Security Products of the Ministry of Public Security. The firewall provides a solid safeguard for China’s IPv6-based Internet construction and also paves the way for users to create a broader range of applications for next-generation networks.