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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock 250

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alphadogg (971356) writes "Microsoft has been forced to start using its global stock of IPv4 addresses to keep its Azure cloud service afloat in the U.S., highlighting the growing importance of making the shift to IP version 6. The newer version of the Internet Protocol adds an almost inexhaustible number of addresses thanks to a 128-bit long address field, compared to the 32 bits used by version 4. The IPv4 address space has been fully assigned in the U.S., meaning there are no additional addresses available, Microsoft said in a blog post earlier this week. This requires the company to use the IPv4 address space available to it globally for new services, it said."
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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

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    by v1 (525388) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @02:30PM (#47237217) Homepage Journal

    there are no additional addresses available, Microsoft said in a blog post earlier this week. This requires the company to use the IPv4 address space available to it globally for new services,

    OR they could migrate those services to IPv6??

    Considering how much bashing MS gets for not being a leader, this would have made a really good opportunity for them.

    (I hate it when people say they're doing something because they were "forced" or "had no choice", when in reality, they had aa choice, they made a choice, and now don't want to take ownership of the outcome)

  • by Enry (630) <enry@wayga.FORTRANnet minus language> on Saturday June 14, 2014 @02:46PM (#47237289) Journal

    It means that when I deployed a new virtual desktop in Azure and specified "East US" as the data center location, services that looked at the IP address thought I was in Brazil or Germany. Which played hell with Google when I started Chrome because it customized the language for the area it thought I was in. That explains a lot.

  • by dbIII (701233) on Sunday June 15, 2014 @04:21AM (#47239555)
    Maybe not - the physical embodiment of IPv7 is really scary in fiction :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Experiments_Lain

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