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

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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.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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

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