“Unlock the Power of Hybrid – Deep Dive 1 – Azure AD Now Supports IPV6 Protocols”

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Wired for Hybrid – Deep Dive 1: Azure AD Introduces Support for IPV6
Introduction to IPV6
A few years ago, Microsoft released the IPv6 protocol, an updated version of the traditional IPv4 protocol. IPv6 is a major upgrade from IPv4, offering improved scalability, a larger address space, and better security. Microsoft has now taken the next step and added IPv6 support to Azure AD, allowing Azure AD to provide a secure, reliable connection to your on-premise environment and to enable integration with other cloud services.

What is IPv6?
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is a new version of the standard protocol used to connect devices on the Internet. It is an upgrade from the previous IPv4 protocol and offers improved scalability and a larger address space. It also provides better security, allowing for authentication and encryption of data as well as improved routing.

Benefits of IPv6
The main benefit of IPv6 is that it provides a larger address space. The IPv4 protocol was limited to a 32-bit address space, meaning that it could only support 4.3 billion devices. IPv6 has a 128-bit address space, which can support 2^128 devices – or 340 undecillion devices. This much larger address space allows for more devices to be connected to the Internet, providing increased scalability and reliability.

In addition to a larger address space, IPv6 also provides better security. IPv6 supports authentication and encryption of data, and it also provides improved routing, allowing for better performance and more efficient use of network resources.

IPv6 Support for Azure AD
Microsoft has now added IPv6 support to Azure AD, allowing it to provide a secure, reliable connection to your on-premise environment and to enable integration with other cloud services. Azure AD now supports both IPv4 and IPv6, allowing organizations to migrate their existing IPv4-based applications and services to the cloud while still taking advantage of the latest security measures.

Conclusion
Microsoft’s addition of IPv6 support to Azure AD is a major step forward in providing a secure, reliable cloud-based solution for organizations. The larger address space and improved security of IPv6 will allow organizations to migrate their applications and services to the cloud with confidence. Microsoft’s continued support for IPv6 will ensure that organizations are able to take full advantage of the cloud and its many benefits.
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