IPv6 Availability by City

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
I had a thread about this on LET right before the hacks, I'd like to restart it now. I'm curious about how easy it is to get a VPS with IPv6 in certain cities. I already have several that I know about pretty well, but any you can help me find out more about is a plus. Here's what I've got (in vaguely alphabetical order), let's compare notes:

Atlanta: Iffy, only provider I know of is RamNode

Buffalo: Hahahahahaha

Dallas, Chicago, L.A.: Almost everywhere

Denver, Kansas City: Pretty decent availability

New Jersey: Good availability

NYC: Some availability, not many Low End Providers there so I'm not too familiar with it

Miami, Phoenix (PhoenixNAP): Good availability

Seattle: Not too much up there for servers generally, but what is there has some IPv6

 

My "coverage" of locations where Colocrossing operates is not "tainted" by them. In other words, yes, a lot of hosts operating with CC out of Dallas don't have IPv6, but since most other Dallas hosts do, I'm saying Dallas is good. A few locations I'm not sure on and would appreciate some help with are secondary Texas and California markets, Washington D.C. and nearby areas such as Baltimore, Philly, and Ashburn, and hosts in Ohio and Michgan.

 

Basically what I'm after here is to make up a list of cities such that if I need service in them, I know how likely it is that providers there have IPv6. I'm looking mostly for U.S. cities here, as most places where IPv4s are given out by organizations other than ARIN have found them to be too expensive and have already been forced to implement IPv6. Canadian cities fall under ARIN and I don't know much about there hosting/IPv6 situation, so if you know about them, chime in.
 

SkylarM

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
Not entirely familiar with other FL providers, but we do have IPv6 out of Jacksonville. 
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Not entirely familiar with other FL providers, but we do have IPv6 out of Jacksonville. 
That was the other thing I was wondering about: secondary FL markets. What other DCs are there in Jacksonville, and how is their IPv6 availability?

SecureDragon I believe has IPv6.  So Florida and Denver are good. 
Yes, correct. I knew about FrontRangeHosting in Denver, but forgot about SecureDragon. Denver is definitely a go with IPv6; they seem to be a pretty good exchange point for a lot of traffic within the U.S., so I guess it makes sense to have IPv6.
 

SkylarM

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
That was the other thing I was wondering about: secondary FL markets. What other DCs are there in Jacksonville, and how is their IPv6 availability?
Hoping somebody else has an answer to this question as I'm honestly not too sure who else is really offering IPv6 out of the Fl area or even jacksonville. I'd expect to add ServerComplete to the list whenever he decides to roll out IPv6 to his vps services, but outside of that I'm not too sure.
 

MCH-Phil

New Member
Verified Provider
Don't forgot about little ole me in North Carolina :p  We rolled out IPv6 to customers just last week :)
 

nunim

VPS Junkie
Hoping somebody else has an answer to this question as I'm honestly not too sure who else is really offering IPv6 out of the Fl area or even jacksonville.
ServerDragon is offering native IPv6 in Tampa.

Anthony is offering IPv6 out of Miami 

If you're trying to serve the Florida market the best place for your VPS is Atlanta.

I don't really understand this list, just because the lowend provider pool is slow to adopt IPv6 doesn't mean it's not available in these places.  The reason the lowend market is so slow is that 7/10 providers seem to be hosted entirely on ColoCrossing these days and they don't want to spend the funds.

And since most end users don't know or care about IPv6, there isn't that much incentive for providers or ISPs to upgrade.  AT&T's IPv6 implementation makes me want to puke, and they still won't offer it to me.
 
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Magiobiwan

Insert Witty Statement Here
Verified Provider
My ISP doesn't have IPv6. Anywhere. Their peering is also crap. Anything that's going non-local from my area goes out either by Abovenet or by XO Communications. They have a lot of local peers though. But nowhere do thu have IPv6
 

Tux

DigitialOcean? lel
My ISP has crappy connectivity. What Telia, HE, Comcast, or nLayer doesn't catch goes to Cogent.
 

kaniini

Beware the bunny-rabbit!
Verified Provider
Phoenix (PhoenixNAP): Good availability
PhoenixNAP itself does not provide IPv6.  A lot of the companies in PhoenixNAP are actually with IOFLOOD, which does provide IPv6.

A little bird told me that PhoenixNAP's netops team is simply too lazy to configure IPv6 on their newly purchased Brocade equipment.  And of course, their sales reps say that "IPv6 is irrelevant until people actually use it."

Way to be part of the problem, I guess...
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
As far as I know, right now, both BuyVM locations are IPv6 tunneled only.
BGP tunneled :) Still a tunnel but at least whenever Rob gets around to V6 it won't require a renumbering for users.

Francisco
 

KuJoe

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
Woot! IPv6 is finally free from ARIN! Just put in my request to them a few minutes ago so we can start using our own IPs instead of IPs from our data center. :)
 

kaniini

Beware the bunny-rabbit!
Verified Provider
Woot! IPv6 is finally free from ARIN! Just put in my request to them a few minutes ago so we can start using our own IPs instead of IPs from our data center. :)
IIRC, they were giving out free IPv6 /32's if you had a /22 or larger for some time.  Or is this a new development?
 

KuJoe

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
IIRC, they were giving out free IPv6 /32's if you had a /22 or larger for some time.  Or is this a new development?
I ordered a /32 in 2012 and received an invoice for $1687.50 with a 2013 renewal fee of $2250 and we have 3 /22s. :(
 
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