The RLT Blog

Stock Up On IPv4 Today

When we visit our favorite websites or social media platforms, we tend to forget what we are really seeing is not a bunch of images and videos but a combination of ones and zeroes from just devices talking to each other. During the early days of the Internet, programmers and engineers created a system of unique identifiers known as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses so that computers could communicate with each other over a network. As systems grew more complex, the fourth version of this model was eventually adopted across the world, giving birth to IPv4. This created a system of 4.3 billion 32 bit numerical combinations that uniquely identify a device. Nonetheless, as we have discussed in a previous blog, […]

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Ensuring Your Website’s Success with a High Availability Network

A 1998 IBM Global Service report estimates that unavailable network services cost American businesses $4.5 billion annually. That was nearly twenty years ago. Imagine the exponential growth in losses that have occurred since then as computer usage has expanded across the world. Network reliability is one of the essential ingredients ensuring the success of your online platform. There are few things that will drive your customers away faster than receiving error messages or your site being down for maintenance. In today’s highly connected world, a website needs to be operational 24/7 in order to be prepared for users in different time zones trying to use your site. This short guide will explain the importance of high availability networks and how […]

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Computer Network

IPv4 Depletion: Reasons to migrate over to IPv6

Most people don’t pay too much attention to how their computers work. The most important thing is that they work. However, whether you are in IT or just addicted to Netflix, a serious problem that has been on the horizon for decades is about to come to fruition. Every digital device we use has an IP address which is, essentially the vehicle that allows you to access the Internet, among other networking functions. The problem is that when the regulating standards were being designed back in the 1980’s, there were only a set number of potential IP addresses that could be created (4.3 billion to be exact). Remember, these are the pre-smartphone days and before most people, even in wealthy […]

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