imgix has launched support for IPv6 connectivity on the imgix CDN. It is available to all imgix customers immediately.
Why IPv6 matters for your images
As more devices join the global Internet community, especially in newly emerging markets, the availability of IPv4 addresses has largely been exhausted. Over time, this means that more and more end-user traffic to IPv4-only services must be routed through IPv6-to-IPv4 gateway services, such as carrier grade NAT devices operated by ISPs and mobile carriers. This allows new devices to access every site on the Internet, but performance may suffer as a result.
IPv6 adoption has grown slowly, but has recently begun to accelerate. This traffic now accounts for over 10% of global Internet traffic, and considerably more when only mobile device networks are considered. Recent studies have shown that native IPv6 connectivity can have a significant positive performance impact on content delivery.
By offering native IPv6 connectivity to all of our customers, we are eliminating this bottleneck. All end-user devices on the Internet will be able to utilize their preferred path, whether IPv4 or IPv6, to connect to the imgix CDN and obtain your images as fast as possible.
No setup required
IPv6 connectivity is automatically enabled for all imgix CDN customers. No configuration is required for your imgix Source and we handle DNS for you. IPv6 connectivity to origin servers is not currently offered. Our CDN pricing remains the same: one flat per-gigabyte rate for each of our 50+ worldwide edge nodes, with no additional charges for the number or types of requests.
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