Firm donates equipment, software licenses to CIT-U-A A +A
Sunday, January 6, 2013
INFOWEAPONS Corp. recently donated IPv6-ready equipment and software licenses to the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U).
Aimed at promoting IPv6 awareness locally and help teachers and students gain knowledge in IPv6 and related technologies, the donation included three HP Proliant DL DL145 G2 rack-mount servers, one 4U rack-mount server and a half-height 19-inch rack.
Also included were perpetual licenses for SolidDNS® and SolidGate™ appliances, both products of InfoWeapons, a Cebu-based technology company that creates and markets network appliances that run on both legacy and IPv6 networks. The two appliances will be used to set up an IPv6 test bed in the CIT-U campus.
“As a company based in Cebu, InfoWeapons can fully attest to the talent and ingenuity of Cebuano programmers and engineers. As a matter of fact, a CIT-U alumnus heads our IPv6 testing center, one of only seven in the world accredited to certify products for IPv6 readiness,” InfoWeapons chairman and chief technology officer Lawrence E. Hughes said.
“This donation is our small contribution to help CIT-U and local universities gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience with IPv6, which is the underlying protocol of the next Internet. Our hope is for CIT-U to produce highly qualified IPv6 engineers in the years to come,” he added.
Three faculty members of CIT-U’s College of Computer Studies also received free training for the certification course to become IPv6 forum certified network engineer.
The training was conducted by Hughes last Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16.
Witnessed by faculty members, the signing ceremony of the deed of donation was held last Dec. 6 on the occasion of CIT-U’s 66th founding anniversary. Present during the ceremony were CIT-U vice president for administration John Gregory B. Escario, Hughes and Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, dean of the College of Computer Studies.
IPv6 is the latest version of the primary protocol on which the Internet is built. It
was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force to replace the older IPv4 and tackle the depletion of the IPv4 address space.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 07, 2013.