Around the world, organisations have been gearing up for World IPv6 Day -- a widespread, global ‘test flight’ for IPv6.
Participants include technology providers like Cisco plus content providers and other industry players who will come together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for at least 24 hours.
Earlier this year IANA announced that they had allocated the last remaining IPv4 addresses. At the same time, with changing regulatory requirements, more global organisations are having to more to IPv6.
In the meantime, we have a plethora of new devices appearing and more people than ever getting connected to the Internet worldwide. For content providers, connecting to a global audience is a key factor driving the move towards IPv6.
So, what is Cisco doing to help customers? Our message to customers is very simple:
Preserve your current investment by auditing the existing system; then
Prepare by making a plan and starting a managed migration, even if only in one focused part of the network; this ensures one will
Prosper through the transition to a full IPv6-enabled Internet experience.
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Tags: Address Exhaustion, Borderless Networks, ipv4, IPv6, World IPv6 Day
Think greater capacity . . . simplified network operations . . . reduced costs . . . simplified transition to IPv6.
Cisco today announced major advancements to its ASR 9000 series of edge routers. These will dramatically increase capabilities at the network edge and make it simpler for service providers to architect the next generation of the Internet to be more visual, mobile and virtual.
- The New Cisco ASR 9000 system: Cisco is expanding the Cisco ASR 9000 Series with new routers and high-density 10G and 100G interfaces for the network edge, as well as a new router for the network aggregation layer. These will help deliver a single system to support new video, mobile and cloud services.
- Innovative Network Virtualization Technology: Cisco nV (network virtualization) technology intelligently blends the network edge, aggregation and access layers into a single Cisco ASR 9000 system to simplify operation, increase network capacity and accelerate IPv6 services.
- Superior Network Capacity: Enabled by Cisco nV technology, the new Cisco ASR 9000 system offers an industry-leading system capability of 96 terabits per second. A single Cisco ASR 9000 could, for example, stream recordings of all Super Bowls, World Cup and Cricket World Cup matches ever played in less than a second.
- Simplified Network Operations: The Cisco nV technology helps lower operating costs by up to 70 percent* (when compared with competing edge platforms), enabling return on investment in less than one year. (*ACG Research*). This capability is available to the more than 500 existing Cisco ASR 9000 customers with a simple upgrade.
- Simplify IPv6 and Cisco Videoscape Transition: Cisco Integrated Service Module (ISM) with Cisco nV technology provides a single touch point for carrier-grade IPv6 deployment across thousands of devices. Cisco Videoscape technology is supported with the Cisco Integrated Service Module for caching, streaming and monitoring to optimize and monetize the video experience.
Many of the world’s leading service providers — such as China Telecom, Tata Communications, Fastweb, NTT Plala and Cox Communications — are deploying the ASR 9000 family (See announcements made over the past few days), joining the more than 500 service provider customers of the ASR 9000 family.
Those of you that already know @MarieHattar will understand why I am really excited about being able to give you this opportunity to chat directly with her via Twitter on June 8th.
In the last six months alone, Marie has been to Mumbai to deliver the keynote at Interop Mumbai, to Paris to talk about technology in the luxury goods industry and to New Orleans for Cisco’s own Partner Summit. During the chat, Marie hopes to answer any questions you may have about the network as a strategic business asset. She also plans to share global customer case studies and other anecdotes from her travels.
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Time: 09.30 – 10.00 PT [12.30 – 13.00 ET / 18.30 – 19.00 Central European Time ]
Hashtags: #engn #cisco
We hope you will be able to join us for this chat. If you would like to ask any questions or suggest topics ahead of time, please DM @MaleeD or get in touch via email.
Thank you and we look forward to chatting with you then!
Tags: ENGN, Good Enough Networks, Marie Hattar, tweetchat
First Wind, an independent energy company focused on utility-scale wind projects in the U.S., is using communications technology to more efficiently manage their operations and produce wind power. They have deployed a unified Cisco network throughout various parts of its operations to support data, video and voice communications for lowered costs and greater reliability. And on May 25, Cisco and GE announced that they will work together to provide wireless connectivity to the First Wind’s site in Milford, Utah.
Read more about the advancements by First Wind to make their wind and business operations more efficient and effective in Laura Ipsen’s (SVP/GM for Cisco Connected Energy) blog post.
Tags: Energy, Smart Grid
Over the past several years, Cisco introduced and has regularly updated and expanded its Visual Networking Index (VNI), which projects IP traffic trends based upon independent analyst forecasts, usage surveys from operators and other primary research. The VNI has become a valuable resource – described by some as an “industry standard”.
Today, Cisco announced the latest edition of the VNI, covering the period 2010-2015. It includes findings such as:
- The number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world’s population, by 2015.
- The total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.
- The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010.
Global IP traffic is on the verge of reaching 1 zettabyte – which is equal to a sextillion bytes, or a trillion gigabytes. Cisco has identified four primary drivers of growth:
- An increasing number of devices: The proliferation of tablets, mobile phones, connected appliances and other smart machines is driving demand for connectivity. By 2015, there will be more than two connections for each person on earth.
- More Internet users: By 2015, there will be nearly 3 billion Internet users --more than 40 percent of the world’s projected population.
- Faster broadband speed: The average fixed broadband speed is expected to increase four-fold, from 7 megabits per second in 2010 to 28 Mbps in 2015.
- More video: By 2015, 1 million video minutes --the equivalent of 674 days --will traverse the Internet every second.
Following is a URL to a video about this new version of the VNI:
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In addition, relevant documents and information are available at http://www.cisco.com/go/vni.
If you have further questions after watching the VoD and reading the relevant information, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.