As you may know, June 8th is going to be an important day for the Internet!
It is World IPv6 Day : http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/
This day for 24 hours, most of the majors content providers will enable IPv6 on their front door.
www.cisco.com is going to be one of these web sites that will be reachable on IPv6 Internet, among 100’s of others globally, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, Akamai and many more. You can see the complete list of participants here.
Notably, many of the Federal Government Agencies are also participating such as:
National Library of Medicine
United States Federal Aviation Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
United States Office of Personnel Management
National Technical Information Service
United States Census Bureau
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Cisco has been very much leading the industry through this transition. The TAC (technical Assistance Center) and the service organization will support both the planning phase of World IPv6 Day, as well as providing customer support.
Government has been at the forefront of IPv6, and should continue to take the lead on this effort. Please read our whitepaper on the subject (you have to register) and check out our Federal IPv6 Site.
And I’ll make this offer -- any Government Agency that would like to participate in World IPv6 Day but needs a little help through the transition, please write me directly and we’ll get you lots of help.
Cisco was recently awarded three separate government cryptographic validations in network routing for 12 of its newest Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.
The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich mediacollaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings.
The newly validated FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Cryptographic validated products include:
- FIPS #1520 Cisco 1905, Cisco 1921, Cisco 1941, Cisco 2901, Cisco 2911, and Cisco 2921 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
- FIPS#1521 Cisco 2951, Cisco 3925, and Cisco 3945 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
- FIPS #1529 Cisco 881, Cisco 881G, and Cisco 891 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
Join Cisco for a technical seminar on planning for IPv6 transition. Along with Cisco technical experts and other customers, you will get an in-depth look at planning and technical considerations based on Cisco’s Preserve, Prepare and Prosper strategy. These workshops can accommodate between 40 and 50 people and will begin the week of May 23rd, 2011 and run through June 28th, 2011.
The topics of these technical sessions are as follows:
- Project timelines
- IPv6 planning and considerations
- Readiness assessment (application and network)
- What to ask of Service Providers
- Transition strategies (dual stack, translation, tunneling, etc)
- Requirements gathering and drivers
- Migration challenges
- What Cisco is doing for World IPv6 Day (optional)
These workshops are open to all theaters and segments, featuring:
- Three hours of combined sales and customer training
- Between two and four hours of hands on virtual lab training with Cisco’s GOLD lab
Customer-to-customer TelePresence sessions to share best practices (certain locations only)
Training will be hosted in the following cities:
- Herndon, Virginia
- New York City, New York
Please REGISTER HERE
For more information, please contact:
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