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Have Global IPv6 Deployments Really Slowed Down?

For those that are not closely involved with IPv6, it may seem like the emphasis on migration to the new addressing scheme is waning. But while the hue and cry over IPv6 may appear to have quieted down to a background noise since 2010-2011; a closer inspection would prove that perception to be quite false. What is IPv6 and why does it even matter? Simply put, when a device is on the Internet, it has its own specific address that it uses to commu…

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The Summer Blockbuster You’ve Been Waiting For: Cisco Wireless Release 8.0

…he problematic clients with weak RF links (sticky clients) and enable efficient load balancing across access. IPv6 infrastructure support allows IT administrators the ability to configure the entire WLAN infrastructure with IPv6 addresses and enable the communication between the Wireless Controller and AP, Prime Infrastructure, Radius Server and Mobility Services Engine using IPv6 throughout the network. Granular per user and per device polic…

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Global Internet Routing Table Reaches 512k Milestone

Written by Omar Santos, Incident Manager, Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) Security Research and Operations Since the early 1990s, we’ve watched as the number of entries on the Internet routing table has steadily grown. In 2008 the table reached 256,000 routes, triggering action by network administrators to ensure the continued growth of the Internet. Today we know that another significant milestone has been reached, as we o…

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New Software Release IOS-XE 3.6.0E/IOS 15.2(2)E Enables Lower TCO and Innovation

If you’ve ever had a situation where you urgently need new switching features or critical bug fixes, you’ll know why a new Cisco IOS software release is as precious as gold. In fact, a new software release can create big impact beyond features and bug fixes in many ways. For example, about 9 months ago, Cisco published its first converged software release (IOS-XE 3.5.0E/IOS 15.2(1)E) that allowed many Cisco switches such as Catalyst 4500-E, 4500…

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Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: Virtualized Services in an EPN World

…akes to make an EPN that delivers virtualized services: Virtualization Programmability and Control Convergence IPv6 also has a major role in service delivery for EPN and that was highlighted in part 1 of this blog.  Beyond the address scale and end-to-end addressing capability of IPv6, it also enables service flexibility.  The power of Policy Based Routing (PBR) is massively streamlined when the policy information is contained in the IPv6 sourc…

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