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IPv6 First-Hop-Security

If you’ve worked with networking sometime in the last decade, I’m sure you’ve heard of this thing called IPv6. IPv6 has been around for quite a while, but it seems to be growing increasingly more popular as of late. My focus on this article will be some of the challenges with security and IPv6, primarily those that Cisco IPv6 First-Hop-Security (FHS) solves. Several times I’ve found myself looking at the network traffic traversing a customer’s n…

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Transform Service Provider Architectures to Support Virtualized Managed Business Services

By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing Cisco estimates over 50 billion new devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.  To support the Internet of Everything, service providers must undergo an infrastructure transformation.  The network needs to become more open, programmable, automated, adaptive, and agile.  To guide this transformation, the Cisco open network strategy for service providers is depicted as…

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Miercom Performance Verified – Cisco Nexus 7700 Delivers Industry’s Highest 100Gbps Scalability, Performance and Availability

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…Nexus 7700 platform features to see how they would perform under full load. Tested features included MPLS, IPv4/IPv6 multicast, and hitless In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU). After the testing was complete, the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch proved that it offers the industry’s highest 100-Gbps density and performance with line-rate services and exceptional availability. This level of scale provides customers with many years of investment prote…

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Cisco and OpenStack: Juno Release – Part 1

…o collaborated on and implemented with the community was to develop the Router Advertisement Daemon (radvd) for IPv6. With this support, multiple IPv6 configuration modes including SLAAC and DHCPv6 (both Stateful and Stateless modes) are now possible in Neutron. The implementation provides for running a radvd process in the router namespace for handling IPv6 auto address configuration. To support the distributed routing model introduced by Distri…

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Network Consulting Engineers: Evolving with Confidence

…must evolve. Gone are the days of configuring and managing a large-scale network via command-line interface. An IPv6-based Internet of Things world is likely to be too large to manage that way, and next-generation networks increasingly use more programmatic methods. Gone too is the siloed approach. Specializations in individual areas like network, compute, and storage must evolve to a more holistic approach, considering the unified infrastructure…

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