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Unless you have been asleep behind the wheel of your network, you know the IPv6 Internet will go live on June 6th, 2012 and Cisco is taking a leading role.  If you didn’t make it to Paris a few weeks back for v6 World Congress there are two upcoming events in Denver, Colorado where you can learn about deploying IPv6 in your network.

1. Breakfast Session: Making the IPv6 Transition will be held the morning of Tuesday March 20th from 7:30-930 am before the Lightreading Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies: Wideband, Wireless, PON & Beyond event. Fred Baker, Cisco Fellow and current Co-chair of the IETF IPv6 Operations Working Group, will be presenting and taking questions at the breakfast. He’ll cover how cable operators can deploy IPv6 on their network and will be available to meet with attendees after the breakfast. Register here to take advantage of this special opportunity.

2. The 2012 North American IPv6 Summit will be held April 9-11, 2012.  This event is organized by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) and supported by the North America Regional IPv6 Task Forces.  This will be the largest IPv6 event in North America before the official launch of the IPv6 Internet on June 6, 2012.

Shannon McFarland, Principle Engineer for the Office of the CTO and co-author of “IPv6 for Enterprise Networks” will present on how enterprises can maintain business continuity regardless of the Internet Protocol their customers use.  Included in the session will be design and deployment recommendations for deploying IPv6 in the enterprise Internet Edge. Configuration information will be shared for dual stack, SLB64, NAT64 and LISP.

Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, will also be presenting at the summit this year.  His presentation will focus on Internet-Draft Happy Eyeballs: Trending Towards Success (IPv6 and SCTP). Andrew will explain how the Happy Eyeballs algorithm significantly reduces lengthy user-noticeable delay in dual-stack networks when the IPv6 path is broken or slow. Happy Eyeballs has been implemented in two web browsers (Chrome and Firefox) and one major operating system (MAC OS X Lion).  The algorithm improves the user experience during network outages, but also changes network troubleshooting.

As a gold sponsor of the 2012 North American Summit we can offer the following discount code to those who are interested in attending: SPONCIS.  Early Bird registration pricing is valid through March 9, 2012. This event will be relevant for enterprises, government agencies, service providers, and research network operators. To register, use the following link and if you are a customer, please contact your Cisco account team to set up a meeting with our subject matter experts, or email ipv6-event-info (at) cisco.com.

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  1. How will the transition to the IPv6 protocol affect companies using older operating systems? Modern computer operating systems take advantage of IPv4 & IPv6 by implementing dual-protocol software for access to both networks but, if a legacy system is still being used to run proprietary applications and intranet, will the introduction of IUPv6 mean they have to spend money to upgrade their system?

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