IPv6

December 21, 2012

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

End of the World Revisited: No More IPs!

We’ve posted this before, but in honor of the end of the Mayan calendar and the destruction of the world which was forecast for today we’re posting it again. In our mind, not having any more IP addresses would be a terrible event –  if you’re going to build the Internet of Everything you need […]

December 17, 2012

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Where’s My IPv6 Prefix? Part Deux

My previous post examined how a regional Provider Independent (PI) prefix is propagated across the Internet.  This post discusses the second aspect of the issue: how does Provider Assigned/Aggregateable (PA) space propagate across the Internet?

December 13, 2012

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Where’s My IPv6 Prefix? Part One

In a previous blog series about interfacing with your ISP, I mentioned tools that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have, such as looking glasses and route servers, that can be used to verify their policies.  In this blog post, I want to examine some of those tools, but primarily I want to show how prefixes are […]

December 11, 2012

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Helps NxtGn and Telarix Deliver IPv6-enabled Video Solution

We’ve talked about how the Internet is forecast to carry a million minutes of video every second in the next few years, and how Cisco’s Elastic Core solution will help the core infrastructure carry that load. But a scalable and flexible core is only one piece of the puzzle that network operators need. Who else […]

December 11, 2012

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cisco Smart Grid Team Supports Wi-SUN Alliance to Drive Interoperability

Cisco’s Smart Grid Team is excited to support the Wireless Smart Utility Network Alliance (Wi-SUN). Lionel Chocron, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Connected Energy Networks Business, will be representing Cisco on the Wi-Sun board of directors. Cisco will be joining at the promoter level and the entire team is looking forward to helping […]

December 10, 2012

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Deutsche Telkom, Telefonica Move on IP NGNs From Cisco

Recent Cisco news highlights two prominent service providers – Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica – who have chosen Cisco IP Next-Generation Network solutions. Deutsche Telekom subsidiary Hrvatski Telekom – Croatia’s largest telecommunications company – is using Cisco solutions in its new TeraStream cloud-enabled IP architecture. Key elements include all-IPv6 streamlined routing architecture; fully converged IP and […]

November 19, 2012

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Worldwide IPv6 Usage Reaches Key Threshold

The aim of the World IPv6 Launch was to spark a steady, sustained, growth of IPv6 usage leading up to and continuing after June 6, 2012. The continued growth since June 6 and the milestone reached this weekend is an indicator that this commitment had its intended affect thus far. Cisco now has its own AS (#109) on the network operator list, making it the first in the world that is participating in all three categories of the World IPv6 Launch. User activity as measured by Google hit 0.25% for the first time in March 2011. A year later, on March 10, 2012, it doubled to 0.5% for the first time. It's taken about 8 months to double that again to reach 1.0% today. If this trend continues, it will double again by mid next year and could break past 10% by the end of 2014. The trend is increasingly clear: If you are a network operator, network-enabled application developer, or anyone else that works with IP and are not running IPv6 now or don't have a plan in place to make it happen soon, now is the time to get started.