IPv6

Demystifying IPv6

Version 6 of the Internet protocol (IPv6) is a key enabler of the Internet of Everything (IoE). People, data, and things all need IP addresses to connect to the Internet. But we’ve already run out of IP addresses under IPv4, which dictates almost all (98.5 percent) of Internet traffic today. Even with all of the […]

May 30, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The 2017 Internet: A Look at the Future, Courtesy of the Cisco VNI Forecast

Visualize this: nearly half the Earth’s population – 3.6 billion people – connected to the Internet for communication, commerce, education, information, and entertainment.  Think that’s too futuristic? Think again. By 2017, less than five years from today, that will be our reality. This prediction is one of several key findings from the newly released Cisco […]

May 28, 2013

NETWORKING

Setting Up an IPv6 Testing Plan

In my previous blog, I talked about building out a lab to help with IPv6 integration testing.  It cannot be understated how important it is to test any new feature that is going to be deployed on the network.  This statement is true independent of the feature involved.  In this case, we are talking about […]

Summary: Securing the Internet of Everything: An Introduction

I recently kicked off a series about security and the Internet of Everything, a pivotal topic that starts with the roots of IoE, IoT and M2M, which I explore in more depth in the first post. Machine-to-Machine connections make up a huge portion of the Internet of Things, both general concepts for the network infrastructures […]

May 20, 2013

NETWORKING

Setting up an IPv6 Lab

I’ve blogged (a lot) about planning for the integration of IPv6 into your network, and I even threw in some thoughts about how to go about doing the integration.  Some of the procedures discussed in earlier posts included: Assessing the network infrastructure, operating systems and applications in use Assembling a team to handle the integration […]

Securing the Internet of Everything: An Introduction

Towards developing a Secure Architecture for the Internet of Everything, I plan to kick off a series of blogs around this pivotal topic. In discussing security and the Internet of Everything, the first question that comes to mind is, “Which segment of “everything” is one referring to?”. A reasonable approach has been to understand the […]

Real World Demonstration of MAP for IPv6

By Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Network Operations Systems Technology Group As any geek, I find it a lot of fun to get some hands with the new technology – be it a new gadget, new product or a solution. It’s not very often that I have a chance to play with a whole new protocol. […]

Ignore the Mouse – Get Your IPv6 Learn On at Cisco Live Orlando 2013

By Steve Simlo, IPv6 Product Manager, Cisco Network Operating Systems Technology Group As IPv6 gains more and more ground within the Internet we are starting to see recognition amongst the wider community that technologies such as Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) have some significant drawbacks from a service and scalability standpoint. Some of the issues were […]

Cisco Fellow Mark Townsley: A Better Way to Deploy IPv6

We first talked about the Mapping of Address and Port (MAP) method to handle IPv4 exhaust and the transition to IPv6 last week. MAP is based on two IETF drafts currently in the process of standardization in draft-ietf-softwire-map (MAP-E) and draft-ietf-softwire-map-t (MAP-T). The real advantage with MAP is that it’s stateless and doesn’t require additional […]