IPv6 Traffic moving from Tunnels to Native according to Arbor Networks Report

Arbor Networks released a study today that analyzes traffic collected from six ISPs. This report suggests that total IPv6 traffic remains between .1 and .2% of total Internet traffic. However, more of this traffic is now natively routed and not using tunnels. This indicates that infrastructure providers are moving away from tunnels and more end-users are able to get native connections from their providers. These are both positive trends as far as IPv6 deployment is concerned.

NTIA provides free IPv6 Readiness Tool

Earlier this month, NTIA released an IPv6 Readiness Tool (an Excel-based planning spreadsheet) that enterprises can use to assist them in determining IPv6 readiness. This free tool provides a checklist of important items and actions that an enterprise needs to consider in order to successfully deploy IPv6 into the company network.

Check http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/IPv6/index.html for the details.

Brocade offers NAT64 in software update to ServerIron ADX

Brocade has brought much-needed enhancements to the IPv6 capabilities available in ServerIron ADX series with software release version 12.3. The details are a bit unclear as this blog entry is being written since the Brocade website still seems to have collateral related to release 12.2. The You-Tube announcement does reference a standards-based NAT64, which should be an implementation of the soon to be published RFC currently called draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful, but there was no specific statement related to that.

Verizon offering IPv6 Dual Stack in two POPs in Texas

Training Documents  from Verizon that confirm that they now offer native dual stack IPv6 services on AS701 (legacy UUNET) in 38 pops in the US. This includes the POP in Houston and Dallas. If you are a current Verizon customer with a circuit that terminates in one of those POPS, contact your sales person and find out more.

In related news, Verizon Wireless has stated (as recently as the most recent CES) that they intend to support IPv6 with the LTE network. However, it is not clear exactly when that will be available.