Cisco Systems will be presenting a Webinar concerning World IPv6 Day on May 17, 2011 at 8am PT. Phil Remaker from Cisco will be presenting. Registration is required, but the webinar is free.
Light Reading Live has their IPv6 2011: The Time is Now! conference in New York on July 14th, 2011. This is an IPv6 conference that focuses on enterprises, service providers, and content providers. This event will have many top-notch speakers because it is an IPv6 event that is conveniently located on the East-coast this year. If you register with the link in this posting before May 13, 2011, you will get a discount on the registration.
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.
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 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.
Network World reports that Verizon says they have enough IPv4 Addresses. There are some estimates included on how many they might have. Stephan Langerholm, one of the TXv6TF Directors, is quoted.
If you using D-Link or Apple, the answer is now, but others equipment builders (including Cisco’s Linksys) are still not there. Network World recently discussed the current state of affairs in a good article on the topic.
Ars Technica has posted an excellent article on their reasons for waiting to deploy IPv6 on their web properties. For those of you facing a similar decision, it’s a good opportunity to compare your thoughts with theirs. From reading the article, their main issues centers around the lack of IPv6 support inÂ phpBB.
Training DocumentsÂ 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.