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With the exhaustion of IPv4, organizations will soon have to migrate to IPv6. While there isn't a hard deadline like with Y2K, the longer IT puts off IPv6 migration, the more difficult connecting to Internet and partner resources will become. IPv6 isn't rocket science, but there are a number of decisions that IT will have to make before and during the migration. In this tech center, we will dig into the architectural issues that IT will need to address from designing the IP layout through to migrating to supporting services like DHCP and DNS.

 

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Can SIP and IPv6 Co-Exist?

Enterprises need to make transition plans for SIP endpoints that will have to be upgraded or replaced within the next five to seven years, as they move to a dual-stack environment. Learn more about getting SIP and IPv6 to work together.

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According to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index, there will be much more video by 2016, which will increase bandwidth and quality-of-service demands. The growth in tablets and smartphones will lead to new management and security challenges.

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Interop Video Previews

September 30, 2011 04:50 PM
Posted by Mike Fratto

Interop New York 2011 is upon us. Starting Oct. 3 and running through Oct. 7, UBM's Interop show sill be taking place at the Javits Center. It going to be a full week, starting with pre-conference days on virtualization, cloud computing and CIO boot camp. Wednesday through Friday, the conference kicks off with three full days of in-depth sessions and panels covering virtually every aspect of IT. The expo hall will be open Wednesday and Thursday so you can meet with vendors and see the latest gear. We have compiled previews for most of the conference tracks to highlight some must-see sessions if you are strapped for time.

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Tags: Interop, Interop New York, videos

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Deduplication, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Security, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Virtualization, Wireless, Interop, Private Cloud, IPv6 Tech Center

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Bringing IPv6 To A Venue Near You

September 20, 2011 01:47 PM
Posted by Jeff Doyle

IPv6 is happening, worldwide. Interest groups of all sizes are needed to help spread knowledge and best practices about the implementation projects we will all eventually face.

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Tags: IPv6, networking,

Channel: Wireless, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center

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IPv6 Design: Forget The IPv4 Rules

September 06, 2011 09:00 AM
Posted by Jeff Doyle

You've acquired a nice new IPv6 address block, and now you need to come up with an IPv6 address allocation design for your network. If there is one bit of advice I can offer you as you begin your IPv6 address design, it's this: Abandon almost everything you've learned about IPv4 address design. Throw it right out the window.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv4, IPv6 addressing

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center

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IPv6 Is Coming. Time To Get Prepared

August 24, 2011 04:01 PM
Posted by Mike Fratto

IPv6 is coming. Sooner or later, you will be deploying IPv6 on your network, data center, or co-lo servers. It may be a few years off--longer if your ISP has a well thought out transition strategy in place--but IPv6 is different enough that you can learn the ins and outs on a smaller network before you have to deploy it widely. If you are looking for resources, start there. If you have a good resource you want to share, send me an email and I will check it out.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv4, transition

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center

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Vint Cerf's Internet Safety

June 15, 2011 08:10 AM
Posted by Mike Fratto

At the Internet Society INET conference, there was wide-ranging discussion on a variety of topics, from Net neutrality to privacy. A highlight was Vint Cerf's keynote in the afternoon. He focused on the importance of safety mechanisms for those using the Internet--safety in terms of being protected from abusive behavior and safety in terms of the ability to speak freely and, where and when needed, remain anonymous. These are big issues in the international theater.

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Tags: Internet Society, ISOC, INET conference, network neutrality, Vint Cerf, safety

Channel: Next Gen Network, Security, WAN Security, Interop, IPv6 Tech Center

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Six Reasons It's Blame IPv6 Day

June 08, 2011 12:41 PM
Posted by Mike Fratto

As far as I am concerned, it's not World IPv6 Day. It's Blame IPv6 Day. This is a good opportunity to take any new technology (OK, IPv6 is not new, but it might as well be) and use it as the whipping boy it deserves to be. It's IPv6's turn. So, lets get started!

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Tags: IPv6, IPv4, next-gen-networking, supposed to be funny

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center

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