World IPv6 Launch: Six Years Later

June 6, 2018 marks the 6-year anniversary of what is known as World IPv6 Launch.  This event, which was coordinated by the Internet Society (ISOC), took place on June 6, 2012. On that date, many of the large content providers permanently enabled IPv6 on their primary web sites.  Content providers such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo, […]

Does Your Certificate Authority (CA) Support IPv6?

IPv6 adoption has been growing exponentially and the protocol is now supported in all modern operating systems and by many carriers.  It used to be that cloud service providers lacked IPv6 connectivity, but now Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure have solid IPv6 connectivity and configurability.  CDN providers have also deployed IPv6 for their accelerated and […]

Last Network Standing: Your Life as an IPv6 Laggard

Imagine yourself in a future world where networked technology is fully integrated into our daily lives and self-driving cars are commonplace.  Most networks are wireless and almost all enterprise corporate applications are cloud-based.  IPv6 is now widely deployed across the Internet and in private networks, yet there are still traces of legacy IPv4.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About IPv4’s Limitation and Love IPv6

If you remember back before the Internet was a “thing,” first of all don’t tell anyone – you’ll really date yourself. Seriously, for those of us who witnessed the birth of the “World Wide Web” and the phenomenal growth of the Internet, it’s hard to believe that we’ve exceeded the capacity of the original IPv4 […]

Where to Start Deploying IPv6 in the Enterprise

One of the common questions that often gets asked shortly after some introductory IPv6 training is “Where do I start deploying IPv6?”  In the early years of IPv6’s adoption there were debates about how IPv6 should be deployed in enterprise networks.  Should organizations start to deploy IPv6 at the core and then work their way […]

IPv6: Where are you on the Adoption Curve?

It is human nature to be curious about where you stand in relation to others.  For example, organizations can be competitive and thus interested in making comparisons between their organization and others in their shared market segment.  People also want to be individuals and stand out in a crowd (even at the risk of appearing […]

What You Need to Know about IPv6 Link-Local Addresses

In a recent article, I wrote about some of the common questions that IPv6 novices sometimes ask.  We then asked the question, “What are the typical questions you get when teaching an IPv6 class?”  Frequently, IPv6 instructors field questions from their students about IPv6 link-local addresses and how they work.  This article builds upon the […]

Frequently Asked Questions About IPv6

Even though IPv6 has been around since the late 1990s and is now actively used on the Internet, I still meet people who are just beginning to learn about IPv6.  Myself and others at the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence (COE) have been teaching IPv6 for well over a decade.  Recently at Cisco Live, Ed […]

2017 North American IPv6 Summit: Highlights and History

There have been many IPv6 conferences over the past 15 years, but this year’s North American IPv6 Summit was something special.  There was much rejoicing over the growth in IPv6 usage and celebration of many successful IPv6 deployments.  This article will share with you the history of the event and the organizers behind this conference.  […]

How to IPv6-Enable a Website Using a Content Delivery Network

There are many reasons why an organization would want to make their web site reachable over IPv6 transport.  One reason is that due to IPv4 address exhaustion and more carriers deploying Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) and Large Scale NAT (LSN), your web site may perform better with IPv6.  A second reason, related to IPv4 address […]

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