Posts on IPv6

Your source for opinion and insight on the latest trends on IPv6.

The Top Six Considerations for IPAM Network Discovery

What kind of visibility do you currently have on the IP configurations across your entire service provider network? There are ways to view this information, but many times, the process of gathering this data is too difficult to be sustainable. In some cases, operators purchase solutions that go unused. These are common problems I see with numerous service provider IP Management deployments. Continue Reading

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IPv6 and the Browser Wars

IPv6 adoption continues to gain ground at a slow pace. This is to be expected. The complications associated with hardware and software upgrades, as well as the lack of reachable content, means that IPv4 is still king of the hill. To me, this situation seems to mirror one a few years back with web browsers. Continue Reading

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IPAM for Managed IP Services

Over the past few years, I’ve seen telco and cable service providers place a greater emphasis on managed IP services for business (enterprise) customers. These services may include Internet services, virtual private networks (VPN), managed routers, and even internal network management to link the various offices of a business together. Continue Reading

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The Future of the Connected Home

This blog has been adapted from Stephane’s ICE 2013 keynote speech

Today there are more than 10 Internet-connected devices per home but this will skyrocket to 50 by 2022, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This might sound over the top, but consider how many IP devices you already own — then add future home automation, monitoring, and smart programming to the list. Suddenly, 50 devices for a family of four doesn’t sound too far off. Continue Reading

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