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  • Get ready--IPv6 is finally here

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    Has it been an entire year already? A year ago many major Internet service providers and online resources put IPv6 through a test run. Now--In just a couple days--most of those same IPv6 pioneers will turn on IPv6 for good. Are you ready for IPv6?
  • IPv6 transition: Observations from a name server perspective

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    As the operator of some of the core Internet name servers, including the DNS root, .com and .net, Verisign has a unique view into the challenges of transitioning to IPv6 and progress to date.
  • Spotlight on IPv6

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    65% of IT purchasers surveyed by NetworkWorld say they still need more education in IPv6. We're here to help.
  • Sales of unused IPv4 addresses gathering steam

    Posted May 25, 2012 - 7:16 am

    A growing number of U.S. carriers and enterprises are hedging their bets on IPv6 by purchasing blocks of unused IPv4 addresses through official channels or behind-the-scenes dealmaking.
  • The sorry state of federal IPv6 support

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    U.S. federal government agencies must meet an aggressive deadline of Sept. 30, 2012, to deploy IPv6 on their public-facing websites, under an Obama administration initiative. But with less than five months to go, more than 99% of federal websites aren't supporting the next-gen Internet Protocol on their DNS, email and Web services.
  • Business continuity emerges as latest IPv6 killer app

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:57 am

    IPv6 appears to have found a new killer app: business continuity.
  • Comcast is first U.S. ISP to offer IPv6 to home gateway users

    Posted April 13, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Comcast has moved into the next phase of its IPv6 roll-out, becoming the first U.S. broadband ISP to enable next-gen Internet services for residential customers that use home gateways.
  • Qualcomm adds IPv4/IPv6 to embedded Wi-Fi chip

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Qualcomm has released a low-power 802.11n radio chip designed for embedded machine-to-machine wireless communications for smart building and smart appliance applications.
  • Security invaders ahead on IPv6 knowledge

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Hackers seeking to breach security are ahead of most would-be business implementers when it comes to figuring out the detail of IPv6 and are more motivated.
  • IPv6 week: This Brazilian party is for techies only

    Posted February 8, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Forget Mardi Gras. Brazil is hosting a party for techies only this week to encourage deployment of IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
  • Brocade hones app delivery controllers for IPv6, net management

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 6:30 pm

    Brocade this week released new software for its application delivery controllers that gives users greater visibility into performance, and enhances IPv6 communications.
  • Expert to IT pros: Adopt IPv6 soon or be sorry later

    Posted January 17, 2012 - 9:13 pm

    A dozen of the world's largest Internet companies -- including Facebook, Google and Comcast -- have committed to June 6, 2012, as the start date for their production deployments of IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • Unbiased info about IPv6 available here

    Posted January 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Looking for practical, non-biased advice about how to deploy IPv6? The Internet Society is launching a new Web portal that will be a central resource for standards documents, best practices, case studies and other useful information for network engineers planning to adopt IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
  • Tech that should be on your company's radar for 2012

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:07 am

    There are a variety of new technologies advancing in 2012 that you should investigate, if you aren't already doing so, to give your small business a leg up on the competition. These recent technologies are beginning to be widely adopted and will continue to drive business forward.
  • Cisco how-to guides for firewalls, IPv6, contact centers and taking that security exam

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 9:45 pm

    We take a look at a few recent Cisco Networking Technology Series books
  • Cisco how-to guides for firewalls, IPv6, contact centers and security exams

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    If you're ready for a technical deep dive in a book, the Cisco Networking Technology Series provides that in its collection of volumes on topics that include Cisco firewalls, Cisco Unity Connection voice-messaging platform, Cisco Contact Center, IPv6 and more. Here's a quick review of the books published in this series by Cisco Press this year.
  • Need money? Sell your IP address. Microsoft just spent $7.5 million buying some.

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    IP addresses are running out, and scarcity means one thing: prices go up. How far up? Pretty far, since Microsoft just shelled out $7.5 million to buy a block of 666,624 IPv4 addresses.
  • Comcast begins rollout of IPv6 production network

    Posted November 9, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Comcast has begun the production rollout of its new IPv6 service, with 100 customers installed in San Francisco's East Bay in one week.
  • Will the sky fall if you don't deploy IPv6?

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Will the world end? Will the Internet grind to a screeching halt? Will your computer systems disintegrate into a pile of bits and bytes? In short, no. At least not yet. But you may want to consider a few things.
  • Cloudmark tackles IPv6

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Cloudmark is among the first messaging vendors to tackle the vexing issues related to integrating large-scale e-mail services with the next-generation Internet Protocol called IPv6.
  • Who's who in IPv6: the companies and people leading the way

    Posted October 6, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    The whole world has become interested in the next-generation Internet protocol gun to watch IPv6 in earnest. Here's one expert's list of the top thought leaders shaping IPv6 adoption.
  • IPv6: What you need to do now

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    With the official exhaustion of IPv4 open-pool addresses in February, the long migration path to IPv6 has passed another important milestone. Since the IANA IPv6 worldwide deployment announcement in 1999, the issue has never been whether, but simply when IPv6 would become the core protocol for global Internet traffic.
  • Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Where are the users? That's what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6.
  • How to implement IPv6 in a Windows environment: an expert guide

    Posted July 28, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    By now, you’ve heard that ARIN has (more or less) run out of IPv4 addresses and the time has come for mass migration to IPv6. If you are a Windows shop, the good news is that Microsoft has been preparing for IPv6 for years and almost all of the latest Microsoft wares support it. Some, such as Windows Server 2008 R2, depend heavily on it for certain features.
  • Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of IT professionals conducted by Network World.
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