Showing posts with label IPv6. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IPv6. Show all posts

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ARIN Issues Last IPv4 Address from Free Pool -- All Gone

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the nonprofit association that manages the distribution of Internet number resources for its region, has issued the final IPv4 addresses in its free pool.

“The exhaustion of the free IPv4 pool was inevitable given the Internet’s exponential growth,” said John Curran, ARIN’s President and CEO. “Luckily, we prepared for this eventuality with IPv6, which contains enough address space to sustain the Internet for generations. While ARIN will continue to process IPv4 requests through its wait list and the existing transfer market, organizations should be prepared to help usher in the next phase of the Internet by deploying IPv6 as soon as possible.”

“When we designed the Internet 40 years ago, we did some calculations and estimated that 4.3 billion terminations ought to be enough for an experiment. Well, the experiment escaped the lab,” said Vint Cerf, ARIN’s Board Chairman and renowned Internet pioneer. “The Internet is no longer an experiment; it is the lifeblood of commerce, communication and innovation. It needs room to grow and that can only be achieved through the deployment of IPv6 address space.”

ARIN has established a Waiting List for Unmet IPv4 Requests and will process these if it receives any IPv4 addresses from IANA, or when any are recovers from revocations or returns from organizations.  ARIN also noted that organizations looking to add or transfer IPv4 space should be aware that the exhaustion of the ARIN free pool does trigger important changes in ARIN’s Specified Transfer Policy and Inter-RIR Transfer Policy. This change specifically impacts those organizations that have been the source entity in a specific IP address space transfer within the last twelve months. Effective today, because exhaustion of the ARIN IPv4 free pool has occurred for the first time, there is no longer a restriction on how often organizations may request transfers to specified recipients.

The attention now shifts to IPv4’s successor, IPv6.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hurricane Electric Connects 100 Internet Exchanges

Hurricane Electric has become the first Internet backbone in the world to connect to over 100 unique Internet exchanges.

Hurricane Electric said it runs the largest IPv6 network on the planet, as measured by the number of networks connected. Its fiber backbone has four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hurricane Electric Extends Presence in 17 Equinix Centers

Hurricane Electric, a leading global Internet backbone, is extending its global IPv4 and IPv6 network to Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Asia and Europe -- for a total of 17 IBX deployments.

Hurricane Electric anticipates a widespread migration to IPv6 as the Internet of Things becomes fully realized. Currently, the company estimates that IPv6 traffic represents just over four percent of global IP traffic.

Global adoption of IPv6 varies worldwide with certain countries far ahead of others. Hurricane Electric stands to benefit greatly from its multiple global colocations through Equinix to support this migration. In particular, Germany has doubled its IPv6 penetration over the last six months4, making Hurricane Electric’s latest Equinix deployments in Munich (MU1) and Frankfurt (FR5) timely.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Huawei Posts SDN IPv6 in Google Play and Apple App Stores

Huawei released a Software-defined Networking (SDN) App, SDN IPv6, in both Google Play and Apple App Store.

Making use of the northbound interface of the SDN controller, SNC, and the innovative flow table technology, Huawei's SDN IPv6 solution flexibly generates and loads various transition technologies on simple SDN forwarding devices to streamline the deployment of IPv6 transition and to reduce complexity in shifting between different transition technologies. The publically downloadable SDN IPv6 App fully demonstrates the DevOps features of this solution in that it is easy to generate, load and shift the transition technologies through open API interface, which provides a good platform for operators to flexibly adjust and select appropriate transition technologies during its network evolution.

The SDN Enabled IPv6 Transition App provides a guide for IPv6 transition technologies.The app-controller interface has to provide a data model for describing v4-v6 transtition technologies. The controller-switch interface is pure OF (including the IP-in-IP extensions).

Huawei said there are many challenges in IPv6 deployment, including long transition times, accommodating various transition technologies, and implementing complex transition devices, etc.  SDN addresses the challenges of IPv6 migration by simplifying the network architecture so that it is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, with the advantage of simple network devices and the flexible implementation of network technology.

Huawei noted that its SDN IPv6 solution has provided Internet services for several top-level standards development organization (SDO) meetings, e.g., ETSI NFV ISG, SDN Leadership and the Open Networking Summit.

Mr. Zha Jun, President of Huawei's Fixed Network Business Unit, said: "Huawei's SDN IPv6 App is the industry's first carrier SDN infrastructure-based app to realize the fast provisioning of telco services, fully demonstrating the service agility features of ICT technologies. Huawei is committed to helping carriers achieve business success with flexible and open network solutions."

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Comcast: World's Largest, Native IPv6 Deployment

Comcast’s Xfinity Internet native IPv6 deployment is the world’s largest IPv6 deployment, as measured by the Internet Society’s World IPv6 Launch Measurements.

The company recently launched IPv6 support for the ARRIS Touchstone Telephony Wireless Gateway Modem (TG852G and TG862G) that brought IPv6 to over four million customers.

Currently, over 25% of Comcast’s Xfinity Internet customers are actively provisioned with native dual stack broadband Internet service.  Native IPv6 support has been deployed to over 75% of our broadband network.  Comcast aims for 100% in early 2014.

Comcast said its number one ranking is not only a measurement of the percentage of network equipment that is enabled for native IPv6, but more importantly the number of people actively using native IPv6 on a day to day basis.

Friday, April 12, 2013

MetroPCS Deploys IPv6 with Cisco

MetroPCS Communications, the fifth-largest facilities-based wireless service provider in the U.S., is rolling out Cisco®Carrier-Grade IPv6 (CGv6) solution.

MetroPCS is also using Cisco to perform critical system integration by leading the design, testing and production enablement of IPv6 in a multivendor mobile Internet network. The installation includes the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, Cisco Carrier Routing System, Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Service Routers in the core and IP aggregation, and the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"IPv6 is a foundational element for 3G and 4G and next-generation mobile Internet networking. The actions we are taking, thanks in part to Cisco, position MetroPCS to support increased service, application and end-user demands. We share a common vision with Cisco when it comes to delivering high-quality, advanced mobile Internet services," stated Ed Chao, senior vice president of corporate engineering and network operations, MetroPCS.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hurricane Electric Now Connecting 2,000 IPv6 Backbones

Silicon Valley-based Hurricane Electric is the first Internet backbone to connect to over 2,000 IPv6 networks, doubling in less than three years.

Having first deployed IPv6 in 2001, Hurricane Electric offers IPv6 as a core service; every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity as well as classic IPv4 connectivity. Hurricane Electric also provides tunnel broker and DNS services, plus a free IPv6 certification program.

"Our early investment in IPv6 is paying off not only for Hurricane Electric, but also for our customers around the world," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "Given the depletion of the IPv4 address space, we expect continued strong growth in demand for IPv6 connectivity and services."

Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.