IPv6 Center of Excellence

Why You Need IPv6

Did you know that North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe (more than five-sixths of the world's population) are already out of IPv4 addresses? Out of necessity global service providers and mobile device networks have moved to adopt IPv6 in order to keep the Internet growing. They're relying on IPv6 to meet this demand and deliver services the global economy and global community have come to rely on.

Meanwhile, the risks to organizations with no IPv6 adoption plan become more numerous by the day. Such risks include reduced accessibility and performance of their online presence for an exploding number of newly connected Internet users.

Those organizations that have moved to adopt IPv6 are already avoiding such risks while simultaneously realizing additional benefits. Such benefits include the operational efficiencies gained by a practically unlimited address space, improved security practices, and less reliance on complicated NAT policies and fixups/helpers. Additional benefits include increasing network readiness for applications leveraging IPv6 as well as the preservation of business agility.

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The CoE: Not Just IPv6

Established to help our customers and potential customers meet these unique challenges, the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing expert guidance, timely resources, and market-proven thought leadership through all the phases of IPv6 adoption and beyond.

We're not just restricting our efforts to IPv6. The CoE is focused on delivering the same guidance, thought leadership, and resources to other critical evolutionary technologies such as DNSSEC and SDN (or Software Defined Networking).

And whatever new changes happen to be brewing in networking technology, the Center of Excellence is dedicated to staying on the expert edge of such changes, helping our customers and potential customers effectively navigate them, and keeping their networks affordably and efficiently delivering organizational value.

IPv6 Resources

Select your organization's adoption phase to get started:

  1. Phase 1: IPv6 Adoption Planning

  2. Phase 2: Connecting to the IPv6 Internet

  3. Phase 3: IPv6 on Internal Networks

The IPv6 Center of Excellence Team

Select a team member to learn about their role:

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    Cricket Liu - General Manager

    Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Infoblox

    Cricket Liu is an authority on DNS and the co-author of all of O'Reilly & Associates' Nutshell Handbooks on DNS, including DNS and BIND on IPv6. Additionally, as Vice President of Architecture for Infoblox, Cricket helps guide the development of Infoblox's strategy and service offerings, and serves as a liaison between Infoblox and the technical community.

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    Scott Hogg - Advisory Board Member

    Director of Technology Solutions, GTRI

    Scott Hogg has been a network computing consultant for 20 years, most of which included extensive activities with IPv6 technologies. He has helped many organizations with their IPv6 planning, design and implementation; given numerous IPv6-related presentations and demonstrations; and, is a published author of works including the Cisco Press book, IPv6 Security. Scott is the current Chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force and coordinates the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit.

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    Tom Coffeen

    Chief IPv6 Evangelist, Infoblox

    Tom Coffeen is focused on the articulation of effective IPv6 adoption strategies as well as IPv6 adoption trends for customers, potential customers, and the public media. Prior to joining Infoblox, Tom was the VP of network architecture at the global CDN Limelight Networks where he led their deployment of IPv6. Tom brings sixteen years of network engineering and architecture experience to his role at Infoblox.

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    Paul Ebersman

    Network Architect, Infoblox

    Paul Ebersman works in the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence as a technical resource, both internally and to the internet community. He first worked on the internet for the Air Force in 1984. He was employee number 10 at UUNET and helped build AlterNET and the modem network used by MSN, AOL and Earthlink. He has maintained his roots in the internet and the open source community, working for various internet infrastructure companies including ISC and Nominum before coming to Infoblox.