Why You Need IPv6
Did you know that Asia and Europe (three-quarters of the world's population) are already out of IPv4 addresses and that North America will run out in less than a year? 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.
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.
Select your organization's adoption phase to get started:
Phase 1: IPv6 Adoption Planning
Phase 2: Connecting to the IPv6 Internet
Phase 3: IPv6 on Internal Networks
- Podcast: The Lippis Report - Infoblox Automates Transition to IPv6
- Podcast: Understanding DNS IPv6 Issues
- Video: Cricket Liu on Preparing Your DNS for IPv6
- Video: IPv6 Adoption in the Enterprise
- Video: IPv6 Routing Protocols
- Video: Writing IPv6 Addresses
- Webinar Recording: Best Practices for IPv6 Security
- Webinar Recording: Connecting to Your ISP Using IPv6
- Webinar Recording: DNS64 and DHCPv6: A Strong Foundation for IPv6
- Webinar Recording: Getting The World Connected Using IPv6
- Webinar Recording: IPv6 Fundamentals - Avoiding Common Transition Mistakes
- Webinar Recording: Learn the Methodology for IPv6 Success
- Webinar Recording: Solving the Challenges of IPv6
Documents, Articles & Blogs
- Core Networking and Security
- Creating an IPv6 Addressing Plan
- Global Internet Resources Distribution
- Global IPv6 Deployment Progress Report
- Internetworking perspectives by Ivan Pepelnjak
- IPv6 FAQ
- IPv6 in External DNS Services
- IPv6 Migration: NAT64 and DNS64 - A10 and Infoblox
- Poster: IPv6 Best Practices
- Supporting IPv6 in External DNS Services
- The ISP Column
- Whitepaper: DHCP Failover Update
- Whitepaper: Getting Started with IPv6 Adoption
- Whitepaper: IPv6 - It's Not Your Dad's Internet Protocol
- Whitepaper: IT Executive's Guide to IPv6 Adoption
- Whitepaper: The 7 Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment and How to Avoid Them
Services & Tools
- ARIN IPv6 Wiki
- DNS Advisor Tool: Checks Name and Mail Server IPv6 Support and Configuration
- IPv6 Certifications
- IPv6 Consulting
- IPv6 Network Discovery Workshop Service
- IPv6 Tools
- IPv6 Tunnel Broker
- NIST Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6
- United States Government IPv6 Purchasing Standard Website
The IPv6 Center of Excellence Team
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.
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.
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.
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.