Infoblox Inc. today announced that the company’s resident IPv6 expert, Infoblox Vice President of Architecture and Technology, Cricket Liu, will host a live webcast Tuesday, June 7, 2011 on IPv6 readiness.
The “Prepare Your Network for IPv6 with Expert Cricket Liu” will be broadcast twice—6:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:30 p.m. CET) and 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT). There will be more than 28 in-person viewing parties hosted in major metropolises around the world, ranging from Chicago and Washington DC in North America to London, Stockholm, Brussels, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Registered attendees will learn about:
- IPv6 basics
- IPv6 address assignment with SLAAC and DHCPv6
- Setting up forward- and reverse-mapping with AAAA and PTR records
- Running name servers over IPv6
- Registering and delegating to IPv6
- Special considerations and “gotchas”
- DNS64 and NAT64
Cricket Liu commented: “2011 is the year that IPv6 really matters! Even if you don’t deploy it immediately, you should begin planning for IPv6, including making sure your infrastructure and your ISP can support it. I’m so pleased to see that we already have thousands registered for this event, demonstrating that organizations are clearly interested in educating themselves about what is at risk and involved with the imminent transition to IPv6.”
Infoblox Offers Keys to Successful IPv6 Transition
The transition to IPv6 is challenging; however, if executed through proper planning and leveraging tools with built-in automation, it can be achieved successfully and risks can be minimized. As the premier DNS and IP address management solution provider, Infoblox has pioneered the development of IPv6-ready solutions that provide the automation, visibility, intelligence and management needed for a successful IPv4 to IPv6 transition.
Critical Infoblox IPv6 capabilities include AAAA records for DNS resolution, dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 IP address management from a single interface, task delegation and automation for complex addressing tasks, IP discovery and network inventory for IPv6 address planning, automated IPv6 network change and configuration management to ensure IPv6 network is secure and compliant, and more.
Additional IPv6 Resources Help Manage Transition
- IPv6 Resource Center: Links to several practical IPv6 tools and a fun online challenge
- Video Tutorials: Cricket Liu offers clear and concise definitions and suggestions for jumpstarting your IPv6 initiatives.
- IPv6 Transition Tools: Details of Infoblox IPv6 ready solutions.
- Seven Deadly IPv6 Transition Traps Whitepaper: Outlines the mistakes to avoid throughout an IPv6 transition.
Infoblox is an industry leading developer of network infrastructure automation and control solutions. Infoblox’s unique technologies, including the Infoblox Grid™—a real-time, data distribution technology—increase network availability and control, while automating time-consuming manual tasks associated with network infrastructure services like domain name resolution (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), network change and configuration management (NCCM) and network discovery, among others. Infoblox solutions are used by over 4,750 organizations worldwide, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.