Infoblox Inc., the DNS, DHCP and IP address Management (IPAM) market leader with the largest installed base of IPv6-ready DDI appliances, today announced that the Company’s resident IPv6 and Domain Name System (DNS) expert, Infoblox Vice President of Architecture and Technology, Cricket Liu, will participate in an O’Reilly Media webcast on Thursday, April 21, 2011, titled: “IPv6 Fundamentals—Keys to Avoid Common Transition Mistakes”.
For more information and to register for the event, visit: http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/1902. Webcast attendees will learn about:
- IPv6 fundamentals;
- Common IPv6 myths;
- Managing the transition from IPv4 to IPv6;
- How to handle IPv6 with DNS; and,
- Tips to get ready for IPv6 World Day.
Also participating in the webinar is Owen DeLong, an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric, a leading IPv6 network service provider and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen commented: “The transition to IPv6 can seem daunting, but, with the right service provider, quality training, carefully chosen products, a clear plan and good testing, enterprises will be able to perform a smooth transition. Each of these areas can benefit significantly from good experienced professional services. I’m grateful to O’Reilly and Infoblox for including me in this session and I applaud Infoblox’s decision to lead IPv6 efforts in their product space.”
Cricket Liu, the co-author of all of O’Reilly’s Nutshell Handbooks on DNS, including DNS and BIND, DNS on Windows 2000, DNS on Windows Server 2003, and the DNS & BIND Cookbook, commented: “The exhaustion of IPv4 addresses does not spell the death of IPv4, but the beginning of its long, slow decline. For the foreseeable future we’ll be running both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols and using transition technologies to move between the two. However, even with the most advanced technologies, there are risks associated with charting new waters. Getting educated by participating in webcasts like this one put on by O’Reilly and investigating best practices is essential to avoiding mistakes along the way.”
Infoblox Offers Keys to Successful IPv6 Transition
The transition to IPv6 is a 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.
For more information about Infoblox IPv6-ready products, visit:
Additional IPv6 Resources Help Manage Transition
To learn more about IPv6 enablement, mistaken myths and best practices, please view the following resources:
- 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.
- http://tunnelbroker.net: Free IPv6 tunnel services and training from Hurricane Electric.
For more information about Hurricane Electric:
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.