IPv6 Deployment Metrics

Option 1: You have an insightful, forward looking leadership who sees the value and importance to start moving to IPv6 and supports you all the way. Option 2 (and this is the most common one): You see the problem, you see the value of IPv6 and pestered your leadership to let you spend your personal[…]

Not all SPs are created IPv6 equal

Go ahead, ask me: Are your services/products IPv6 ready? Now think how easy it is for me to say: Sure, absolutely, you bet! Now you either come back with a detailed list of requirements and really check on how my readiness aligns with your plans and needs or you get started with IPv6 and hope[…]

IPv6 Issues Happen

“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” the saying and the practical experience go. So you enabled IPv6. Great! State that to the World and you better have a poncho on because the Gatorade will drench you. We in the IPv6 space got so little validation over time that we are happy when someone utters[…]

Good IPv6 User Experience!

Paul Saab of Facebook said it well at CES.   In fact he nailed it. Drumming up adoption and padding our own shoulders for another country getting above 10% adoption is no longer the top priority. Making sure adoption is paired with implementation quality is essential. Good user experience for IPv6 enabled services is not[…]

OpenStack Havana and IPv6

OpenStack Havana (8th release) is available on October 17 with 400+ new features. However, it brought very little excitement for IPv6 fans: users still cannot launch IPv6-based VMs. After running out of patience, we immersed ourselves in the lab for several weeks and achieved the following goals: All OpenStack infrastructure nodes communicated with each other[…]