Cloud enablement is the natural progression for today’s IT organizations required to support agile businesses while reducing TCO. Most organizations have bought into the cost benefits and service delivery benefits of an; elastic and flexible cloud based service delivery model. CIO’s now have to focus on effectively transitioning from vision to strategy and finally execution. This paper details the roadmap to a cloud enabled IT organization.
Cloud adoption and IPv6 transition. Both efforts impact every aspect of the environment from infrastructure (network, compute, storage), to processes, operations and management tools that fit in cloud orchestration and support IPv6 to applications which must become cloud and IPv6 ready.
Any organization in the planning stages of transitioning to the cloud and/or IPv6 should architect the transition with both in mind instead of separately tackling each. Moving to the cloud is a natural progression for organizations recognizing the need for agility while also lowering the total cost of ownership. With the availability of IPv4 address nearing exhaustion, forward looking organizations are also planning for their adoption of IPv6. With that in mind, this paper explores various cloud providers and their abilities to effectively accommodate customers utilizing IPv6.
Developed under contract to Fluke Networks, Nephos6 evaluates the IPv6 capabilities of the OptiView XG, a powerful network analysis tool with advanced feature support for analyzing IPv6 (including tunneled) traffic, IPv6-enabled network services, and IPv6-enabled node discovery. You can also find out more about IPv6-capable Fluke Networks equipment at Fluke Networks/IPv6.
v6Sonar is the first Cloud based Application Performance Management service focused on IPv6 delivered web applications. This case study demonstartes its capabilities and value in the concrete case of a large European service provider.
Yes, they do go hand in hand ... scary!