Affordable Care Act and IPv6 – A tale of two protocols

Probably you are not surprised by the title of this blog associating the Affordable Care Act with technology, it would not be the first time this happens. The technological challenges faced by the healthcare.gov site at its launch were heavily publicized. In fact that event was the reason we started monitoring the site on an[…]

The Embarrassing 52% … or 58%

This is our third and final installment in the series, I would, retrospectively thinking, call: “Is this the best we can do?” This series is based on several metrics from a 2016 Enterprise Management Associates Network Management Megatrends Report and it brings to light sobering statistics. In “The Scary 40%” we talked about why 40%[…]

The Dreadful 37%

In our last blog we talked about “The Scary 40%”, representing the percentage of issue raised by customer yet invisible to the networking team. This is a rather sobering statistic showing how little we really know about our infrastructure and the services that run on top of it. We argued that this is the reason[…]

iOS9 and IPv6

You are a mobile app developer or your business uses a mobile app, right? I know this is not news to you … or at least it should not be but here it goes anyway: http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/2015/06/apple-will-require-ipv6-support-for-all-ios-9-apps/ In Apple’s words: ““Because IPv6 support is so critical to ensuring your applications work across the world for every[…]

Why do some lose RIPE stars?

RIPE does a good job preparing the community for IPv6 and a particularly good job of analyzing the IPv6 adoption stats in its region. This type of analysis is particularly useful in understanding what works and what doesn’t work for various organizations. This is important considering the tenuous path of IPv6 adoption. In driving adoption,[…]

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[…]