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Deploy360 5 June 2013

Free IPv6 Webinar June 12 On IPv6-only Datacenters (by Ivan Pepelnjak and Tore Anderson)

Jan Žorž
By Jan ŽoržFormer Operational Engagement Programme Manager

IPv6-only datacentersCould you run your data center on only  IPv6? What would you need to do to interact with the IPv4 side of the Internet?  How could you make this happen in your datacenter?

IPv6 is becoming a reality for more and more operators and datacenters that have started to feel the shortage of IPv4 address space. Tore Anderson from Redpill Linpro figured out that IPv4 addresses are better used to enable the service for the servers hosted in their datacenter instead of “wasting” them for network infrastructure and datacenter interconnectivity. On June 12, 2013, Ivan Pepelnjak (ipspace.net, NIL d.o.o.) and Tore Anderson will deliver a free “IPv6-only datacenter” online training, explaining the idea behind this solution and the mechanics of translation tools needed to put on a configuration like it’s already running in production environment in Norway.

Short description of the event from very popular Ivan’s blog ipspace.net:

IPv6 is becoming an unavoidable reality, and the majority of content providers try to deal with it one little step at a time, starting with IPv6-to-IPv4 load balancing (or even NAT64) somewhere at the edge of the data center.

This incremental strategy allows you to give users access to IPv6-enabled content with minimum initial investments, but it also triggers a series of transitions the organization has to go through before reaching the final destination: IPv6-only data centers after IPv4 becomes truly obsolete. Each one of these transitions has to be planned, designed and managed, and each one of them introduces risk and potential downtime.

The webinar describes an alternate approach: an IPv6-only data center and network core with the only IPv4 component being NAT46 translation boxes at the network edge.

Tore Anderson is running this design in production environment and will share his real-life experiences and the glitches he encountered on his path to IPv6-only data center.

Join this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best experts in our industry, register for free for Webex session now.



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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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