Engineers Ireland – IPv6 Presentation

This evening I will be presenting the following to Engineers Ireland on behalf of INEX.

 

We’re IPv6 Ready! Are you?

IPv6 ReadyOpen Solutions has been certified by INEX to their Platinum standard. This means both our website and our DNS name servers are IPv6 enabled.

We should of course disclose that not only do we contract services to INEX, we also developed the website and web application that powers IPv6Ready.ie!

It is vital that content owners and businesses that generate even a small proportion of their revenue through an online presence become IPv6 Ready.

To this end, IPv6 Ready is an initiative by INEX to promote the uptake of IPv6 in the Internet and broader business communities. While IPv6 has been available and in active use for over 10 years, its take up has been stunted by the continued, but increasingly limited, availability of IPv4 address space. INEX, with the IPv6 Ready initiative is encouraging businesses to delay no longer and invest in IPv6 to ensure the future of their Internet related activity.

Even if you’re not IPv6 Ready just yet, you can still make your users and customers aware that you realise the importance of this by displaying the IPv6 Pending badge which you receive by signing up at IPv6Ready.ie.

Test your site now: www.ipv6ready.ie.

Open Solutions has been a part of INEX’s operations team since April 2008, working with the expanding number of INEX Members and ensuring the smooth running of the exchange. We assist with the administration of the switching frabic, provide member support, and develop INEX’s provisioning and management systems.

IPv6 Ready is a PHP application using our standard application framework of Zend, Doctrine ORM and Smarty running on a FAMP stack.

IANA IPv4 Free Pool Exhausted

The IANA IPv4 free pool was exhausted today, 3 February 2011. Each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has now received one of the final five /8s.

The RIPE NCC updated yesterday that the IANA IPv4 free pool has been exhausted:

The IANA IPv4 free pool was exhausted today, 3 February 2011. Each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has now received one of the final five /8s. The RIPE NCC has been allocated 185/8.

The RIPE NCC is holding reserves totaling approximately four /8s (around 75 million individual IPv4 addresses), not including 185/8.

RIPE will most likely exhaust their reserves sometime in 2011:

As we unable to anticipate consumption rates, we cannot fully predict how long our reserves will last. However, we would like to reassure you that our supplies will not be exhausted within the coming months.

INEX Breaks 10Gbps Barrier

INEX, Ireland’s neutral Internet Exchange Point, broke the 10Gbps barrier last week coinciding with the Government’s launch of their four year plan:

Reaching a new record high, traffic at INEX, Ireland’s Internet Exchange Point, has exceeded the 10Gigabit per second barrier for the first time.  This record, of 12.137* Gigabits per second, comes in a year when INEX is experiencing its greatest growth in traffic in the exchange’s 14 year history.  The traffic peak, which coincided with the announcement of the National Recovery Plan, is an indication of the increase in consumption of rich media content (TV, video, music, conferencing) over the Internet by users in Ireland, including the new wave of mobile internet users. INEX has also welcomed a number of new Members in recent months who have also contributed to the rapid traffic growth.

Read the full release on INEX‘s own website. We’re looking forward to seeing this record being smashed tomorrow with the announcement of the 2011 budget.

Open Solutions (my company) has been a part of INEX’s operations team since April 2008, working with the expanding number of INEX Members and ensuring the smooth running of the exchange. We assist with the administration of the switching frabic, provide member support, and develop INEX’s provisioning and management systems.