Skip the Transitions, Build IPv6-Only Data Centers

During last week’s IPv6 Summit I presented an interesting idea first proposed by Tore Anderson: let’s skip all the transition steps and implement IPv6-only data centers.

You can view the presentation or watch the video; for more details (including the description of routing tricks to get this idea working with vanilla NAT64), watch Tore’s RIPE64 presentation.

4 comments:

  1. yes, I agree with this philosophy. if you lucky enough to start a DC from scratch, then some brain cycle should be taken for IPv6 feasibility. Make sure to review all product needed in that DC to fit IPv6 right away.

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  2. Interesting... but how does this fit into traditional enterprise networks?

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    1. Poorly ... thus many of them will be busy transitioning for the next 10 years.

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    2. At least you could place new servers into IPv6-only VLANs and have dual-stack on clients only.... but only if they don't have dependencies with legacy IPv4-only servers...

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