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IPv6 Influence at #CES2016

by | January 12, 2016

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brought together more than 170,000 attendees in Las Vegas last week. Over 3,600 presenters exhibited gadgets, software, services and innovations that they believe will take off in a major way in 2016. As in years past, there were smart cars, TVs, drones and plenty of electronics demos. However, 2016 seemed to be the “year of VR” with hundreds of virtual reality demos – and of course, the Internet of Things (now dubbed by some as The Internet of Everything).

Some new advanced robots also made their debut this year. For example, Mother is a peanut-shaped robotic sensor hub that watches over you and your family. It measures how well you brush your teeth, it knows how much you drink and it watches you when you sleep. Creepy? Some say yes.

In terms of IPv6, the main panel at CES this year that focused on the Internet’s evolution to IPv6 was titled “Your Customers are on the New Internet. Are You?”. The panel was moderated by CTA’s Brian Malkwalter and featured experts including John Curran from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Paul Saab from Facebook, John Brzozowski from Comcast and Samir Vaidya from Verizon Wireless. The room quickly filled up and it became standing room only, with plenty of insights by the experts.

IPv6 is becoming impossible to ignore. Recently it celebrated its 20th birthday. The past four years, IPv6 deployment increased by a factor 2.5 each year: from 0.4 percent by the end of 2011 to 1 percent in late 2012, 2.5 percent at the end of 2013, and 6 percent a year ago. We’re now up to a 10 percent adoption rate and this is only going to continue to grow. The time is now to migrate to IPv6.

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Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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