Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

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Jun 22, 2011 03:34 pm | Network World by Brad Reed When the Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, it can tick off quite a list of accomplishments for the ways it has shaped the Layer 2 Ethernet standard. The history of Metro Ethernet Founded in 2001 as an industry group that…

Computer problem grounds United flights

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Jun 18, 2011 04:01 pm | IDG News Service The airline blamed a network issue by Juan Carlos Perez United Airlines had to cancel flights on Friday night after a computer breakdown affected key systems, including those for its website, flight departures and reservations. Although the five-hour outage was solved at around 1 a.m. U.S.…

Cisco again looks to debunk the multivendor network

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Jun 16, 2011 11:42 am | Network World by Jim Duffy In its second attempt to debase arguments that a multivendor network is more beneficial to users than a single-vendor infrastructure, Cisco this week hosted a webcast of two customers discussing the merits of their all-Cisco networks. The customers — retail giant Tesco and the…

Ethernet vendors racing to meet demand

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Jun 14, 2011 06:51 pm | IDG News Service Mobile and cloud computing are pushing bandwidth needs faster than technology development by Stephen Lawson Ethernet vendors will need to develop faster products more quickly to keep up with the demand being created by mobile and cloud computing, some participants at an industry group meeting said…

IPv6 Day only a beginning, researchers say

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Jun 10, 2011 08:40 pm | IDG News Service Traffic grew as sites were made available, but most was not native IPv6 by Stephen Lawson World IPv6 Day boosted the amount of native IPv6 traffic on the Internet, but it mostly increased the use of transitional protocols that won’t help to solve the looming shortage…

Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

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By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Computerworld June 9, 2011 05:07 PM ET One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol on some of their key websites. Joined by two…

World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready

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World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready | NetworkWorld By Scott Hogg on Wed, 06/08/11 – 10:37pm. Today was a significant day in the development of IPv6. Today is IPv6’s Bar Mitzvah, Baha’i, Shinbyu ceremony, Genpuku ceremony and Quinceanera all rolled into one. It was a day where IPv6 could prove to…

Facebook: The Internet did not break

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Jun 08, 2011 05:59 pm | Computerworld World’s largest social network reports no problems on World IPv6 Day by Sharon Gaudin With only a few hours left to go on World IPv6 Day, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, reported that it hasn’t had any trouble. The 24-hour worldwide test of the Internet’s new communications…

So far, so good with World IPv6 Day

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Jun 08, 2011 03:31 pm | Computerworld Internet monitor reports no big problems or slowdowns during test by Sharon Gaudin With World IPV6 Day in full swing, the test flight of the Internet’s new communications protocol is going smoothly. The 24-hour global test run hasn’t hit any major glitches, according to a spokesman for Arbor…

IPv6 traffic surges at launch of World IPv6 Day

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Jun 08, 2011 12:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A surge of IPv6-based Web traffic began flowing over the Internet last night when World IPv6 Day began, according to data gathered by Arbor Networks. Arbor released some initial findings at 9 a.m. EDT that showed a sharp rise in HTTP traffic as…

World IPv6 Day: Tech industry’s most-watched event since Y2K

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Jun 08, 2011 10:06 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The nation’s largest telecom carriers, content providers, hardware suppliers and software vendors will be on the edge of their seats tonight for the start of World IPv6 Day, which is the most-anticipated 24 hours the tech industry has seen since fears of the…

10 things to know about the move to IPv6

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Jun 07, 2011 05:01 pm | IDG News Service The depletion of IPv4 addresses is turning the spotlight to the Internet’s numbering system by Stephen Lawson The Internet has been rolling along for decades on the strength of IPv4 and its numbering system, which has supplied billions of addresses. As long as more addresses were…

Facebook raring to give IPv6 a test flight

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Jun 07, 2011 04:16 pm | Computerworld Network engineers worked for months to get ready for World IPv6 Day by Sharon Gaudin After helping to hatch the plan for World IPv6 Day set for Wednesday, a senior network engineer at Facebook is raring to test the site’s reworked network. Facebook’s Donn Lee has been getting…

Can’t reach your favorite site? IPv6 may be to blame

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Jun 07, 2011 03:03 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A small number of Internet users will experience delays or time-outs as they attempt to visit Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other popular websites tonight and tomorrow, due to a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6. BACKGROUND: Large-scale IPv6 trial set…

Comcast expands IPv6 trial

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Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Comcast has expanded its IPv6 trial, adding hundreds of cable modem subscribers in the San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami areas to participants in Littleton, Colo., that have been operational all year with this next-generation Internet service. Comcast’s IPv6 trial expansion, to be…

Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult

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May 24, 2011 09:52 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet is poised to undergo the biggest upgrade in its 40-year history: from the current version of the Internet Protocol known as IPv4 to a new version dubbed IPv6, which offers an expanded addressing scheme for supporting new users and devices. However,…

What if IPv6 simply fails to catch on?

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May 23, 2011 09:49 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan During the past six months, the Internet engineering community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to promote IPv6 as an urgent and necessary upgrade for network and website operators to allow for the continued, rapid growth of the Internet. The symbol of that effort…

G.hn home-network backers plan tests next week

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May 17, 2011 04:43 pm | IDG News Service Vendors will test chip sets using the ITU G.hn standard for interoperability by Stephen Lawson The G.hn technology for wired residential networks should be a step closer to consumers’ homes after interoperability tests taking place next week. G.hn is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard, approved…

Comcast rolls out metro Ethernet

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May 16, 2011 07:35 pm | IDG News Service The cable operator’s service is aimed at midsized businesses and runs up to 10-Gigabit Ethernet by Stephen Lawson Comcast is expanding its services to medium-sized businesses by introducing metro Ethernet connections at up to 10-Gigabit speed, launching Monday in more than 20 U.S. cities. The services…

Is OpenFlow a go?

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May 13, 2011 10:41 am | Network World by Jim Duffy Interop 2011 could have been called The OpenFlow Show. Vendors were hawking OpenFlow switches and controllers, and a lab demonstration on the show floor displayed the traffic management technique and applicability among multivendor switches. It was the first significant demonstration of the technology at…