IPv6: An Open Cloud Infrastructure Enabler or Corporate Tax?

John Curran headshot



John Curran, ARIN




John Burns Headshot  Jim Kyriannis headshot Samir Vaidya

  • John Burns, Wells Fargo
  • Jim Kyriannis, NYU
  • Samir Vaidya, Verizon

Session Description

Since 1994, IPv6 has been offered as the solution to IPv4 address space exhaustion. The Network Translation Protocol or NAT has largely mitigated the address space exhaustion issue while vendor support has been spotty at best. As such many IT business leaders viewed IPv6 as a tax to their infrastructure investment rather than a necessity. However, since 2007, with the launch of the iPhone driving the current day mobile marketplace plus the massive rise of virtual machines, containers, and micro-services/micro-segmentation in data centers, some IT business leaders are starting to question their tax view of IPv6 as out of date. In this session ONUG will provide a world view of IPv6 deployment plus detailed views of Verizon’s IPv6 rollout for their mobile network plus the IT business leaders behind Wells Fargo, Bechtel, and HSBC decision to deploy IPv6 production networks. Is IPv6 the new stability block of open cloud infrastructure? Find out in this key ONUG session.