Session 2013


Time Business Track Technical Track
09.00 Welcome
Silvia Hagen, Chair Swiss IPv6 Council
Presentation of Sponsors
09.10 – 09.50 Moshe Rappoport, Executive Technology Briefer, IBM Research
Data Driven World – Exciting Opportunities and New Challenges

The emerging  ability of organizations  to collect and rapidly analyze large amounts of data provides us with many opportunities to significantly change the way we will do things in the future. As we move more and more into  this new data driven world, we will however need to deal with many new challenges. In this talk, Moshe Rappoport will outline some of  the causes of these major changes from the technology, business, and society points of view, and explore how we will need to think about  these newly emerging trends. The internet of things – enabled  by the  IPv6 standard is a significant factor to be reckoned with.

10.00 – 10.30 Mario Walker, Swisscom IT Services
IPv6 @ Swisscom IT Services – Case Study
The main hurdles when introducing IPv6 are well known. Based on the on-going IPv6 deployment project within the heterogeneous ICT environment of Swisscom IT Services and from an Enterprise point of view, some real life do’s
and don’ts are illustrated.The presentation starts with a review from the first until the present day and focusses on the essential elements including flops & corrections and an outlook to the future.
The aim of these insights is to show how to achieve a successful integration and that there is no reason to be afraid of such a project.The focus of the presentation is on the business perspective.
Eric Vyncke, Cisco
Introduction to IPv6 Security – Threats and Mitigations
This session presents all known threats against an IPv6 network by leveraging the previous knowledge of IPv4 security. It covers reconnaissance, security audit, issues when running dual-stack network, issues with extension headers (fragmentation notably), transition mechanism and attacks against the Neighbor Discovery Protocol.
10.45 – 11.15 Benedikt Stockebrand, Stepladder IT Training+Consulting GmbH
How much does it cost?
If you ask for the cost of an IPv6 deployment in the industry, the answers vary from “we hired a student for 3 months” to “deploying SAP was easier”. Why do we get such inconsistent answers, and how can we estimate the effort needed to deploy IPv6 in a given environment? The talk gives answers to these questions.
Eric Vyncke, Cisco
Introduction to IPv6 Security – continued
11.30 – 12.00
Javier Benitez, Senior Network Architect, Colt Technology Services
Colt operates a large, multi-vendor, tier-1 IP network in Western Europe (covering 22 countries and serving 20 data centres). After a period of evangelization and education, the IPv6 project started in April 2010, the first beta customer was delivered in 2011 and the basic service was launched in 2012.
In this presentation Javier Benitez focuses on the perspective of business customer focused service providers. After a short overview of Colt’s experience in introducing IPv6 technically as well as changes to the product portfolio he presents Colt’s views on what will come after dual-stack deployments, how to manage business customers during the transition, how and why to avoid CG-NAT and finally present Colt’s vision on the future of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

Emanuel Kleindienst, Brocade

Migration Scenarios and Recommendations

As IP and SAN connectivity vendor, Brocade Communications understands the need, the use – and the complexity of IPv6 since the very beginning. This is why Brocade has been offering a comprehensive, highly reliable IPv6 product and support portfolio for both, the SAN and the LAN world for some years now.

When it comes to migrating and extending an IPv4-only network with IPv6, infrastructure operators face new concepts, interdependency issues, security questions, and a host of potential equipment choices. And – as always – a lot of internal lobbying work needs to be done at all levels to drive awareness.

In this presentation, Emanuel Kleindienst will talk about possible migration paths, real life experiences and best practices. He will also talk about the pains and pitfalls that are best avoided when embarking on an IPv6 integration project. And, as usual, Emanuel will involve you to share your experiences and challenges with the audience as well.

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.00 Silvia Hagen, Sunny Connection AG
Do’s and Don’ts of IPv6 Transition
This presentation summarizes 10 years of experience in consulting and training for medium and large sized companies. It shows how to best approach planning, where the greatest challenges are, describes typical pitfalls and stumbling blocks, and explains how other companies have approached the topic, and what they have learned.
14.15 – 14.45 Chip Popoviciu, Nephos6
IPv6 and Cloud – The Magic Duo
IT environments are facing significant changes driven by business demand for agility, scalability and operations optimization. Long term legacy and organic growth outside an overarching, long term architecture are no longer an option. Nevertheless, under the pressure of short term priorities and the narrow perspectives of product and services vendors, IT organizations fail to take a comprehensive approach on the transitions they face. Cloud and IPv6 are examples of siloed transitions in the plans of most IT decision makers. This presentations discusses the advantages of managing the two together and the risks of not doing so. Regardless of their individual level of popularity, the two IT inflection points are interdependent components of the same IT transformation process.
Martijn Bellaard, Brainforce
IPv6 for a Microsoft ICT Infrastructure
IPv6 is more and more in the news. More and more organizations want to deploy IPv6, but often do not know how IPv6 works in their Microsoft IT infrastructure environment. Martijn Bellaard will discuss the basic of IPv6 in a Microsoft IT  infrastructure. During his presentation, he will discuss the following topics: Is a Microsoft Operating System ready for IPv6;

  • Are products like Exchange, SQL, SCCM etc IPv6 ready;
  • Does Microsoft Cloud service  support IPv6;
  • Implementing IPv6 in a Microsoft IT Infrastructure, the Best Practices;

At the end of this presentation, you will have a clear understanding how to enable IPv6 in your Microsoft IT infrastructure and any pitfalls you can run into.

15.00 – 15.30 Johannes Endres, c’t, heise online
IPv6 at heise online – Case Study
Since 2010 heise online can be reached over IPv6. Now the deployment of the second generation of server-technology is at hand and other networks within the company also support IPv6. This presentation discusses the technical and non-technical considerations and summarizes the experiences and lessons learned in these projects.
Gert Döring, Netmaster at SpaceNet AG
Life with a dynamic IPv6 prefix
Trends indicate, that providers will mostly assign their customers dynamic IPv6 addresses, just like they assign dynamic IPv4 addresses today. Unlike with with IPv4, with IPv6 you will usually get a network such as a /56 or /48. This means, the common practice of N:1 NAT with static private addresses in the internal network has to be reconsidered.In the first part this presentation describes the technical background and the protocols used for dynamic addressing of home network. In the second part it discusses the impact the assignment of a new network has for the homenetwork, the changes in the internal communication, changes in the firewall rules etc. And it shows what issues can arise based on this “automatic renumbering”.
15.45 – 16.15 Eric Vyncke, Cisco
Different Ways to Measure IPv6 Adoption
How can we measure the deployment of IPv6? This session will cover the techniques used but also the results, especially comparing Switzerland with the rest of Europe and of course USA, Japan and China. The statistics will be based on IPv6 Status and IPv6 Cisco lab.
Gert Döring, Chair RIPE NCC Address Group
The pitfalls of IPv6 address choice – Available options in the RIPE region
IPv6 offers the promise to finally provide enough address space. This presentations shows the available options in the RIPE region, discusses the best practices for the organization between customer, Internet providers and RIPE-NCC and also explains, when PI (provider independent) space is a good choice.
16.30 – 17.00 Chip Popoviciu, Nephos6
Your website ist IPv6-enabled – now what?
One of the most common first steps taken by organizations in the IPv6 implementation process is the IPv6 enablement of websites. Most organizations however have little to no idea of how well their IPv6 enabled website performs, whether the investment made is valuable or at least not damaging to user experience. In this talk we will define a new metric for evaluating the effectiveness of IPv6 enabled websites and we will share data on the complexities of the IPv6 Internet enablement.
Tore Anderson, Redpill Linpro AS
The Case for IPv6-only data centers
The process of IPv6-enabling a data center has usually been done in small incremental steps, with the aim to eventually have all the applications running in dual-stack mode. However, dual-stack operation has inherent complexity, and with IPv4 address depletion looming, is this really the best strategy?This talk will discuss an alternative to incremental dual-stack: Making the leap straight to IPv6-only operation. Depending on the applications that are used, this approach may potentially help reduce the pressure for increasingly scarce IPv4 resources, and at the same time significantly reduce the complexity of the overall platform.Recognizing that the internet is still a predominantly IPv4-only place, it will also go into how Stateless IP/ICMP Translation works and how it can be used to ensure that IPv4-only end-users will remain able to access the IPv6-only applications and services with minimal service degradation.
17.00- 18.00 Snacks, Drinks and Networking

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