Tweet Are you in the Boston area? We are excited to be presenting at the Boston Network User Group meeting tomorrow evening, March 1st, on Best Practices for Mapping and Discovering your Network. Jason Williams, one of our WhatsUp Gurus will be leading the session, which will conclude with a live demonstration of WhatsUp Gold […]
TweetWe are excited to announce our new new international partner programme! Some Partner Programme benefits include: A Premier Partner Portal with up to date information and resources, coupled with enhanced navigation and user interface A deal registration and lead sharing programme (in select geographic regions) that streamlines business opportunities by protecting in-process projects and eliminating channel […]
TweetIn my current role I speak to a lot of network engineers trying to automatically map their network topology. Actually it’s more than that, they don’t just want to discover devices, the want a port level diagram of exactly how all their switches, routers, servers, workstations, phones, firewalls . . . you get the point. […]
TweetIs the Private Cloud Right for You? You may have noticed our recent poll on cloud use in 2011, which found that almost 2/3 of all organizations are planning some kind of cloud investment this year. Nearly 30% said they would be investing in the private cloud specifically. If you happen to fall in with […]
TweetIn the words of Victor Kennedy, Director of Talladega County 9-1-1, “Networks don’t get more mission-critical than emergency communications.” In November 2009 Talladega consolidated all of their call and dispatch services for 5 law enforcement agencies, 4 fire departments, 3 emergency medical services and 4 other private services into a single communications network, covering 760 […]
TweetThe WhatsUp Gold Engineer’s Toolkit was designed to make your life as a network administrator easier. We are excited to announce three new tools to help increase your ability to quickly and easily manage your network. Having trouble managing syslog messages from various parts of your network? Syslog Server allows you to collect, save, view […]
Sometimes long term predictions are correct. Back in 1994, The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) predicted that the IPv4 address pool would be depleted between 2005 and 2011. Here we are in February of 2011 and as of the first of the month, the last /8’s were handed out to the regional registries. Whether it’s the growth of mobile devices and emerging nations or just a final IPv4 land grab, users are requesting more IP addresses than are available.
But, where do we go from here? It looks like IPv6 is finally becoming a reality for everyone. A better question might be “How do we prepare for the migration?”
Here are some suggestions:
- Invest in some type of training. IPv6 is another change that IT will need to adopt and it’s always easier to just do it right the first time.
- Check your equipment. Obvious things like routers and switches are easy to identify, but what about that old printer on the 3rd floor with the toner cartridges from eBay because no one makes them ?
- Look into your software. Most run at the application layer but what about the network tools you use? Does your vendor have a history of quality IPv6 support?
- Develop a migration strategy. Have your service providers adopted a strategy? Is it better to run a dual stack environment or use a gateway? Maybe both will be required.
The next several months will determine how quickly we will all need to move on to IPv6. This migration is just like any other, whether it was from flat files to relational databases, copper to fiber, physical to virtual servers, or any other technology change. Remember to prepare and plan for your project.
Now if only the predictions about flying cars were as close…
We are so honored to be selected as a finalist in four categories for the Network Computing Awards!
WhatsUp Gold is being considered for four categories this year:
Collecting and tracking asset and inventory information about all of the Windows devices on your network can be tedious. This info can include all of the software components installed, including serial numbers, all of the Windows updates installed and even warranty information for Dell and HP devices. WhatsConnected 3.0 can do that for you with new asset management capabilities that include Windows services and workstation inventories.
Join Jason Williams, the WhatsUp Guru, as he shares best practices for mapping and discovering servers and workstations in a live webinar this Wednesday, February 9th at 10 a.m. EST. Register today!
TweetWe are really excited to be here in London as part of another exciting CiscoLive event! Thousands of IT professionals attend the Cisco Live events that are held around the globe throughout the year; they are a great place for education and training on the latest technologies and trends, certifications testings, and opportunities for attendees […]