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May 4 2011   9:56AM GMT

2011 Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force Summit recap

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Scott Hogg, coordinator of the 2011 Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force Summit, was kind enough to share a conference recap with Here’s what you missed at the 2011 IPv6 Summit:

The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) dazzled summit attendees with a dual-protocol and an IPv6-only Internet network.

“Those who used the IPv6-only Internet connectivity saw what life would be like in the far distant future when IPv6 would be the dominant IP version,” Hogg said.

The hands-on lab classes that were conducted for IPv6 learning also proved to be wildly popular.

“Is it because of the news of news of the IANA’s IPv4 depletion?” Hogg asked summit attendees.

Many of them of them nodded.

“The Big Boss comes in and says ‘OK, you network engineers, you’ve got this v6 thing under control, right?’
‘Uh, no,” they’ll say. ‘Well, go get some training. Go learn about that thing, because we need to make sure we’re ready for that.’ And then network engineers say ‘OK, Boss, I’ll go learn about it,'” Hogg explained.

This scenario describes why nearly 400 attendees showed up–their largest number of attendance yet. Hogg was astounded by the amount of enterprise interest compared to previous years. Enterprises are further along in IPv6 adoption than what was to be expected–a note IPv6 Summit attendee Jeff Doyle, president of Jeff Doyle and Associates, seconded on his blog.

In the large Imperial Ballroom that was the IPv6 Expo floor, 22 vendors presented their IPv6 technology, solutions and services to those 400 attendees. Top sponsors included:

Mu Dynamics

A full list of vendors and session presentations can be found on the RMv6TF IPv6 Summit website.

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