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ION Costa Rica Agenda: IPv6, DNSSEC, and More

By Megan Kruse

will take place on Monday, 3 July 2017, alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL. We’ll have a half-day program so we can cover topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, MANRS and Routing Security, and the IETF.

We’re excited to announce the draft agenda for this great event, including:

  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
  • Setting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America
  • IPv6: Where are we in 2017?
  • Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration
  • Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It
  • Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

This is a draft agenda, so if there’s something you’d love to see or you’d like to participate as a speaker on this agenda, please let us know.

Registration is open now! The early-bird discount to attend both ION and TICAL closes on 31 May, so register today.

As usual, we are thankful that this ION has generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias. There are still sponsorship opportunities available if you’re interested!

We hope you can join us at the Hotel InterContinental San José in Costa Rica on 3 July. We’re planning to webcast the event, so stay tuned for more information on that as well as agenda updates, speaker announcements and more!

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ION Costa Rica Agenda: IPv6, DNSSEC, and More

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By Megan Kruse

will take place on Monday, 3 July 2017, alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL. We’ll have a half-day program so we can cover topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, MANRS and Routing Security, and the IETF.

We’re excited to announce the draft agenda for this great event, including:

  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
  • Setting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America
  • IPv6: Where are we in 2017?
  • Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration
  • Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It
  • Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

This is a draft agenda, so if there’s something you’d love to see or you’d like to participate as a speaker on this agenda, please let us know.

Registration is open now! The early-bird discount to attend both ION and TICAL closes on 31 May, so register today.

As usual, we are thankful that this ION has generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias. There are still sponsorship opportunities available if you’re interested!

We hope you can join us at the Hotel InterContinental San José in Costa Rica on 3 July. We’re planning to webcast the event, so stay tuned for more information on that as well as agenda updates, speaker announcements and more!

Read more here:: www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/feed/

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AKUA raises $3M seed round to secure cargo-based IoT

AKUA, a Baltimore-based subscription data service that provides in-transit visibility of goods and shipments through predictive and prescriptive analytics raised $3 million in Series Seed funding. The round was led by Crosslink Capital. London-based Talis Capital and the San Francisco-based Enterprise Security Syndicate also participated in the round. The startup’s customers include companies from agriculture, perishables, and high-value recyclables sectors.

“These investments will help us advance the development of our secure IoT gateway platform, create greater value for our customers, and accelerate the growth of our company logistics and supply chain market”, said AKUA Founder and CEO, Neil Furukawa.

AKUA’s end-to-end supply chain tracking and monitoring solution utilize tracking devices, tamper-resistant and tamper-evident multi-layer security, and in-transit analytics sent over to a cloud-based dashboard. It combines tracking devices, proprietary multi-layer security, in-transit analytics, and AKUA web services to deliver supply chain tracking and monitoring by turning sensor data into actionable information.

Customers can choose between two types of services AKUA offers. These include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).

The SaaS solution provides location mapping, security, environmental and cargo status information, alerting, notifications and reporting. Typical exceptions customers can track include seal breakage or door intrusion, unplanned stops, Geo-fence entrance or exit, device tampering, sensor threshold violation, and route deviation.

The DaaS customers of AKUA can integrate the tracking and monitoring data into a third-party or proprietary platform. The company’s primary target market is companies who want to obtain in-transit analytics of perishable goods, pharmaceuticals, manufactured items, materials, medical devices, and hazardous substances.

AKUA’s solution can be used to reduce cargo theft. The solution was also field-tested for monitoring environmental conditions in potato seed export shipments.

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AKUA raises $3M seed round to secure cargo-based IoT

By News Aggregator

AKUA, a Baltimore-based subscription data service that provides in-transit visibility of goods and shipments through predictive and prescriptive analytics raised $3 million in Series Seed funding. The round was led by Crosslink Capital. London-based Talis Capital and the San Francisco-based Enterprise Security Syndicate also participated in the round. The startup’s customers include companies from agriculture, perishables, and high-value recyclables sectors.

“These investments will help us advance the development of our secure IoT gateway platform, create greater value for our customers, and accelerate the growth of our company logistics and supply chain market”, said AKUA Founder and CEO, Neil Furukawa.

AKUA’s end-to-end supply chain tracking and monitoring solution utilize tracking devices, tamper-resistant and tamper-evident multi-layer security, and in-transit analytics sent over to a cloud-based dashboard. It combines tracking devices, proprietary multi-layer security, in-transit analytics, and AKUA web services to deliver supply chain tracking and monitoring by turning sensor data into actionable information.

Customers can choose between two types of services AKUA offers. These include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).

The SaaS solution provides location mapping, security, environmental and cargo status information, alerting, notifications and reporting. Typical exceptions customers can track include seal breakage or door intrusion, unplanned stops, Geo-fence entrance or exit, device tampering, sensor threshold violation, and route deviation.

The DaaS customers of AKUA can integrate the tracking and monitoring data into a third-party or proprietary platform. The company’s primary target market is companies who want to obtain in-transit analytics of perishable goods, pharmaceuticals, manufactured items, materials, medical devices, and hazardous substances.

AKUA’s solution can be used to reduce cargo theft. The solution was also field-tested for monitoring environmental conditions in potato seed export shipments.

Read more here:: feeds.feedburner.com/iot

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BKNIX Peering Forum 2017 – Highlights

By Aftab Siddiqui

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017, as highlighted in our previous blog post, happened last week on 15th and 16th May in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is the brief recap of the whole event, which helped bring the local community together.

Webcast of 15th May can be found here.

There were more than 160 online registrations for the event and many people watched it online through the live webcast as well.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Gothom Arya, chairman of the Thailand Network Information Center Foundation (THNICF). In his brief remarks, he highlighted the importance of a neutral internet exchange point in Thailand and how it is affecting the local industry. He thanked all the sponsors and participants.

Next, it was Mr. Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission of Thailand (NBTC), a regulatory body. He shared some interesting facts about internet growth in Thailand. By the end of 2016, there were 43 million internet users, a 15% increase over last year. Fixed broadband subscribers were 6.33 million at the end of 2016, with 600,000KM fibre already in place covering 20% of the whole country. He also shared the two main directions of the ministry: auction of additional wireless spectrum and expansion of broadband coverage. By June 2018, over 70,000 villages will get broadband access. Around 30,000 villages are already covered by the private sector as of today; the remaining 40,000 will be covered by the budget from Ministry of Digital Economy and NBTC.

The keynote address was delivered by Andrew Sullivan, a former chair of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) currently working at Oracle-Dyn. The presentation is available here and on the webcast, his talk starts at [50:10]. He shared some insightful details of the two major DDoS attacks faced by Dyn and how they managed to recover from them. He also gave some good advice to the community, asking them to collaborate more and keep communication channels open.

Dion Leung, VP of Business Development at Coriant shared his views on the latest trends in Data Center Interconnect (DCI) market and also shared his company’s product line.

Aftab Siddiqui from Deploy360 presented the IX Update and highlighted the various steps Internet Society has taken in last few years to support the development of internet exchange points in the world. Webcast starts from [3:14:00].

Martin Levy from Cloudflare presented an overview of Cloudflare’s network, its global and local peering policies, the building of its local Thailand site and also shared some very interesting details of their IPv6 switch and how Cloudflare turned it on by default and how it impacted IPv6 traffic globally. His presentation is available here and his talks start at [4:52:00] on the webcast.

The last session of the day was a panel discussion on the topic of Data Center in Thailand. Moderated by Dr. Jesada Sivaraks (Secretary of Vice Chairman of NBTC), panelists included Prasong Ruangsirikulchai (Senior VP of 1-to-all, former VP of Telecommunication of Thailand Association), Dr. Adisak Srinakarin (Executive Vice President of Electronic Government Agency, Thailand), Tuang Cheevatadavirut (Member of International Data Corporation – IDC Thailand) and Charlie Chairatanatrai (GM Interlink Data Centre). The important highlight if this session was the presentation of Dr. Adisak on Thailand Digital Government Development Plan (2017-2021). The panel discussion lasted for more than two hours and was very informative. Webcast starts from [6:07:00].

Webcast of 16th May can be found here.

The first session of the second day was from Andy Davidson (Asteroid, LONAP). He presented BGP Traffic Engineering while sharing his experience of using different tools and techniques to measure traffic, how to manage capacity demands, ensure the quality of service to end users, recover from failures, decide when to peer and with whom, and how to make a sensible and calculated decision.

Walt Wollny from Hurricane Electric presented the BGP Tool Kit from HE [bgp.he.net] and how it can be used to get the right information. His webcast starts at [1:01:00].

Fakrul Alam from APNIC shared his experience on various community tools to fight against DDoS attacks such as putting the right bogon filters, having a good view of your network traffic through flow sonar and how to getting traffic scrubbing services to remove unwanted traffic. His webcast starts from [2:22:00].

Aftab Siddiqui from Deploy360 presented the MANRS initiative (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security). He also shared the data for Thailand from CAIDA’s Spoofer project and highlighted the spoofed prefixes coming out of Thailand and also presented the list of bogus prefixes and ASNs generating from Thailand from CIDR Report. Webcast of this presentation starts at [2:40:00].

Dr. Philip Smith chaired a panel discussion on “Peering Tools and Best Practices” with panelists Che-Hoo Cheng (APNIC), Martin Levy (Cloudflare), Sokvantha Youk (TelcoTech), Kittinan Sriprasert (BKNIX), and Johnathan Lee (TIME). Webcast for this panel discussion starts at [4:31:00].

Somchai Treerattananukool from Symphony (also part of the MCT management committee) presented the “Submarine cable expansion in Asia”. He shared some interesting statistics about Thailand internet growth and forecast. As per the stats from NECTEC the current bandwidth usage of Thailand is around 2.5Tbps and increasing 40% every year. Thailand is using 44% of internet capacity from Singapore hub and 28% from Malaysia hub, while the capacity is increasing on Malaysian hub. He shared the update about the MCT Submarine Cable (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia) and others in the pipeline. Webcast for this presentation starts at [6:48:00].

Finally, there was a presentation from Kohei Kitade of NTT Communications about “internet traffic expansion and submarine cables” where he shared the status of various submarine cable systems in the region.

It was a wonderful event, full of informative sessions and time to meet with industry leaders. We hope to see a larger crowd at BKNIX Peering Forum 2018.

Read more here:: www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/feed/

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017 – Highlights

By News Aggregator

By Aftab Siddiqui

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017, as highlighted in our previous blog post, happened last week on 15th and 16th May in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is the brief recap of the whole event, which helped bring the local community together.

Webcast of 15th May can be found here.

There were more than 160 online registrations for the event and many people watched it online through the live webcast as well.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Gothom Arya, chairman of the Thailand Network Information Center Foundation (THNICF). In his brief remarks, he highlighted the importance of a neutral internet exchange point in Thailand and how it is affecting the local industry. He thanked all the sponsors and participants.

Next, it was Mr. Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission of Thailand (NBTC), a regulatory body. He shared some interesting facts about internet growth in Thailand. By the end of 2016, there were 43 million internet users, a 15% increase over last year. Fixed broadband subscribers were 6.33 million at the end of 2016, with 600,000KM fibre already in place covering 20% of the whole country. He also shared the two main directions of the ministry: auction of additional wireless spectrum and expansion of broadband coverage. By June 2018, over 70,000 villages will get broadband access. Around 30,000 villages are already covered by the private sector as of today; the remaining 40,000 will be covered by the budget from Ministry of Digital Economy and NBTC.

The keynote address was delivered by Andrew Sullivan, a former chair of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) currently working at Oracle-Dyn. The presentation is available here and on the webcast, his talk starts at [50:10]. He shared some insightful details of the two major DDoS attacks faced by Dyn and how they managed to recover from them. He also gave some good advice to the community, asking them to collaborate more and keep communication channels open.

Dion Leung, VP of Business Development at Coriant shared his views on the latest trends in Data Center Interconnect (DCI) market and also shared his company’s product line.

Aftab Siddiqui from Deploy360 presented the IX Update and highlighted the various steps Internet Society has taken in last few years to support the development of internet exchange points in the world. Webcast starts from [3:14:00].

Martin Levy from Cloudflare presented an overview of Cloudflare’s network, its global and local peering policies, the building of its local Thailand site and also shared some very interesting details of their IPv6 switch and how Cloudflare turned it on by default and how it impacted IPv6 traffic globally. His presentation is available here and his talks start at [4:52:00] on the webcast.

The last session of the day was a panel discussion on the topic of Data Center in Thailand. Moderated by Dr. Jesada Sivaraks (Secretary of Vice Chairman of NBTC), panelists included Prasong Ruangsirikulchai (Senior VP of 1-to-all, former VP of Telecommunication of Thailand Association), Dr. Adisak Srinakarin (Executive Vice President of Electronic Government Agency, Thailand), Tuang Cheevatadavirut (Member of International Data Corporation – IDC Thailand) and Charlie Chairatanatrai (GM Interlink Data Centre). The important highlight if this session was the presentation of Dr. Adisak on Thailand Digital Government Development Plan (2017-2021). The panel discussion lasted for more than two hours and was very informative. Webcast starts from [6:07:00].

Webcast of 16th May can be found here.

The first session of the second day was from Andy Davidson (Asteroid, LONAP). He presented BGP Traffic Engineering while sharing his experience of using different tools and techniques to measure traffic, how to manage capacity demands, ensure the quality of service to end users, recover from failures, decide when to peer and with whom, and how to make a sensible and calculated decision.

Walt Wollny from Hurricane Electric presented the BGP Tool Kit from HE [bgp.he.net] and how it can be used to get the right information. His webcast starts at [1:01:00].

Fakrul Alam from APNIC shared his experience on various community tools to fight against DDoS attacks such as putting the right bogon filters, having a good view of your network traffic through flow sonar and how to getting traffic scrubbing services to remove unwanted traffic. His webcast starts from [2:22:00].

Aftab Siddiqui from Deploy360 presented the MANRS initiative (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security). He also shared the data for Thailand from CAIDA’s Spoofer project and highlighted the spoofed prefixes coming out of Thailand and also presented the list of bogus prefixes and ASNs generating from Thailand from CIDR Report. Webcast of this presentation starts at [2:40:00].

Dr. Philip Smith chaired a panel discussion on “Peering Tools and Best Practices” with panelists Che-Hoo Cheng (APNIC), Martin Levy (Cloudflare), Sokvantha Youk (TelcoTech), Kittinan Sriprasert (BKNIX), and Johnathan Lee (TIME). Webcast for this panel discussion starts at [4:31:00].

Somchai Treerattananukool from Symphony (also part of the MCT management committee) presented the “Submarine cable expansion in Asia”. He shared some interesting statistics about Thailand internet growth and forecast. As per the stats from NECTEC the current bandwidth usage of Thailand is around 2.5Tbps and increasing 40% every year. Thailand is using 44% of internet capacity from Singapore hub and 28% from Malaysia hub, while the capacity is increasing on Malaysian hub. He shared the update about the MCT Submarine Cable (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia) and others in the pipeline. Webcast for this presentation starts at [6:48:00].

Finally, there was a presentation from Kohei Kitade of NTT Communications about “internet traffic expansion and submarine cables” where he shared the status of various submarine cable systems in the region.

It was a wonderful event, full of informative sessions and time to meet with industry leaders. We hope to see a larger crowd at BKNIX Peering Forum 2018.

Read more here:: www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/blog/feed/

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In it to win it: Start small, scale fast, win big

By Sheetal Kumbhar

This is part 3 of our 3 part “in it to win it” series. The series covers system integrators role in IoT and why and how they can win more IoT projects. You can read part 1 and 2 here. Every system integrator we talk to is concerned about turning IoT into a scalable and repeatable business. If […]

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In it to win it: Start small, scale fast, win big

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

This is part 3 of our 3 part “in it to win it” series. The series covers system integrators role in IoT and why and how they can win more IoT projects. You can read part 1 and 2 here. Every system integrator we talk to is concerned about turning IoT into a scalable and repeatable business. If […]

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What IPv6 migration really means…

By Anne Ward

IANA  RIR

When we think about IP address ‘migration’ the phrasing is actually a little deceptive. The thing about IPv6 migration is that you’re not necessarily abandoning IPv4, you’re creating a go-forward strategy for your future IP needs. It’s not a replacement, it’s a path forward.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. IANA has announced that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers, has come to an end (phew). Within IANA, there are five regions around the world (known as RIRs), each providing IP addresses for devices within that region. IANA distributed the last blocks/groups of IPv4 addresses, one block of /8 addresses, to each region on Feb 3, 2011. This now means that IANA has effectively run out of addresses, and once each region is out, there are no more. APINC (Asia Pacific region) has already exhausted the new block, and have since allocated measures to make them last as long as possible. It is expected that RIPE (Europe region) will be next, with all others soon to follow. Even if addresses are still available, many regions are choosing to hold onto them rather than allocate them in preparation for IPv6 transition.

IPv6 is the solution to the IP address problem, which cannot be disputed. It is not a new standard, but one that has been largely ignored in recent years due to still having so many IPv4 addresses left. That time is now over. To continue to ignore IPv6 could cause any number of potential problems including inability to migrate to IPv6 when there is no longer a choice, complete loss of connectivity with the Internet, and no longer being competitive with other organizations whose systems are primed for IPv6 and ready to move to the next generation of Internet addressing and use.

Luckily, IPv4 and IPv6 can coexist within a network, and this is very good since the changeover will take years. This means that organizations will have to support both in at least the interim in order to continue complete Internet operations. This technique of supporting both IP versions at the same time is known as dual-stacking. It was developed due to the limitations of the IP versions, particularly with each other. IPv4 and v6 are not compatible and cannot speak to each other at all. Thus support for both must be maintained in order to utilize them at the same time during the migration process. Moving too quickly or only supporting one or the other is almost guaranteed to lose some connectivity or communication until a total world changeover is completed. To assist organizations with this changeover, IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions will be required. These are programs or packaged solutions that find IP addresses on networks, and help administrators with management tasks such as what is in use, available, and how to consolidate. A solution in this case is required due to the very large amount of addresses in IPv6 where as a spreadsheet or other manual process will not be large or fast enough.

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What IPv6 migration really means…

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IANA  RIR

By Anne Ward

When we think about IP address ‘migration’ the phrasing is actually a little deceptive. The thing about IPv6 migration is that you’re not necessarily abandoning IPv4, you’re creating a go-forward strategy for your future IP needs. It’s not a replacement, it’s a path forward.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. IANA has announced that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers, has come to an end (phew). Within IANA, there are five regions around the world (known as RIRs), each providing IP addresses for devices within that region. IANA distributed the last blocks/groups of IPv4 addresses, one block of /8 addresses, to each region on Feb 3, 2011. This now means that IANA has effectively run out of addresses, and once each region is out, there are no more. APINC (Asia Pacific region) has already exhausted the new block, and have since allocated measures to make them last as long as possible. It is expected that RIPE (Europe region) will be next, with all others soon to follow. Even if addresses are still available, many regions are choosing to hold onto them rather than allocate them in preparation for IPv6 transition.

IPv6 is the solution to the IP address problem, which cannot be disputed. It is not a new standard, but one that has been largely ignored in recent years due to still having so many IPv4 addresses left. That time is now over. To continue to ignore IPv6 could cause any number of potential problems including inability to migrate to IPv6 when there is no longer a choice, complete loss of connectivity with the Internet, and no longer being competitive with other organizations whose systems are primed for IPv6 and ready to move to the next generation of Internet addressing and use.

Luckily, IPv4 and IPv6 can coexist within a network, and this is very good since the changeover will take years. This means that organizations will have to support both in at least the interim in order to continue complete Internet operations. This technique of supporting both IP versions at the same time is known as dual-stacking. It was developed due to the limitations of the IP versions, particularly with each other. IPv4 and v6 are not compatible and cannot speak to each other at all. Thus support for both must be maintained in order to utilize them at the same time during the migration process. Moving too quickly or only supporting one or the other is almost guaranteed to lose some connectivity or communication until a total world changeover is completed. To assist organizations with this changeover, IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions will be required. These are programs or packaged solutions that find IP addresses on networks, and help administrators with management tasks such as what is in use, available, and how to consolidate. A solution in this case is required due to the very large amount of addresses in IPv6 where as a spreadsheet or other manual process will not be large or fast enough.

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