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Google buys a /12 IPv4 Address Block

By Aftab Siddiqui

As per the RIPE Stat – BGPlay, Merit Network Inc (AS237) withdrew its advertisement of 35.192.0.0/11 on 18 October 2016. It didn’t ring any bells because they have plenty of IPv4 address space, but on 21 March 2017, ARIN announced that 35.192.0.0/12 has been added to the transferred list.

As no-one was advertising this block on the Internet, it was unclear who’d bought such a big block and at what price. On 29 April 2017, Andree Toonk (founder of BGPMon) tweeted about this announcement and surprisingly enough it was announced by Google.

More digging in RIPE Stat – BGPlay suggests that Google started announcing 35.192.0.0/13, 35.200.0.0/14, 35.204.0.0/15 from AS15169 on 12 April 2017. As per the Whois information, Google has allocated this block for Google Cloud customers *** The IP addresses under this Org-ID are in use by Google Cloud customers ***

This transaction of more than a million IPv4 addresses started a debate why Google had to make this move when their IPv6 stats suggest that IPv6 deployment is increasing worldwide and most of their services are already available through IPv6.

The above graph from the Google IPv6 Statistics shows a growth of almost 7% in the last 12 months. This looks great but is that enough? The answer is of course not. Other statistics from the APNIC IPv6 Measurement Map show another side of IPv6 deployment status around the world. It is much better than previous years and it’s improving every month but is still not close to satisfactory.

Google has to serve its customers all around the world and if those customers don’t have IPv6 then they need to give them the option of IPv4. As rightly commented by Mark Smith on the AusNOG mailing list,

“The reason why I think Google buying the /12 is significant, despite Google services being thoroughly IPv6 enabled for quite a while, they’re not buying those IPv4 addresses to solve their own lack of IPv6 deployment. They’re trying to overcome others lack of IPv6 deployment, and paying a large amount of money to mostly solve somebody else’s problem rather than their own. I can only see them and others in a similar situation tolerating those costs for a limited time. They have a financial motivation to actively minimise or avoid those costs sooner rather than later.”

To summarise the discussion, whether it’s Google or any other major cloud or content provider, they can’t serve you IPv4 forever and may give up on you sooner or later. If you are an ISP not providing IPv6 to their customers then your customer will move to another ISP, and this is only a matter of time.

If you want to find out more about how to deploy IPv6 in your network, you can check out our IPv6 resources, attend any of our upcoming IPv6 training (workshop/tutorial) around the world, or reach out to us and let us know how can we help.

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Google buys a /12 IPv4 Address Block

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By Aftab Siddiqui

As per the RIPE Stat – BGPlay, Merit Network Inc (AS237) withdrew its advertisement of 35.192.0.0/11 on 18 October 2016. It didn’t ring any bells because they have plenty of IPv4 address space, but on 21 March 2017, ARIN announced that 35.192.0.0/12 has been added to the transferred list.

As no-one was advertising this block on the Internet, it was unclear who’d bought such a big block and at what price. On 29 April 2017, Andree Toonk (founder of BGPMon) tweeted about this announcement and surprisingly enough it was announced by Google.

More digging in RIPE Stat – BGPlay suggests that Google started announcing 35.192.0.0/13, 35.200.0.0/14, 35.204.0.0/15 from AS15169 on 12 April 2017. As per the Whois information, Google has allocated this block for Google Cloud customers *** The IP addresses under this Org-ID are in use by Google Cloud customers ***

This transaction of more than a million IPv4 addresses started a debate why Google had to make this move when their IPv6 stats suggest that IPv6 deployment is increasing worldwide and most of their services are already available through IPv6.

The above graph from the Google IPv6 Statistics shows a growth of almost 7% in the last 12 months. This looks great but is that enough? The answer is of course not. Other statistics from the APNIC IPv6 Measurement Map show another side of IPv6 deployment status around the world. It is much better than previous years and it’s improving every month but is still not close to satisfactory.

Google has to serve its customers all around the world and if those customers don’t have IPv6 then they need to give them the option of IPv4. As rightly commented by Mark Smith on the AusNOG mailing list,

“The reason why I think Google buying the /12 is significant, despite Google services being thoroughly IPv6 enabled for quite a while, they’re not buying those IPv4 addresses to solve their own lack of IPv6 deployment. They’re trying to overcome others lack of IPv6 deployment, and paying a large amount of money to mostly solve somebody else’s problem rather than their own. I can only see them and others in a similar situation tolerating those costs for a limited time. They have a financial motivation to actively minimise or avoid those costs sooner rather than later.”

To summarise the discussion, whether it’s Google or any other major cloud or content provider, they can’t serve you IPv4 forever and may give up on you sooner or later. If you are an ISP not providing IPv6 to their customers then your customer will move to another ISP, and this is only a matter of time.

If you want to find out more about how to deploy IPv6 in your network, you can check out our IPv6 resources, attend any of our upcoming IPv6 training (workshop/tutorial) around the world, or reach out to us and let us know how can we help.

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IoT Tech Expo: 7 Free Things You Can Get Involved With

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Europe’s leading IoT event will return to Berlin in just 2 weeks and there are plenty of free areas which you can get involved with. Taking place on the 1-2nd June, the IoT Tech Expo event will explore the entire IoT ecosystem, introducing the latest technology innovations across 6 conference tracks, a start-up zone, 2 […]

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IoT Tech Expo: 7 Free Things You Can Get Involved With

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Europe’s leading IoT event will return to Berlin in just 2 weeks and there are plenty of free areas which you can get involved with. Taking place on the 1-2nd June, the IoT Tech Expo event will explore the entire IoT ecosystem, introducing the latest technology innovations across 6 conference tracks, a start-up zone, 2 […]

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IoT Tech Expo: 7 Free Things You Can Get Involved With

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Europe’s leading IoT event will return to Berlin in just 2 weeks and there are plenty of free areas which you can get involved with. Taking place on the 1-2nd June, the IoT Tech Expo event will explore the entire IoT ecosystem, introducing the latest technology innovations across 6 conference tracks, a start-up zone, 2 […]

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Versa Networks Infuses SD-WAN and SD-Security with IPv6

By Kumar Mehta

Google IPv6 Stats 2015-2017

At Versa Networks we recently announced that we now offer support for IPv6, making us one of the few companies that provide support for both IPv4- and IPv6-based SD-WANs. I believe this support will become increasingly important to the digital transformation that is unfolding as new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are deployed into network environments, and exhaustion of the IPv4 address space continues. I think we will see a substantial increase in competition for IP addresses as more “things” become connected and centrally managed, and this move will hopefully keep Versa Networks ahead of the curve.

You don’t have to take my word for it – In the last year, IDC has seen “… tremendous momentum in the influence of digital transformation (DX) on technology spending across geographies and industries.” As the report explains, “Technology is transforming the business by blending the digital with physical with transformative use cases like IoT and next-generation security…IDC believes the key to succeeding in the new digital economy will be the ability to rapidly respond to changes within your ecosystem.” IDC estimates, “… there is the potential for over $18 trillion of new value to be harvested.”

IHS Technology’s 2016 whitepaper, IoT Platforms – Enabling the Internet of Things, looks at the growth of IoT and finds a similar spike. The report predicts that we will see 30.7 billion IoT devices by 2020 and 74.4 billion devices by 2025. Because I want to make sure we have the capacity to serve our clients, IPv6 was the obvious choice.

It is astonishing how far we have come in just a few short decades. When IPv4 was introduced, it was designed to accommodate around 4.3 billion addresses, which back then probably seemed like an adequate number to future proof the protocol for years to come. But what the creators couldn’t have predicted was the explosive growth of mobile devices and the ‘always on’ Internet-connected devices (IoT), each of which requires its own unique address. With IPv4 exhaustion a reality in most geographies, I knew it was time to turn to IPv6.

It turns out I am not the only one to reach this decision. IPv6 adoption stands at 32.2 percent in the U.S., and in many European countries with the highest adoption rates, it ranges from 28 to 47 percent. Given SD-WAN technology’s integration of Internet connectivity, IPv6 will be essential to Versa Networks long-term success. In addition to US-based multiple-system operators, web providers and content providers, Asian customers are also in need of an SD-WAN solution that supports IPv6 for both connectivity and services. Many MSOs support an IPv6 underlay for their customer base and often offer special services for customers connected to IPv6.

Adopting an IPv6-ready SD-WAN/SD-Security solution allows for significant improvement in an organization’s Internet experiences. The advice I give all my customers is this, “If you are embarking on a new service, it should be dual stack from the get-go.”

By supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, Versa can now offer customers the flexibility to design their WAN under IPv4 today and protect it from obsolescence as they switch over to IPv6. And by deploying our technology, customers will be able to avoid expensive and time-consuming vendor swap-out scenarios.

IPv6 does come with some hurdles and not all organizations are immune. As a technology provider, the challenges Versa needed to solve were early on in development and testing. The multi-faceted problems that SD-WAN focuses on solving: connectivity, SaaS and cloud optimization and security; brought a level of challenges in appropriately testing our IPv6 capabilities. We realized that we initially didn’t have everything to ensure we could test IPv6 thoroughly from an SD-WAN use case. We needed to look more deeply into our test equipment, points of access to leverage (providers) and how various applications would be treated across an IPv6-based architecture. Very much like our customers, we found that IPv6 isn’t something you can just “turn-on” and run. You need to look at your applications, underlay infrastructure, security policies and your circuit providers. It took some effort and time to restructure our environments appropriately so that enterprise use-cases could be replicated and drive our efforts for a successful IPv6 implementation. Happy to say, our efforts paid off and we have a very comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 SD-WAN and SD-security offering for the market.

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Versa Networks Infuses SD-WAN and SD-Security with IPv6

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Google IPv6 Stats 2015-2017

By Kumar Mehta

At Versa Networks we recently announced that we now offer support for IPv6, making us one of the few companies that provide support for both IPv4- and IPv6-based SD-WANs. I believe this support will become increasingly important to the digital transformation that is unfolding as new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are deployed into network environments, and exhaustion of the IPv4 address space continues. I think we will see a substantial increase in competition for IP addresses as more “things” become connected and centrally managed, and this move will hopefully keep Versa Networks ahead of the curve.

You don’t have to take my word for it – In the last year, IDC has seen “… tremendous momentum in the influence of digital transformation (DX) on technology spending across geographies and industries.” As the report explains, “Technology is transforming the business by blending the digital with physical with transformative use cases like IoT and next-generation security…IDC believes the key to succeeding in the new digital economy will be the ability to rapidly respond to changes within your ecosystem.” IDC estimates, “… there is the potential for over $18 trillion of new value to be harvested.”

IHS Technology’s 2016 whitepaper, IoT Platforms – Enabling the Internet of Things, looks at the growth of IoT and finds a similar spike. The report predicts that we will see 30.7 billion IoT devices by 2020 and 74.4 billion devices by 2025. Because I want to make sure we have the capacity to serve our clients, IPv6 was the obvious choice.

It is astonishing how far we have come in just a few short decades. When IPv4 was introduced, it was designed to accommodate around 4.3 billion addresses, which back then probably seemed like an adequate number to future proof the protocol for years to come. But what the creators couldn’t have predicted was the explosive growth of mobile devices and the ‘always on’ Internet-connected devices (IoT), each of which requires its own unique address. With IPv4 exhaustion a reality in most geographies, I knew it was time to turn to IPv6.

It turns out I am not the only one to reach this decision. IPv6 adoption stands at 32.2 percent in the U.S., and in many European countries with the highest adoption rates, it ranges from 28 to 47 percent. Given SD-WAN technology’s integration of Internet connectivity, IPv6 will be essential to Versa Networks long-term success. In addition to US-based multiple-system operators, web providers and content providers, Asian customers are also in need of an SD-WAN solution that supports IPv6 for both connectivity and services. Many MSOs support an IPv6 underlay for their customer base and often offer special services for customers connected to IPv6.

Adopting an IPv6-ready SD-WAN/SD-Security solution allows for significant improvement in an organization’s Internet experiences. The advice I give all my customers is this, “If you are embarking on a new service, it should be dual stack from the get-go.”

By supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, Versa can now offer customers the flexibility to design their WAN under IPv4 today and protect it from obsolescence as they switch over to IPv6. And by deploying our technology, customers will be able to avoid expensive and time-consuming vendor swap-out scenarios.

IPv6 does come with some hurdles and not all organizations are immune. As a technology provider, the challenges Versa needed to solve were early on in development and testing. The multi-faceted problems that SD-WAN focuses on solving: connectivity, SaaS and cloud optimization and security; brought a level of challenges in appropriately testing our IPv6 capabilities. We realized that we initially didn’t have everything to ensure we could test IPv6 thoroughly from an SD-WAN use case. We needed to look more deeply into our test equipment, points of access to leverage (providers) and how various applications would be treated across an IPv6-based architecture. Very much like our customers, we found that IPv6 isn’t something you can just “turn-on” and run. You need to look at your applications, underlay infrastructure, security policies and your circuit providers. It took some effort and time to restructure our environments appropriately so that enterprise use-cases could be replicated and drive our efforts for a successful IPv6 implementation. Happy to say, our efforts paid off and we have a very comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 SD-WAN and SD-security offering for the market.

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Internet of Aviation

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Event date: November 7 – 8, 2017 London Heathrow, UK Low commodity pricing, the doubling of air traffic by 2020 and high CO2 emissions are among the challenges that the aviation industry must address to become financially and environmentally sustainable. Connectivity and the Internet of Things provide a cost-effective opportunity to tackle these challenges. Enabling […]

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Internet of Aviation

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Event date: November 7 – 8, 2017 London Heathrow, UK Low commodity pricing, the doubling of air traffic by 2020 and high CO2 emissions are among the challenges that the aviation industry must address to become financially and environmentally sustainable. Connectivity and the Internet of Things provide a cost-effective opportunity to tackle these challenges. Enabling […]

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