The question is no longer will your company prepare your network for IPv6, but when and how will it prepare. IPv4 internet addresses have been exhausted and now the world is looking to IPv6, a new internet protocol that will revolutionize the internet as we know it and offer an unlimited amount of IP addresses. The benefits of IPv6 for businesses will be great; there’s room for unimagined innovation on a new virtual playground – new devices, web-based applications, and more.
It’s just a matter of whether or not you’ll be ready to take advantage of the opportunities IPv6 presents.
Now is the best time to start preparing your network for IPv6. The world is outgrowing IPv4 and eventually all businesses will be running on IPv6. Cisco and HP have already started including IPv6 capabilities in some of their latest product releases. IPv6 has loads to offer businesses – unlimited IP addresses and room for innovation with web-based applications and new devices. Why delay the inevitable?
It makes sense to start laying down the groundwork for IPv6 today. However, you want to plan carefully – you must evaluate your current network and software before jumping into IPv6. In addition, you’ll want to design a water-tight migration plan to ensure your migration is successful.