IPv4 is a 32 bit IP system which supports only 4 billion IP addresses that each device on the internet can use. Growth in the number of connected devices in last few years is pushing US agencies to transition to IPv6 protocols. In fact, the US government mandated all organizations to move their IT ecosystem (devices as well) to fully support IPv6. IPv6 is 128-bit addressing protocol supports 340 trillion addresses which will be sufficient for a number of IoT devices to be coming in future. Transition to IPv6 will not just increase the amount of addresses but it enables innovation in terms of reliability, user experience, security, integrity, and performance in internet connected environment.
Transitioning will be not easy for enterprises who are currently in the roadmap towards digital transforming their operations. There will be time, efforts and cost will be involved for making their IT ecosystem compliant to IPv6. But, to support newer applications along with security and performance needs by future devices, transitioning complete IT ecosystem will be a stepping stone for enterprises.
In this ebook, we have addressed the key areas of IPv6 that will benefit enterprises in their move towards transition. We have covered
- What is IPv6 and why we need it.
- General and security benefits
- Transition methods
- Imperatives for IPv6 transition
- Case Studies
- Transition barriers/concerns