With the availability of IPv4 addresses drying up, enterprise IT managers know they need to move to IPv6, but the migration raises all sorts of questions. In this excerpt from the book IPv6 for Enterprise Networks, the authors answer many of those questions.
Available to Insiders (free registration required), the book chapter discusses: the technical benefits of IPv6, why enterprises need IPv6, security concerns about IPv6, QoS considerations, and open standards questions.
The excerpt also examines enterprise IPv6 deployment status: While many enterprises are looking to enable IPv6 or establish plans for the deployment of IPv6, some of the enterprise verticals such as Retail, Manufacturing, Web 2.0 and Enterprise IT organizations are leading the adoption both by enabling network and computing devices to support IPv6 and also enabling their business applications over IPv6.
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