Internet Protocol (IP) dictates how equipment can communicate over a network. IPv4 contains over 4 billion individual IP addresses, and as the Internet continues to grow and evolve, organizations need to adopt IPv6 to support future business continuity, growth and global expansion.
IPv6 expands the number of network address bits. In IPv4, each network address has 32 bits, and IPv6 has 128 bits, which can provide more than enough globally unique IP addresses for every networked device on Earth. Simply trying to work around the address exhaustion and sustain IPv4 investments will only be a waste of time and money. The best investment is to migrate to the IPv6 standard.
Unlimited addressing enables providers to deliver more, and newer, applications and services with reliability, improved user experience and increased security. IPv6 can enable:
- Multiple Internet-enabled mobile devices for every person on the planet
- Billions of embedded sensors using technologies like RFID, IEEE 802.15.4, and personal area networks
- Home and industrial applications
- Smart grids
How to Switch:
TriTech uses Cisco systems. Since Cisco first started pioneering IPv6 technology in 1996, Cisco has proven to be a trusted business and technology partner. Cisco is also committed to a consistent deployment of IPv6, with all devices, all applications and all services supporting the standard of the future.
For more information, please contact us at (262) 717-0037 or check out the following infographic, courtesy of Cisco’s blog.