IPv6: The Challenge
Global growth of the Internet has been driven by the increased use of computing and communications technology. Mobile equipment, home appliances and other consumer devices are online and interconnected. Each of these devices uses an IP address. The current Internet Protocol (IP) addressing system that Internet devices use - called IPv4 - is predicted to run out of addresses this year. A new protocol, IPv6, has been introduced to provide a virtually limitless address space.
The arrival of IPv6 does introduce a new problem for Internet users - IPv4 is not compatible with IPv6. Any services, applications or connectivity over the public Internet will need to consider integration of IPv6 and IPv6 transition technologies. Basic Internet, web hosting, remote access, mobile workers, and cloud computing all rely on Internet transport to provide services.
We can help with your IPv6 Transition
To help with transition challenges, AT&T Consulting provides a full suite of IPv6 Consulting services:
- Readiness assessment and transition strategy
- Design, architecture and engineering
- Transition planning, testing, piloting and governance
For more information on preparing for IPv6, visit the series of webcasts, papers, briefs below or read our IPv6 Blog for additional insights.
- IPv6: The Next IP Standard
With available IP addresses disappearing, the standard that supports most network traffic is coming to the end of its useful life.
- AT&T Position on IPv6: A White Paper for Enterprise Customers
The focus of this paper is the rationale and strategies for AT&T and enterprise customers to plan for and initiate transition towards IPv6 deployments.
- IPv6 Consulting: Lessons Learned from the Field
This paper outlines observations from the field from our consultants delivering IPv6 solutions. It includes a checklist and recommended approach to tackle IPv6 planning and deployment that has been used successfully across multiple client engagements.