Deploying IPv6 can be a challenge but many organizations around the world have made the transition successfully. Here’s some of the elements you’ll need to consider for your organization’s deployment of IPv6.
Internet Protocol addresses, or IP addresses, are a core part of how the Internet operates. Every device needs an IP address to connect to the Internet and communicate with other computers, networks and devices. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next generation of the Internet protocol. It was developed to succeed version 4 (IPv4) as IPv4 addresses have almost run out globally. While there are only 3.7 billion unique IPv4 addresses available for use on the Internet, the theoretical IPv6 address pool size is 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses. IPv6 addresses comprise 128 bits and they are usually shown as sequences of hexadecimal digits, separated by a colon character ( : ). Each group is up to four hexadecimal digits long, and each address is made of up to eight groups.
IPv6 example address: 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
Mr. Azim U. Hoque is the President of University IT Forum, Founder of Cyber Security Forum and Convener of ICT Forum of Bangladesh. Mr. Hoque has over 22 years hands-on experience in an extensive IP networks, UNIX System, Cybersecurity and consults in information technology with a focus on cybersecurity and forensic. Mr. Hoque is a renowned cybersecurity expert with deep specialization in defense-in-depth strategies and cybercrime investigation tactics. He is frequently quoted in industry news sources and is often a keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, corporate/startup advisor, trainer, practitioner, columnist and media analyst at national, international, and regional events.