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For IPv4 the Sunset Begins. For IPv6 the Day Is Just Getting Started

February 3, 2011 - 3 Comments

That was quick! I mentioned earlier in the week that, in any day, the IANA would hand out the last IPv4 address. Today it happened. And coinciding with the X-day, our panel discussed the true impact of the IPv4 address run-out. To mitigate it, Cisco’s Carrier-Grade IPv6 (CGv6) solution is designed to help enable a smooth transition.

Cisco Carrier Grade IPv6 (CGv6) Solution

One interesting observation I’ve seen is how something as obtuse and techie as IPv6  has generated so much interest in the main stream press – such as this article at the Wall Street Journal, Web Running Out of Addresses.  Even my mother asked me about it on the phone last night “will the internets shut down?” No way mom…we’ve got that covered. The Internet will be Preserved, Prepared, and then Prosper!

Visit our web site for more information on how Cisco Carrier-Grade IPv6  is designed to help address these challenges.

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  1. @Dan, @TJ- Thanks for reading. Indeed the industry is at varying stages of this monumental transition.

  2. Sadly, for some IPv6 is just beginning. For some of us, it has been a way of life for several years - as it should have been for many others :). We are finally approaching the point that IPv6 will directly impact the bottom lines of "several market categories" of companies within the next 0-18 months, thus gaining some steam towards an actual mainstream level of adoption. Finally. /TJ

  3. Some articles had a dramatic title, but i think that this is a normal step. The number of internet users is growing, so the WWW needs to adapts to the demands.