It’s World IPv6 Launch day, but will your organization need an intervention to move to IPv6? IPv6 adoption has been remarkably slow—the Internet has not yet hiccupped from a lack of IPv4 addresses. Still, it’s never too early to start planning for an IPv6 migration.
No IPv6 migration discussion is complete without a comparison of the IPv6 address space to other, irrelevant populations. The address space is simply huge, and it's pretty safe to say it won't be exhausted in 30 years. Having that much address space does, of course, have some interesting side effects. What size will your ISP give you at home? A /64 will net you 1.84467E+19 addresses for your home use. That will be sufficient for a while.
Regarding the last column of results? "Total market dollars predicted by research firms for new products" is tongue in cheek. Sort of.
Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio