Of the 255 respondents who told InformationWeek that they aren't deploying IPv6, a lack of business need was cited as the top reason for the delay. It's true. There's no need to drop everything right now and move to IPv6. There is no hard deadline, real or imagined, looming that will force a mass IPv6 migration. This is the No. 1 issue facing IPv6 adoption. Everything is working under IPv4, but let's see how that goes when end users can no longer connect to Internet hosts.
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