Even if the companies have enough IPv4 address for their users and services, IPv6 is already in the network and enterprise IT organizations should do something about it.
Companies are becoming more global and distributed while providing always-connected capability to their remote users. Any company employee that access to company resources remotely, especially with mobile technologies, will soon receive only IPv6 addresses, making it impossible to access IPv4 content and applications of the company. To ensure global connectivity from all kinds of devices using various service providers, enterprises should make the resources available for IPv6-only users.
If you are operating in financial sector, your clients could try to access their accounts from anywhere in the world. If your client is in Asia assigned only IPv6 address to its device for its Internet connectivity, to ensure seamless service experience companies need to make sure that their web site, applications and content is accessible by IPv6-only client.
Based on the research quoted by the infographic below, there is already a significant number of IT/network managers who consider IPv6 as a critical component of their purchasing decisions.
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It is important to note that network is the enabler for all business applications. First step in enabling IPv6 should be to ensure your service provider could support IPv6. It not only supports your transition requirements, but also could present a great opportunity to collaborate and learn from Service provider’s experience in enabling IPv6.