Moving Ahead with IPv6

Arthur Cole

Computer Sciences Corporation's decision to deploy IPv6 got us thinking about whether enterprises will see any benefits besides enhanced security if they, too, adopt the protocol.


It turns out there are a slew of operational bonuses as well. Not only will it improve communications and management capabilities between HQ and remote offices, it will help lower costs and reduce complexity through its auto-configuration capabilities and the fact that you won't have to worry about address translation systems.


Much of the world is already pushing ahead with IPv6 because it addresses one of the chief concerns outside of the U.S.: addressability. But once all the side benefits of the system become known, it would be a shame if U.S. organizations had to suddenly play catch-up with a world that has passed them by.

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