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Ready or Not: Your Network is Moving to IPv6

Jul 16, 2010, 17:36 (5 Talkback[s])
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"You may have avoided moving your network to IPv6 for years, but you won't be able to put it off much longer. Here's why you need to plan for a transition.

"Every few years there's another panic about everyone running out of IP addresses. The terror that the Internet would simply run out of room is finally coming true. It's not so much that computers are consuming the IP addresses; it's all those smartphones, iPads, and other devices that require Internet access.

"The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the organization that oversees the allocation of all Internet number resources, announced in January 2010 that less than 10% of available IPv4 addresses remain unallocated."

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