The current most widely used protocol on the public Internet is Internet Protocol Version 4 or (IPv4). While the existing Internet is built largely on the older IPv4 protocol, the number of unused IPv4 addresses is close to exhaustion, so network managers are migrating their infrastructures to support IPv6.
IP version 6 has a vastly larger address space than version 4 because it uses a 128-bit address, compared to the 32 bits used for IPv4.
The new address space thus supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses. This is an unbelievably large number of addresses, about 295 for every person on the planet, more than enough to go around for the foreseeable future.
- As this transition happens new sites, resources and trading partners on the Internet will increasingly be only available via IPv6 and businesses that do no support this will increasingly be at a disadvantage.
- Support for IPv6 will provide access to the entire Internet and ensure that they continues to grow and innovate.
Easy-IP and IPv6
Put your effort into migrating your network to IP version 6, not your management tools.
Easy-IP provides full support for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks meaning you can manage all your networks with a single tool.
Easy-IP even has its own specialised subnetting tool designed specifically for IPv6.
IP version 6 transition service
Skyrack technology’s IP version 6 (IPv6) professional services enable enterprises to take advantage of the next generation Internet protocol.
Skyrack Technology’s IPv6 transition professional services cover the entire transition lifecycle:
1. Analysis. Skyrack can help you determine your readiness for IPv6. We analyse your IT infrastructure from applications through servers to your network for impact and report.
2. Planning. Skyrack will develop a specific comprehensive IPv6 transition plan in phases braking these down into areas of cost, time-scale, design options, testing and validation.
3. Training. Internal training for operational staff and developers.
4. Implementation. Skyrack can provide full implementation for IPv6 across applications, systems and networks.