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IPv6 a Disaster in the Making?

IPv6 has been around for at least a decade. However, despite the fact that IPv4 addresses are getting scarcer than the hair follicles on William Shatner's head, IT is far from ready to make the transition.

Software maker Ipswitch made this discovery in a recent survey that showed only 12 percent of respondents say they are prepared for IPv6. And it really ain't IT's fault. Major vendors such as Cisco have bupkis for IPv6 support.

This may get serious real soon -- after years of warnings, IPv4 addresses truly are in short supply. IT pays vendors big bucks for hardware, software and services, and now is the time for these firms to pay some of it back with a little IPv6 love.

What is your shop doing about Internet addresses? Give all some good advice by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/16/2011 at 1:18 PM


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