As connected computing has become a ubiquitous part of business and leisure, part of the Internet foundation is faltering. Internet Protocol has become a universal address scheme for networking, but we’ve run out of new addressable space. With the explosion of mobile devices – especially as asset intelligence and machine-to-machine embed connectivity in literally everything – unique IP addresses are becoming a scarce resource. The implications are many.
With business strategies inseparable from technology, it’s hard to find a company that is not highly dependent on its network. This makes the migration from the old standard, IPv4, to the new standard, IPv6, a broad issue. Although the IPv6 standard has existed for decades, we’re at a point of finally having to take the issue seriously.