Much more can be said about IPv6 transitions, but the intent of this article is to help you see the forest through the trees. As the IPv6 transition lead, you need to stay out of the weeds so you can help guide everyone else through the sometimes difficult-to-navigate terrain that is IPv6.
Though IPv6 has been around for a while, it is still considered a new technology. In many cases vendor support for IPv6 is not as mature as it is for IPv4. However, enough organizations have made the transition to demonstrate that IPv6 is ready to begin replacing IPv4 as the dominant protocol on the Internet. Though there may be some bumps along the road to IPv6, with a solid strategy and proper planning, your organization can make a successful transition into this new era.
Heder, CCIE No. 24788, is a senior network engineer specializing in large-scale enterprise and data center network design for the Department of Defense, as well as organizationwide IPv6 transitions. Heder holds a master's degree with a concentration in network architecture and design, and has a patent filed for an IPv6 transition technology. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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