GLADEV ICT Team provides design and engineering expertise to address the detailed configuration and integration aspects of an IPv6 architecture.
This service focuses on the development of the equipment configurations, test plans and integration plans required to integrate the elements into an IPv6 environment. Target IP infrastructure elements include IP addressing, routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, IDS/IPS, Cloud and SDN
The first allocation of IPv6 address space by a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) to a provider was made in April of 1999.
One of the messages that was clear at the North American IPv6 Summit is that Dual-Stack is only halfway there. We don’t really want to maintain two networks (IPv4 and IPv6) forever. We want to get to IPv6-Only networks
Dr. Vinton G. CERF
Vint stated during the launch of the IPv6 Hall of Fame in Nanjing in November 2018:
“ As you know the Internet Society started an Internet Hall of Fame to recognise pioneers, connectors and contributors to the Internet technology and growth, but now I think it’s time to recognise those who led the path to IP version 6 which uses a much larger address space to deal with the challenges of Internet of Things and an increasing user population
IPv4 address space has been used for decades to grow the Internet. When engineers deployed IPv4 in 1981, four billion IP addresses seemed like plenty. As the world caught on to the commercial possibilities of the Internet, though, engineers realized that the number of IP addresses simply wasn’t enough for all the laptops, mobile devices, web servers, routers, and other devices coming online.
Cloud computing describes the use of networks of remote servers – usually accessed over the Internet – to store, manage, and process data. As a segment of IT services, cloud computing generates billions of dollars in revenue annually and is showing very few signs of slowing down. For customers, cloud computing offers access to numerous technologies while lowering the barriers to entry, such as technical expertise or costs. Typically, the cloud service market is divided into three primary service models, encompassing infrastructure, platforms, and software. Depending on business needs and security concerns, customers can also choose between private, public, or hybrid cloud deployment.
IPv6 is good for IoT and IoT is good for IPv6. There are several arguments and features that demonstrate that IPv6 is actually a key communication enabler for the future Internet of Things:
Adoption is just a matter of time
The Internet Protocol is a must and a requirement for any Internet connectivity. It is the addressing scheme for any data transfer on the web. The limited address capacity of its predecessor, IPv4, has made the transition to IPv6 unavoidable. Google’s figures are revealing an IPv6 adoption rate following an exponential curve, doubling every 6 months.
IPv6 offers a highly scalable address scheme. The present scheme of Internet Governance provides at most 2 x 1019 unique, globally routable, addresses. This is many orders of magnitude more that the 2 x 109 that is possible with IPv4 and the 1013 that is the largest estimate of IoT devices that will be used this century.
Solving the NAT barrier
Due to the limits of the IPv4 address space, the current Internet had to adopt a stopgap solution to face its unplanned expansion: the Network Address Translation (NAT).
IPv6 provides for end devices to have multiple addresses and an even more distributed routing mechanism than the IPv4 Internet.