IPv4 to IPv6 Migration Not An Easy Task

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Tech Target presents an interview with Brandon Ross, network architect with the Torrey Point Group, an experienced network engineer who has worked with IPv6 for years, on the conversion of IPv4 to IPv6. Most service providers deploy equipment from multiple vendors in their networks, which makes it time-consuming to convert IPv4 to IPv6 in terms of upgrading code. Ross discusses how service providers are doing with the technology and business issues that affect the IPv4 to IPv6 transition.

“Providers that end up waiting to be one of the last to migrate may actually be saving a lot of money on their infrastructure costs because they’re not leading-edge; they don’t need the latest equipment, and they can keep reusing those old routers and old customer aggregation devices and CBE for years to come. So there’s a mixture. I think only the market can really tell whether it’s too early or too late for any particular provider.”

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