As reported on IT Business, Jennifer Geisler, director of government and security at Cisco, said with an increase in the number of people and devices going online the available number of IPv4 addresses is quickly diminishing. This statement was made during a recent webcast hosted by Cisco Systems (CSCO) on IPv6. Geisler claims that less than five percent of IPv4 addresses are left globally, and IPv6 is now being deployed around the world. The IT community at large will need to deploy or transition to IPv6 in order to stay connected over the Internet.
“Jacques Latour, director of IT at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), said when IPv6 is deployed, IPv4 is not turned ‘off’. Instead, both will need to run on a dual-stack together for the next 20 years or until IPv4 is fully decommissioned in order to stay connected to the Internet.
‘A lot of work is still to be done in terms of implementing IPv6 across Canada,’ Latour said. ‘It’s a work in progress. ISPs are actively working on planning their IPv6 deployments.’”