By Yanick Pouffary, Chief Technologist and Distinguished Technologist, HP Technology Services Networking
IPv6 will make networks simpler and more flexible. But it also opens the door to a new generation of applications that can change the way businesses interact with their customers and even enable new business models.
The vast expansion of Internet addresses under IPv6 will secure the future of the Internet, but the new protocol does present some challenges for IT organizations. Here’s where to find help.
June 6, 2012, is IPv6 World Launch Day. Google, Facebook, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo are turning on IPv6 for good. Making the transition brings new opportunities for business. Yanick Pouffary shows how to get started and what to expect.
Through the work of distinguished engineers like Jim Bound, HP played an important role in developing IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol. March 2 marked the anniversary of Jim’s death. Jim’s contributions to the development of IPv6 are too many to list. So in honor of Jim, this post recounts how his leadership helped HP introduce IPv6 to its hardware, software and services portfolio. With Jim’s leadership, HP was one of the first vendors to IPv6-enable its products, positioning itself for the continued evolution of the Internet.