On July 24 and 25, 2012, HP will have an interactive, on-line event that will help you discover what IPv6 means to your organization and strategies for a smooth transition.
The chat will feature Yanick Pouffary, a Distinguished Technologist and Chief Architect in the Office of the CTO within HP Technology Services
Read more about this free event and how to register.
Automated DDI management (“DDI” stands for DNS, DHCP and IPAM (IP Address Management)) helps ensure that your DNS, DHCP and IP address management services work in synchronization. This will help you get the most out of your IPv4 network and in turn, lays the foundation for a smooth transition to IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol.
Just like network equipment, application software needs to support the IPv6 protocol too. This includes OS, firmware, middleware and applications (including internally developed applications). Vendors will typically handle IPv6 enablement of off-the-shelf products. But for internally developed applications it’s your responsibility to enable them for IPv6.
IPv6 traffic will find its way onto your network sooner rather than later. Even if you're not actively building an IPv6 network, I recommend taking specific steps now to protect against potential IPv6-based security threats and network vulnerabilities.
A network assessment focused on how and when to transition your network to IPv6 will help you decrease the cost and pain associated with a network upgrade. It will also help you create a plan for a smooth, cost-effective transition to IPv6 that aligns the benefits of the new IP with your company's business strategy.