Dynamic Business – 8 June 2011
Named World IPv6 Day, June 8 is an awareness day to acknowledge the trillions of new IP addresses now available after the previous version—IPv4—began to show its limitations. Rather than a ‘switch over’ day, it recognises the progressive transition to the new system.
IPv4 is a decades-old IP addressing scheme with some 4 billion combinations allowing us access to the internet. IPv6 recognises that with a growing number of organisations online, and an increasing number of devices in each network, we need trillions of IP addresses to operate in a digital world.