Main Nav

7 Things You Should Know About IPv6

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abstract

The rapid expansion in the use of the Internet, coupled with explosive growth in the number of devices that access it, has prompted development of a new protocol, IPv6. Apart from adding substantially to the number of available Internet addresses, IPv6 carries a number of other benefits that can streamline Internet traffic, simplify network administration, and possibly improve security. The Internet has already started its transition to IPv6, and each institution needs to conduct its own analysis and testing process to determine its readiness for IPv6. Universities will need short- and long-term plans for migrating to IPv6, along with requisite budgets and timetables, and should prepare to provide additional training. Universities should also anticipate that the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 will require the development of new policies. Even with the basic similarities between IPv4 and IPv6, the transition period is likely to be long, could be complicated, and will certainly consume staff and financial resources.

Download This Resource

Tags from the EDUCAUSE Library

Close
Close


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
Register Now!

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

Close

Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

Close

2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.