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Demystifying Enterprise IPv6

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Who Is Using IPv6?

Use the Cisco IPv6 statistics website to measure IPv6 adoption.

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IPv6 Getting Started with Cisco Services

Learn how Cisco Services can help you move beyond IPv4. (1:01 min)

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IPv6 and the Bring Your Own Device Trend

The University of Florida deploys an IPv6-complaint wireless network.

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Enterprise Edge Transition to IPv6

Cisco can help you to develop a strategy to make the move to IPv6 with three general approaches:

  • Preserve your existing IPv4 investment
  • Prepare your organization for growth
  • Prosper by expanding innovation and productivity

Identify technologies that are fundamental to successfully make the transition

  • Dual Stack Capabilities
  • Tunneling Services
  • Translation Services for NAT and DNS

Plan and Build

Use Cisco IPv6 Services to successfully adopt Ipv6

  • Cisco Strategy and Analysis Service for IPv6 to explore benefits for your IT infrastructure
  • Cisco Assessment Service for IPv6 to determine necessary network changes and anticipate challenges
  • Cisco Plan and Build Service for IPv6 to create designs and a smooth transition strategy
  • Cisco Validation & Deployment Services for IPv6 to validate network readiness and offer consulting
  • Cisco Network Optimization Service to help you absorb, manage, and scale IPv6 in your environment

During the transition to IPv6, your organization will fall into one or more adoption category

  • Mandated
  • Advanced
  • Early adopters
  • Mainstream

Discover the specific technologies that are fundamental to successful IPv6 deployment, based on where in the organization you will deploy IPv6 and why.

Dual Stack

To help ensure seamless coexistence of IPv4 and IPv6, use these dual-stack capabilities for the smoothest migration possible:

Access Security

To provide the same level of security that we find in IPv4, IPv6 requires a set of features to secure the layer 2 domain:

Application Visibility and Control for IPv6

With the emergence of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and cloud computing, IT departments are seeing more guest devices on their networks, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Many now use IPv6 by default.

  • Get visibility into IPv6 traffic in your network
  • Maintain your security policy when IPv6-capable employee-provided or guest devices connect to your network
  • This functionality can be turned on even if the core network or IT-issued devices do not themselves run IPv6

Translation Services

Learn how to connect users and applications whose devices and networks use different protocols. For example, new IPv6 users will need to access existing IPv4 content. The following technologies are fundamental to connecting IPv6 communities and information from an IPv4 environment:

Use Dual Stack Networks for Business Growth (PDF - 274 KB)
Set up devices to run IPv4 and IPv6 in parallel for business continuity and growth.

Easily Get IPv6 Endpoint Support (PDF - 301 KB)
Decouple the migration of endpoints and applications to IPv6 using stateless NAT64.

Realize Successful IPv6 Adoption

Cisco IPv6 Services can help you scale beyond IPv4 limitations.

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IPv6 How to Get Started

Reduce risk and enhance return with Cisco's phased approach to IPv6 deployment.

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Successfully Adopt IPv6 with Cisco Services

As you adopt technology solutions that address today's business transitions and migrate your network to scale IPv6, we can help you prioritize critical areas of your business and network, while proactively budgeting time, money, and resources.

Cisco IPv6 Services include:

  • Cisco Strategy and Analysis Service for IPv6 to explore IPv6 benefits and challenges for your IT infrastructure
  • Cisco Assessment Service for IPv6 Device Readiness to determine IPv6 readiness and devices that need to be upgraded
  • Cisco Assessment Service for IPv6 Architecture to create a strategy for transitioning your current network to IPv6
  • Cisco Plan and Build Service for IPv6 to review and refine assessment results and develop designs for a smooth transition
  • Cisco Validation & Deployment Services for IPv6 to validate design and offer consulting at each stage of network implementation
  • Cisco Network Optimization Service helps you continuously absorb, manage, and scale IPv6 in your environment

You can purchase Cisco IPv6 Services globally from Cisco and Cisco Certified Partners. The Cisco IPv6 Service Overview has more information.

Find the Right Enterprise Solution

Create a dual stack by setting up devices to run IPv4 and IPv6 in parallel. Learn more about relevant Cisco IPv6 solutions:

For IPv6 translation, you must translate IPv4 content to IPv6 hosts. Find out how Cisco can help:

Learn from Technical Resources

Cisco Design Zone consolidates design guides, application deployment guides, white papers, videos, and other technical reference materials.

Cisco Validated Designs consist of systems and solutions that are designed, tested, and documented to facilitate and improve customer deployments.

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