With IPv4 running out of space, and mobile/IoT devices on the rise, IPv6 is going to be more important than ever in the new year.
The end of one calendar year always inspires prognostication about the next. I’m not going to go so far as to make any specific predictions about networking for 2016, but there is one networking topic that should at least be on your radar for 2016: IPv6. I’m also not going to proclaim 2016 as “The Year of IPv6” or anything like that (arguably, that has already happened), but I will say that this should be the year that you start to take IPv6 seriously if you haven’t already.
As of today, four of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) are simply out of IPv4 space...
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