TCPWave’s IPAM is a secure, redundant, and flexible cloud solution that comes integrated with DNS, DNSSEC, DHCP. It solves your address management challenges in minutes after you initiate it. Our unique TCPWave engineered architecture provisions IPv6 now and for the future so you can easily manage IPv6 complexity and maximize its benefits for your growing networks and data centers. It includes integrated IPv4 tools and support so you can provision IPv4 and IPv6 consistently and maximize your productivity managing your network
What is IPV6?
IPv6 is the highly awaited upgrade of the present internet protocol IPv4. Compared to the 32 bit addressing scheme of IPv4, IPv6 addresses a much larger 128 bits. This means that the IPv6 contains an estimated 3 x 10^38 addresses, hence an exhaustion of IP addresses will not occur in the near future.
IPv6 addresses are represented by 32 hexadecimal digits separated into 8 groups of 4 digits each.
The address range of the IPv6 starts 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000 and ends at ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff.
It was in the mid 1980′s that concerns over the sustainability of IP addresses were first brought to notice by internet based engineers. It wasn’t till 1998 though, that a feasible solution was thought up. With the growing concern of the inevitable exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) came up with the IPv6, the perfect replacement for IPv4 Internet protocol.
Even with the rising concerns, there was still no real necessity for the IPv6, as there were more than enough IPv4 addresses at the time. This led to a very slow transition movement. It wasn’t till a decade later, that the first mass display of the IPv6 capabilities came into the picture. That display was none other than the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Since that time, several major companies have switched over to implementing IPv6 in their technologies. Some of these companies include Google, Verizion and Comcast.
As of 2010, IPv6 has taken over 1% of the internet traffic, but with nearly 92% of IPv4 addresses exhausted at that point of time, there is bound to be a rise in IPv6′s presence over the internet traffic.
TCPWave’s IPv6 Solution
TCPWave’s IPV6 support offers:
- Extended network address which could be assigned to handle future needs for transmission of data, voice and video services
- Integrity checks on IP subnets to avoid overlapping
- Better mobility features
- Provides better multicast and anycast abilities compared to IPV4
- IPSEC is built into the IPV6 protocol for the better security features
- Subnet scanning of critical network components
- Tagging of data via Dynamic Smart Tags including Region and other Custom Fields
- IPV6 address allocation and hierarchy techniques are easy to understand
With TCPWave IPAM solution, you get an expert design, provisioning, and managing complex IPv4 and IPv6 networks into a single IPAM provisioning solution.
So put away your legacy spreadsheets, DIY software, and cap your spending on expensive legacy IPAM appliance to start enjoying these benefits today:
- IPv6 reduces the size of routing tables and makes routing more efficient.
- Increased address space which makes it less vulnerable to malicious activities such as scanning.
- Auto-configuration is another IPv6 enhancement that is considered a great benefit to network administrators
- The IPv6 protocol improves upon IPv4 with increased authentication and privacy measures.
- Integrated reports for IP address and subnet allocations and utilization
- The larger IPv4 setup and configuration costs are just balanced off with higher user payments to the IPv6 ISP operator