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How Cisco IT Is Accelerating Adoption of IPv6

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Executive Summary

Cisco IT has been planning IPv6 adoption, balancing the effort with other priorities such as data center virtualization and pervasive video. Cisco IT needs IPv6 infrastructure to develop and test IPv6-compliant solutions in a real-world environment for customers planning their own migration. Cisco IT expects IPv4 devices to coexist with newer IPv6 devices for many years. Therefore, the company is moving towards a dualstack approach, meaning that devices can simultaneously support IPv4 and IPv6. cross-functional planning team is working on the migration. Cisco IT engaged Cisco Services to provide IPv6 readiness support through the Cisco Network Optimization Service (NOS). Their business benefits were meet compliance requirements for governments where Cisco does business, accommodate growing numbers of mobile devices and create a real-world testing ground for new solutions.

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