Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Date Added: Apr 2012
Cloud computing and IPv6 are among two of the most prominent trends impacting the IT industry. In order to fully use heterogeneous network resources, there is a need to design a network where all resources can interconnect in cloud computing deployment. At present, IPv4 networks are still dominant and IPv6 is the next internet protocol that is being adopted. In cloud computing deployment, IPv6 is the solution for mobility and is seen to have a good impact in cloud computing network deployment. Due to the difficulty associated with upgrading the entire Internet backbone to support IPv6 it is easy to upgrade routers in the access network and allow for the greater benefits of IPv6 than to upgrade all routers in the Internet backbone network.