International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
Organizations of all types are feeling increasing pressure to transition from the well-known and universal Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) standards to the newer IPv6 standard, while still supporting both network topologies. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the continually shrinking numbers of available IPv4 addresses and the exploding number of devices that require access to internet applications and services. While organizations worldwide are beginning to acknowledge that they need to adopt IPv6, most are still struggling to define a workable strategy around it. In this paper, the authors discuss gradual transition plans, maintain control over the IP network, and minimize disruption and downtime.