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IPv6 Deployment Misperception: Enterprises aren’t deploying IPv6

Top 5 Misperceptions about Enterprise IPv6 Deployment - #1
Submitted by Shannon McFarland on Tue, 08/02/11 - 12:49pm.

And the #1 IPv6 misperception is…drumroll please…enterprises are not deploying IPv6.  Uh, no. Bzzzt.

I have read blogs and articles from the so-called industry expert journalists for years as well as vendors (certain folks within Cisco included) and other people that have stated enterprises have no reason to deploy therefore they aren’t.  Gee, then these 6-12 customer design and deployment meetings I have had with enterprise customers for the last 9 years have been nothing but a dream.

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IPv6 Deployment Misperception: The network team owns the deployment

Top 5 Misperceptions about Enterprise IPv6 Deployment - #2
Submitted by Shannon McFarland on Tue, 07/26/11 - 1:51pm.

We are over the hump kids.  The No. 2 entry in this series has more to do with politics within the enterprise than it does with technical stuff.

It makes sense that because of where IPv6 falls into the OSI model that the network team would naturally claim ownership of its deployment.  It is also true that without the network team building a scalable, available, secure and fast IPv6 environment that all other areas of IT would be ineffectual at best.

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IPv6 Deployment Misperception: I have to deploy IPv6 everywhere

Top 5 Misperceptions about Enterprise IPv6 Deployment - #3
Submitted by Shannon McFarland on Tue, 07/19/11 - 3:44pm.

The No. 3 entry in this series covers where you need to deploy IPv6, day one. Where you turn IPv6 on day one is usually driven by two factors: use case and time frame.  Since IPv6 is just IP and you probably have IP everywhere today, it makes sense that you now need IPv6 everywhere. The reality is that this is not really true, at least not immediately.

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IPv6 Deployment Misperception: I can do the minimum at my Internet Edge and get by

Top 5 Misperceptions about Enterprise IPv6 Deployment - #4
Submitted by Shannon McFarland on Tue, 07/12/11 - 7:02pm.

As we continue to work through my list of the Top 5 IPv6 Misconceptions, the No. 4 entry is what I call “taking the easy way out” when it comes to deploying IPv6 at your Internet edge.

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IPv6 Deployment Misperception: Private IPv4 Address Space and NAT are all I need

Top 5 Misperceptions about Enterprise IPv6 Deployment - #5
Submitted by Shannon McFarland on Tue, 07/05/11 - 10:15am.

Over the last 9+ years of doing enterprise IPv6 deployments with customers I have gathered up a list of common misperceptions that the industry, media, vendors and customers have regarding IPv6 deployment in the enterprise. This series of blog posts will focus on the Top 5 misperceptions. Like any good "Top X" list, we start at the bottom. The No.

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