5 misperceptions about deploying IPv6

Author Shannon McFarland completes his list.

We’ve been very fortunate to have author Shannon McFarland blogging for us as part of our Cisco Subnet community, and he has just completed his list of top five misperceptions about IPv6 deployment.

McFarland wrote the book on deploying IPv6 – yes, literally, he co-wrote IPv6 for Enterprise Networks for Cisco Press. In fact, through our ongoing agreement with Cisco Press we are able to offer two chapters from that book to Network World Insiders. If you’re not an Insider, you can register for free here, and if you are, you can view Chapter 1 here and Chapter 3 here. Or you can just buy the book now.

McFarland counted down the top IPv6 deployment misperceptions in his blog:

5. Private IPv4 Address Space and NAT are all I need

4. I can do the minimum at my Internet Edge and get by

3. I have to deploy IPv6 everywhere

2. The network team owns the deployment

1. Enterprises aren’t deploying IPv6

From his bio:

McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Corporate Consulting Engineer in the Office of the CTO and is focused on Enterprise IPv6 deployment, VDI, and Data Center technologies. Shannon has been responsible for customer Enterprise IPv6 design and deployment at Cisco for the last 9 years. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and other industry conferences. He co-authored a Cisco Press book titled IPv6 for Enterprise Networks. Prior to his time at Cisco corporate, Shannon was an SE in the Cisco Englewood, CO office. Shannon has been at Cisco for 11+ years and has worked in IT for healthcare and consulting firms.

Check out his full blog today.

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