Global IPv6 Strategies: From Business Analysis to Operational Planning / Edition 1
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Global IPv6 Strategies: From Business Analysis to Operational Planning / Edition 1

by Patrick Grossetete, Ciprian P. Popoviciu, Fred Wettling
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1587053438

ISBN-13: 9781587053436

Pub. Date: 06/20/2008

Publisher: Cisco Press

Network Business Series

Justify Your Network Investment

The definitive guide to IPv6 decision making for non-technical business leaders

Every year, organizations rely on Internet applications and services more deeply—and every year, Internet infrastructure grows more powerful and complex. As the limitations of traditional IPv4 addressing become

Overview

Network Business Series

Justify Your Network Investment

The definitive guide to IPv6 decision making for non-technical business leaders

Every year, organizations rely on Internet applications and services more deeply—and every year, Internet infrastructure grows more powerful and complex. As the limitations of traditional IPv4 addressing become increasingly apparent, many decision makers recognize that a transition to IPv6 is needed far sooner than anticipated. Global IPv6 Strategies gives non-technical decision makers the information to plan and execute an orderly, efficient migration to IPv6—and reap the business benefits.

This book’s authors offer practical scenarios, proven best practices, and real-world case studies drawn from their unsurpassed experience helping enterprises and service providers move to IPv6. Writing for non-technical decision makers, they systematically review the costs, benefits, impacts, and opportunities associated with IPv6 migration. Their insights and strategies can help you address both the technical side of IPv6 and the rarely discussed organizational issues that can make or break your transition.

Patrick Grossetete, manager of Product Management at Cisco®, is responsible for key Cisco IOS® software technologies including IPv6 and IP Mobility. A member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate, he has been honored with the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award.

Ciprian P. Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE® No. 4499, technical leader at Cisco, focuses on architecting, designing, and testing large IPv6 network deployments for service providers and enterprises worldwide. Grossetete and Popoviciu co-authored Deploying IPv6 Networks (Cisco Press).

Fred Wettling manages architecture and strategic planning for Bechtel. Wettling is a member of the IEEE, North American IPv6 Task Force, and IPv6 Forum; directs the IPv6 Business Council; chaired the Network Applications Consortium (NAC); and served on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Next Generation Network Task Force.

  • Understand how efficient IP communications are rapidly becoming even more central to business and economic growth.
  • Get past the “IPv4 vs. IPv6” myths that prevent effective decision making and planning.
  • Objectively assess the constraints of existing IPv4 infrastructures—and learn how IPv6 can overcome them.
  • Develop and analyze the business case for IPv6—with help from real-world, never-before-published case studies.
  • Identify hidden business opportunities IPv6 can unleash.
  • Choose the optimal IPv6 adoption strategy for your enterprise or organization.
  • Learn realistic best practices for planning successful migrations

This volume is in the Network Business Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide IT executives, decision makers, and networking professionals with pertinent information about today’s most important technologies and business strategies.

Category: Networking Technology

Covers: IPv6

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587053436
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
06/20/2008
Series:
Network Business Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 The Business and Economic Importance of IP Commnications 1

The Internet Today 2

IP Infrastructure: Strategic Assets 7

The Economies of Scale and the Growth of IP Infrastructures 12

What Comes Next for IP Communications? 13

Summary 16

Chapter 2 IPv4 or IPv6óMyths and Realities 17

The Business Case for IPv6 18

A Brief History of IPv6 Standardization 19

Looking at the Numbers 23

Earth Population Versus Internet Users 24

Mobile Phone Market Segment 27

Consumer Devices 29

Transportation 30

Industrial Sensors and Control Systems 33

Common Observations When Looking at the Numbers 35

IP: Today’s Constraints and Tomorrow’s Solutions 36

Is IPv4 Running Out of Addresses? 36

Are NAT Benefits Lost by Moving to IPv6? 39

Is IPv6 Improving Routing? 40

Does IPv6 Support Multihomed Sites? 40

Does IPv6 Deliver Plug-and-Play Autoconfiguration? 43

Does IPv6 Offer Better QoS? 45

Is IPv6 Required for Mobility? 46

Does IPv6 Provide Increased Security? 48

Is Renumbering Easier with IPv6? 50

Summary 51

Chapter 3 The Economy of an IP Evolution 55

The Macroeconomic and National Perspective 58

The Global Information Society: WSIS 62

Stimulating Innovation 66

Opportunities to Develop Local Industry 68

Enabling Education 69

The Business Perspective 71

Addressing the Market Transformation and Needs 72

The Convergence of IP-Based Communications 73

The Demand for Information 74

Social Networking 76

Fixed-Mobile Convergence 76

Servicing Networks for People 77

Facilitating and Stimulating Growth 78

Service Providers 78

Enterprises 79

Operations Simplifications 80

Gaining Competitive Edge and Leadership 81

The Costs of an IP Evolution 82

Summary 86

Chapter 4 IPv6 Adoption Strategies 89

National Strategies 90

Mandated Adoption 94

Government-Sponsored Adoption 105

Japan and South Korea 106

South Korea 109

European Union 111

China 112

India 113

National Research Environments and Projects 114

Business Strategies 117

Defining the Standards 119

Creating Infrastructure Platforms 122

Addressing Specific Customer Requirements 127

Requiring Operating System Integration of Applications 128

Requiring Zero Impact of IPv6 129

Requirements Driven by Mandate Responses 129

Establishing Leadership Through New Services 130

Establishing Leadership Through Innovation 132

Be a Follower 134

IPv6 Adoption Challenges 138

Industry Perspective 138

Academic Perspective 142

Summary 144

Chapter 5 Analysis of Business Cases for IPv6: Case Studies 147

Service Providers 152

Broadband Access Provider: Comcast 153

Company Profile 154

Network and IT Profile 155

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 156

Perspective on IPv6 157

The Case for IPv6 158

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 160

Lessons Learned 165

Service Provider: Sprint Nextel 165

Company Profile 167

Network and IT Profile 169

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 171

Perspective on IPv6 172

The Case for IPv6 174

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 179

Lessons Learned 185

Tier 1 Service Provider: Tata Communications 187

Company Profile 189

Network and IT Profile 191

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 194

Perspective on IPv6 195

The Case for IPv6 196

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 197

Lessons Learned 202

IT Utility Service: SAVVIS 203

Company Profile 205

Network and IT Profile 206

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 209

Perspective on IPv6 210

The Case for IPv6 211

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 212

Lessons Learned 215

Mobile Provider: Bouygues Telecom 216

Company Profile 220

Network and IT Profile 221

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 222

Perspective on IPv6 223

The Case for IPv6 224

IPv6 Planning 225

Lessons Learned 228

Enterprises 229

Education: Greek School Network 229

Organization Profile 232

Network and IT Profile 233

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 236

Perspective on IPv6 236

The Case for IPv6 237

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 239

Lessons Learned 242

Factice World BankóExploratory Case Study 244

Company Profile 247

IT Profile 248

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 249

Perspective on IPv6 251

“No Case” for IPv6 253

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 254

Lessons Learned 255

Government AgenciesóEarly Adopters 257

Company Profile 260

IT Profile 261

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 263

Perspective on IPv6 264

The Case for IPv6 266

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 268

Lessons Learned 275

Information TechnologyóNetworking: Cisco Systems 277

Company Profile 279

IT Profile 281

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 282

Perspective on IPv6 285

The Case for IPv6 287

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 288

Lessons Learned 290

Global Engineering and Construction: Bechtel Corporation 291

Company Profile 291

Network and IT Profile 292

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 294

Perspective on IPv6 298

The Case for IPv6 300

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 308

The IPv6 Team 318

Lessons Learned 320

Networked Sensor Technology: Arch Rock 324

Company Profile 328

IP and Sensor Networks 329

The Case for IPv6 331

Lessons Learned 334

Professional Services: Command Information 335

Company Profile 338

IT Profile 340

IP Infrastructure Characteristics 341

Perspective on IPv6 342

The Case for IPv6 346

IPv6 Planning and Implementation 349

Lessons Learned 353

Summary 355

Chapter 6 Planning Your IPv6 Migration 357

Plan for IPv6 in the IT Environment 358

Define the Objectives 362

Alignment with Strategic Objectives 363

Project Goals 365

Project Scope 366

Project Timeline 368

Metrics and Milestones 369

Project Plan Development 370

Assess the IT Environment 371

Product Assessment 373

Actions Based on Product Assessment 375

Operational and Governance Policies 375

Governance Considerations 376

Organizational Leadership 377

Policy Considerations 378

Project Execution Policies 381

Initiate and Support Technology Education 383

Training Domains 384

Educational and Information Resources 385

Training Assessment 386

IPv6 Address Planning 387

Leverage the IPv6 Industry Experience 388

Business and Technology News 388

Standards Compliancy and Interoperability Information 389

Vendor and Application References 390

Research Efforts 391

Documented Deployments 392

IPv6 in Other Standards 393

Summary 394

Conclusion 397

Evolutionary Perspective 398

Adoption Perspective 400

Futuristic Perspective 402

TOC, 1587053438, 4/24/08

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