IPv6 Connectivity For the Next Generation
As we look to the future of the internet, businesses have to prepare for IPv6 subnetting as the new standard. As the pool of IPv4 continues to deplete, IPv6 connectivity will support the next generation of hundreds of millions of users expected through 2030. While there has been a slow adaptation to IPv6 over the last decade, there are significant benefits over the outdated IPv4 subnetting of the past.
The main issues with IPv4 is it only supports 32 bits, so there is a limited amount of addresses to connect hosts or devices in a packet-switched network. IPv6 addressing scheme consists of 128 bits, giving a substantial increase in the number of computers that can be connected.