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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.

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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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