Not sure if you’ve heard, but, the internet is out of IP addresses. Yep, thanks to the increasing number of connected devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones) and new technologies like wearables and the internet of things, we’ve used up all 4.3 billion addresses available in the current IPv4 protocol. Fortunately, the answer to this problem was released two years ago, and it’s called IPv6.
IPv6 is quickly on its way to becoming the new backbone of the internet, and according to some will be the dominant version by 2018.
And it’s probably not a bad thing, as IPv6 has some amazing improvements. For starters, the amount of available addresses shouldn’t be a problem for a very long time as IPv6 has 340 undecillion addresses.
Yes, that’s a number. It’s actually 340 trillion trillion trillion, can’t help but laugh when reading that.
Danny is the Marketing Manager at SecurEdge Networks. This basically means it’s his mission in life to make sure you have the secure mobility tools and resources that you actually want and can use. P.S. He also loves a good craft beer.
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