IPv6 is short for "Internet Protocol Version 6". IPv6 is the "next generation" protocol designed by the IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 ("IPv4").
Most of today's internet uses IPv4, which is now nearly twenty five years old. IPv4 has been remarkably resilient in spite of its age, but it is beginning to have problems. Most importantly, static IPv4 addresses are all taken which make it difficult to add new machines added to the Internet.
IPv6 fixes a number of problems in IPv4, such as the limited number of available IPv4 addresses. It also adds many improvements to IPv4 in areas such as routing and network autoconfiguration. IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years during a transition period.
We take a phased approach to IPv6 adoption that is based on experience and expertise that includes proven methodologies, architectures, and best-practice guidelines. TCS’ IPv6 Experience Center program is designed to help our customers and partners in their respective IPv6 strategies, which include evaluation, planning, designing, implementation and operations
- Plan (Assess and Budget) – We help you with plan with the following services:
Consulting - We offer end-to-end IPv6 consulting for business applications, network, servers and systems.
IPv6 Capability Assessment - Our network experts undertake a complete review of your network for IPv6 readiness and identify the factors that enable a successful transition. The IPv6 migration approach most suited to your business requirements is decided during this phase.
Design - We evaluate your IPv6 design requirements and develop a high and low-level infrastructure design for migration.
Test your design - We undertake thorough & detailed testing in the lab environment with IPv4 and IPv6 features running on the same device to check for interoperability issues.
Implement - We facilitate a smooth IPv6 implementation by providing consulting and on-site support during IPv6 roll-out in your live network.
Operate/ optimize – We offer monitoring tools to observe IPv6 performance on applications and infrastructure services post deployment. We also provide your network engineers the necessary training required to run the network.
Whether you want to transition to an IPv6 environment to meet government or corporate mandates or to capitalize on IPv6’s features, such as increased security and reliability, there is an IPv6 solution that is right for you.