Global IPv6 Strategies: From Business Analysis to Operational Planning

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Cisco Press, May 6, 2004 - Computers - 456 pages
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Network Business Series

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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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IPv6 Adoption Strategies
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Patrick Grossetete, manager of product management at Cisco, is responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS software technologies, including IPv6 and IP Mobility. He manages Cisco participation in the IPv6 Forum and is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events. Patrick is coauthor of Deploying IPv6 Networks (Cisco Press). In June 2003, he received the “IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award” at the San Diego summit. Patrick joined Cisco in 1994 as a consulting engineer. Before joining Cisco, Patrick worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as a consulting engineer and was involved with network design and deployment. He received a degree in computer science from the Control Data Institute, Paris, France.


Ciprian Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE No. 4499, is a technical leader at Cisco Systems with more than ten years of experience in data and Voice over IP communications technologies. As part of the Cisco Network Solution Integration Test Engineering (NSITE) organization, he focuses on the architecture, design, and validation of large IPv6 network deployments in direct collaboration with service providers and enterprises worldwide. Ciprian is a regular speaker or chair at conferences and industry events and contributes to various technology publications. He is an active contributor to the IETF standards, a senior member of IEEE, a member of several academic advisory boards, and a coauthor of Deploying IPv6 Networks (Cisco Press). Ciprian holds a BS from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and an MS and Ph.D. from the University of Miami.


Fred Wettlingmanages architecture and strategic planning for Bechtel Corporation, one of the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management companies. Fred is one of 20 Bechtel Fellows out of a population of 40,000. He has extensive experience in project and office startups, major technology transitions, innovations, and technology operations at 20+ Bechtel projects and offices. Fred is active within and outside of Bechtel promoting standards-based technology interoperability that supports global enterprise business needs. Fred is a member of the IEEE, North American IPv6 Task Force, and IPv6 Forum, and is executive director of the IPv6 Business Council. He served as the Network Applications Consortium (NAC) chairman for five years. Fred was selected as one of the 50 most powerful people in networking by Network World from 2003 to 2006. He is a senior member of the Cisco Enterprise and Federal Technical Advisory Boards and served on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Next Generation Network Task Force as a subject matter expert.


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