IPv6 has already been deployed in many places. Most (if not all) big transit providers have IPv6, more and more ISPs are offering IPv6 to their users, and major content providers like Google and Facebook are reachable over IPv6. One group of network operators that seems to stay behind a bit is enterprises. Many enterprises seem to think that they don’t need IPv6, or when they do, they don’t know where to start. This is why this section on IPv6 Guide was created: to help enterprises understand which role they play in the global internet and help them to deploy IPv6 with as little effort as possible.


We recommend to split a project to implement IPv6 into at least three separate stages. First begin with preparations, like making clear to others in your organisation why IPv6 is important, identifying dependencies and getting the right people in place and trained. Then it is time to make some architectural decisions, such as deciding on what kind of addresses to use and which routing protocols to route them with. And finally there is the actual implementation phase where you add IPv6 to your networks, applications and services.