From the Back Cover
An essential guide to IPv6 concepts, service implementation, and interoperability in existing IPv4 environments.
IPv6 scales up to support new services that require a very large addressing space; it is positioned to provide the infrastructure for a world where mobile devices, home appliances, and phones will each have their own, unique IP address. In the United States, major Enterprise customers interfacing with the Department of Defense, contractors such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin, have expressed stronger interest in the technology due to their customer requests. Microsoft considers IPv6 a strategic technology because it will free the networks of NATs opening the door to peer-to-peer applications. Deploying IPv6 Networks will present the service capabilities of IPv6, the features supporting these services, and the ways in which they can be implemented in a scalable, production-level network. The information will be presented in the context of the existing IPv4 operational and design concepts, anchoring the discussion to familiar ground and the environments that will be incorporating the IPv6 services. After completing Deploying IPv6 Networks the reader will Understand the state of IPv6 technologies and services and the IPv6 features as they are applied in service deployments. In addition they will know how to design and implement an IPv6 production-level network, using the book's templates and examples. Have the ability to configure and troubleshoot IPv6 in production networks and know where IPv6 developments are moving in the future.
About the Author
Ciprian P. Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE® No. 4499, is a technical leader within the Networked Solutions Integration Test Engineering (NSITE) group at Cisco Systems®. As part of NSITE, Ciprian was the lead on several projects including IPv6 Deployments and Solutions to which he contributed architecture, implementation, and evaluation guidance.
Eric Levy-Abegnoli is a technical leader in the IP Technologies Engineering group at Cisco®, where he is the technical lead for IPv6 development in the Cisco IOS Software. Eric has worked with the Cisco IPv6 implementation since 2001 and has been involved in some of the largest IPv6 deployments.
Patrick Grossetete, manager of product management at Cisco, is responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS Software technologies including IPv6 and IP Mobility. He is a member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate and manages the participation of Cisco in the Forum.