Is IPv6 management or implementation affected by whether you're providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS)? Does each model have unique requirements for using IPv6?
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
Any concerns about IPv6 decrease as we move from IaaS to the more abstracted PaaS environments and finally to the most abstracted model of cloud services, SaaS. Though even for IaaS, the industry has not been paying sufficient attention to the requirements and opportunities presented by IPv6. Our recent analysis of IPv6 support in the OpenStack Havana release revealed that not enough attention has been given to IPv6 support. With the accelerating IPv6 adoption, this means that new cloud infrastructures are built in a legacy context from day one.
While these cloud providers can add IPv6 support with temporary and makeshift solutions, their IaaS offerings miss out on the benefits of an IPv6-based cloud: new provisioning options; expanded addressing resources that make it easier for customers to expand, contract and burst their footprint; and traffic management options. If you are deploying IaaS, you must think in IPv6 terms. You must deploy an IPv6-based infrastructure.
Do you have a question for Ciprian Popoviciu or any of our other experts? Send your questions about technical and business issues in cloud services to email@example.com. All submissions are treated anonymously.
More on using IPv6 in cloud services:
Dig Deeper on Cloud Networks
Related Q&A from Ciprian Popoviciu
Many new technologies are driving the need for IPv6 deployment, and the Internet of Things may be the biggest driver. IPv6 expert Ciprian Popoviciu ...continue reading
If services providers want to improve their cloud services and build large-scale cloud infrastructures, they must look to IPv6. IPv6 expert Ciprian ...continue reading
As the transition to IPv6 looms, the need for OpenStack to be IPv6-ready is greater than ever. Expert Ciprian Popoviciu explains the steps being ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.