Internet IPv4 addresses is quickly being handed out and is said to soon run out. Experts however have stated that there is no cause for panic.
Preparations are being set in motion to address the shift to IPv6. This has been a topic for quite some time already and it has surfaced for around a decade already.
With the influx of mobile devices connected directly to the internet continues to eat up IPv4 addresses we are going to see the transition to IPv6 sooner rather than later. Subnetworks only delayed the inevitable that IPv4 is going to run out of addresses.
A historical moment in Internet history as Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has assigned the last remaining IPv4 addresses.
This news has caused quite a stir in the IT community but I could say that this is to be considered a boon as more companies would take action on getting ready for IPv6. For the consumer side it is not even going to affect them drastically. If you remember the Y2K scare before, everyone was waiting for computers to stop working but then nothing really happened.
IPv4 addresses will continue to exist and will still work. But they have stated that businesses must adapt as IPv6 offers the long term option for these companies.
Citrix offering translation technologies would be able to assist IT departments in making the switch but they have hardly seen a great demand from them.
Businesses need to plan for this change and on how to deal with IPv6 because IPv4 and IPv6 is not automatically compatible with each other and they risk not being able to do business with IPv6 addresses only.
Businesses are really required to have a staff that is knowledgeable with IPv6 and how to translation works.
IPv4 is here to stay and they have stated that it would continue so those who would stay on IPv4 need not panic and there is no old and new experience with IPv4 and IPv6.