IPv6 and the Internet of Things

IPv6 and the Internet of Things

Which came first, the growth in IPv6 or the Internet of Things (IoT)?

chicken and egg

The answer is, “Yes.” The Internet of Things is driving IPv6 adoption, and IPv6 is enabling growth in the Internet of Things.

The point is, in any case, that the growth of either will facilitate and increase the growth of the other. And IPv6 use is growing. Google's continuously updated graph of IPv6 access shows the “hockey stick” growth that is occurring with IPv6. This growth is driven, in part, by mobile devices which are the leading edge of the Internet of Things.

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Percentage of Users that Access Google Over IPv6

So be prepared for both IPv6 and IoT with an infrastructure performance monitoring solution that can support IPv6 long into the future of the Internet of Things.

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