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Business and Enterprise

The RIPE NCC is now allocating IPv4 address space from the last /8 of IPv4 address space that it holds. This means that IPv4 address space is now being allocated according to section 5.1 of "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region". This section states that a RIPE NCC members (LIRs) may receive a one time /22 allocation (1,024 IPv4 addresses), even if they can justify a larger allocation.

The only way to ensure the future continuity of your online activities is to deploy IPv6 on your networks.

To keep your business connected now and beyond 2012, you need to ensure that the technologies you use are compatible with the next generation of IP addresses, IPv6.

Planning for IPv6 deployment needs to start now. Businesses need to invest in IPv6 to save in the long-term and protect return on technology investments that depend on the Internet.

The longer a business waits to adopt IPv6, the more expensive it will be. Last minute deployment makes it less likely that equipment upgrades can be integrated into your existing upgrade cycles, and will require more intensive staff training. Both of these factors can increase costs dramatically.

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