The Internet is being upgraded! Will the transition hurt your end-users’ experience?
IPv6 – the Internet's next-generation protocol
Computers and other devices require Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to communicate over the Internet. The current standard, IPv4, allows for 4.3 billion unique addresses. However, with the growing number of users and devices, these addresses are close to being depleted.
The Internet is adopting a new version – IPv6 – which provides many more unique addresses, supports exponential growth and promises simpler management.
Video: Learn about the impact of IPv6
Colin Mason IPv6 | Product Manager | Compuware APM
How IPv6 will impact the performance of your applications
The complete transition to IPv6 will take time and IPv6 will coexist with IPv4 for a while. During this time, web, cloud and mobile application performance will be impacted due to:
- Special handling that makes IPv4 sites available to IPv6-enabled users causing key infrastructure to quickly become congestion points within the network
- A sparsely connected IPv6 Internet that may require longer, less direct routes than their IPv4 counterparts, resulting in slower performance and higher packet loss
- Tunneling IPv6 traffic through IPv4
The transition to IPv6, if not carefully monitored and managed, can disrupt your applications' performance and put end-user experience, revenue and as a result your brand at risk.
How Compuware APM can help you transition to IPv6
The Compuware APM platform supports IPv6 and enables organizations to:
- Monitor IPv6 properties right alongside IPv4 properties and directly compare their performances
- Confidently take informed steps towards ensuring quality end-user experiences in an IPv6 and IPv4 world.