You have heard the arguments for using IPv6 for decades, but here is a novel reason: it is all about getting better network performance. A recent study from Cloudflare’s network operations shows that an IPv6 network can operate 25ms to 300ms faster than over an IPv4 network. That isn’t theory: that is what they actually observed. These numbers are corroborated with studies from LinkedIn and Facebook, although Sucuri did a test last year that shows about the same in terms of web surfing.
Part of the debate here has to do with what constitutes performance. But an all-IPv6 network can also boost your security, if it is implemented correctly and carefully. In my latest post for iBoss’ blog, I tell you why.