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IPv4 vs. IPv6: What's the difference?
SearchNetworking, November 9th, 2022
IPv4 and IPv6 are two forms of IP addresses, but they differ in length and style. Compare the two, and find out why organizations might implement one over the other.

IP is a mechanism used to logically identify devices at the network layer of the TCP/IP model. Each device on an IP network must have a unique IP address, subnet and default gateway to perform intersubnet or intervirtual LAN communication by way of routing.

Devices on the internet currently use one of two versions of IP addresses: IPv4 or IPv6. Let's compare how these two addressing types differ.


The editors at Solutions Review strategize modern network monitoring requirements in this curated piece based on a guide from our partners at Broadcom.

In the age of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and work from home, the enterprise network has expanded far beyond the corporate office walls to any device, on any network, anywhere in the world. Connectivity is more important than ever before. Any potential degradation in network performance, reduction in availability, or even an outage must be proactively prevented to ensure continued revenue growth and an engaging customer experience. This is why IT teams must focus on modernizing their network monitoring requirements and strategy.

There are many ways to dissect your approach to NetMon. However, these are the three keys for building modern network architectures.


Organizations might sometimes consider cloud computing and cloud networking as interchangeable due to their similarities. But the two strategies have different goals and processes.

Cloud computing and cloud networking are related but distinct ideas.

Cloud computing is concerned about how applications run. Cloud networking covers how connectivity to and among applications is managed and delivered.

Cloud computing

Cloud computing shifts enterprise workload hosting from traditional in-house or colocated data centers to a cloud service provider (CSP)'s data center. The enterprise customer has no access to or direct control of the computing infrastructure underlying the services the workload runs on.

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