A guide to best practices for the transition from ipv4 to ipv6

  • Lennart Enrique Madera V. Emcali EICE ESP, Cali
  • Mario Alejandro Roa G. Emcali EICE ESP, Cali
  • Juan C. Cuéllar Q. Universidad Icesi, Cali
Keywords: IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4), transition, ITIL, Internet, best practices.


This article presents a proposal for a guide to best practices to support Information Technology [IT] areas in the planning and implementation of the transition of their infrastructure and technology services to IPv6 protocol. For this purpose an analysis of references was done to identify the problem, comprehend the state of the art; the current state of advance in the migration to IPv6 and its implementation worldwide; the state of the art of technology in the regions where it is a key factor and the process that these regions have developed to explore and implement the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, and as an analysis of the manner in which their governments assumed this transition; the identification of how the processes of the model of best practices for IT, ITIL v.3 can support the transition; and the existing mechanisms of technological transition from IPv4 to IPv6 according to two scenarios: with and without IPv4 and IPv6 coexisting.

Author Biographies

Lennart Enrique Madera V., Emcali EICE ESP, Cali
Telematics Engineer (Universidad Icesi, Cali-Colombia), Specialist in Engineering Management Systems (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali-Colombia), Master in Informatics Management and Telecommunications (Universidad Icesi). Currently he is working with the Technology Area at Empresas Municipales de Cali [Emcali], an industrial and commercial state owned enterprise, responsible for provision of utilities (including telecommunications) in Cali
Mario Alejandro Roa G., Emcali EICE ESP, Cali
Electronic Engineer (Universidad del Cauca, Popayán-Colombia), Master in Informatics Management and Telecommunications (Universidad Icesi, Cali-Colombia). Currently he is working for the Strategic Business Area of Telecommunications at Empresas Municipales de Cali [Emcali], an industrial and commercial state owned enterprise, responsible for provision of utilities (including telecommunications) in Cali
Juan C. Cuéllar Q., Universidad Icesi, Cali

Ph.D in Telematics Student at the Universidad del Cauca (Popayán, Colombia). Electrical Engineer (Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia), and Specialist in Networks and Communications and Networks and Telematics Services (Universidad Icesi, Cali-Colombia), and Master in Engineering, emphasis in Telecommunications (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín-Colombia). Full time professor and Telematics Engineering Program Director at the Universidad Icesi


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