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Life Outside IPv6 (Poll)

Bruce Sinclair

Life outside IPv6 by gogo6 (Click to Enlarge)Within every organization a chosen few are tasked with introducing IPv6 into their networks, outward facing services or applications. But who are they? We know them as Network Engineers, System Administrators and Software Developers but are they one trick ponies spending all their time in layer 3?

As a proxy for the market we turned to the gogoNET community of 95,000 networking professionals and polled them in early September on their work life outside of IPv6. Based on 703 responses, we now have a better idea of who they are and what else they do.

At a high level the professionals in charge of IPv6 are senior employees also involved in other areas of advanced networking. At the top of the list is networking security where 67% of professionals responsible for IPv6 are also working on networking security. The rest of the list in descending order includes network management, DNS, virtualization, core infrastructure, cloud computing, edge infrastructure, load balancing, application delivery, unified communications, IPAM and finally SDN where 15% of IPv6 implementers are also working on software defined networks. Click on the infographic for more details.

To see the full results of this poll and others, go to the gogoNET polling area and while you're there, take our poll on the controversial subject of Carrier Grade NAT.

By Bruce Sinclair, CEO, gogo6. More blog posts from Bruce Sinclair can also be read here.

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