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Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...
On 02/09/2011 07:32 PM, Jack Bates wrote:
> The small to middle guys are at the mercy of the large guys applying
> pressure to vendors.
I'm gonna just pick on this one thing.
This just isn't true.
I've always worked in small to middle sized shops, and I have always
found that I've been able to yell and scream about IPv6 (and other
features) loud enough, and long enough that I get heard by someone in a
decision making position for product features (usually along the lines
of a product manager or so). And every time I've made the effort to do
that (admittedly, not a small effort), that product or line of product
has had IPv6 available for it within about a year or so (if not sooner).
Every single time. Were the big guys pushing as well? Perhaps, but I
*know* that my voice gets heard when I put the effort into it.
If you're not being heard by your vendor, you're not yelling loud
enough. You're the customer, if your question/concern/request/demand
about IPv6 gets blown off by your rep, talk to their boss, and keep
demanding to talk to bosses until you get to someone that can give you a
solid answer one way or the other, and if the answer is, "no, we won't
support IPv6" run, don't walk, away from that vendor. It is absolutely
doable, and I would argue that if you haven't reached this point in your
purchasing decisions, you're being negligent.