IPv6 is on the minds of every network professional these days, and rightly so. While some vendors and service providers are woefully behind, others are leading the charge. We asked well-known IPv6 expert Ed Horley to name these leaders. Horley is co-chairman of the California IPv6 Task Force, is involved in the North American IPv6 Task Force and earns his living as principal solutions architect at Groupware Technology in Campbell, Calif. He lists the thought leaders for IPv6 among network equipment providers and service providers including CPE devices, routers/switches, load balancers, address management, content delivery networks and more. Got an idea for an article? Contact Network World Community Editor Julie Bort, firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the questions people most commonly ask me is, "What companies are ahead in IPv6?" I'll go one better and offer my personal list of the companies -- and people -- I believe are leading the way for IPv6 adoption in both the network infrastructure and service provider markets.