[arin-ppml] general vendor comment
fred at cisco.com
Thu May 7 14:43:41 EDT 2009
On May 7, 2009, at 11:20 AM, George, Wes E [NTK] wrote:
> It needs to go beyond just asking if there's a roadmap or a plan to
> support IPv6. While there are vendors that don't have one yet, there
> are plenty that do.
> IPv6 has been an RFP checkbox for a long time now, so lots of
> companies have a "story to tell" when asked. It mostly translates to
> At this point, it has to ratchet up a bit to underscore the urgency.
> The hope is that people are starting to get a feel for how long it
> will be before they have the ability/need to roll out IPv6 in their
> production environment. That timeline needs to be communicated to
> your vendors, with the expectation that if they aren't working to
> meet your required timeline, future contract renewals and new
> business would be in jeopardy. You want to keep complaining that
> your upstream doesn't support IPv6? This is a way to fix it.
Personally, I think the way to go about it is to schedule a separate
meeting with them with this as the topic. Make it clear that you are
meeting with lots of vendors, and ask them to come with a prepared
presentation with dates.
At least that seems to be what our customers do.
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