IPv6 professionals are migrating even without employer support

MONTREAL (May 25, 2010) – gogo6 inc., the leading provider of IPv6 products, community and services, today announced gogoNET (gogoNET.gogo6.com), the social network for IPv6 professionals, has reached over 20,000 members since its launch in December 2009.  Upon joining gogoNET members answer a few key questions which when taken together paint an informative picture of the state of IPv6 readiness.

gogoNET members span over 70 countries.  When segmented by RIR region: 63% are from RIPE, 22% are from ARIN, 11% are from APNIC, 2% are from LACNIC and 1% are from AfriNIC.  The top country from each region is: France with 3,269 members, America with 3,348 members, China with 773 members, Brazil with 213 members and South Africa with 74 members.

Professionals involved in IPv6 migration are: Network Engineers at 18%, System Administrators at 16%, Software Developers at 11%, Consultants at 7%, Management at 6%, Teachers/Researchers at 5% and 37% chose “Other”.

Looking at the overall status of IPv6 migration, 44% are in the testing phase, 30% are researching, 9% are trialing, 4% are deploying, 4% have networks in production and 9% chose “Other”.

When asked which networks are being migrated to IPv6, 70% of professionals are migrating their home networks, followed by 8% migrating fixed broadband networks, 8% migrating research/education networks, 5% migrating enterprise networks, 3% are migrating mobile networks and 5% chose “Other”.

“While alarming, the fact that we are predominantly in the research and testing phases of IPv6 migration is not surprising.  What is surprising is that a vast majority of networking professionals are doing this testing on their own time, on their own home networks,” said Bruce Sinclair, gogo6 CEO.  “In retrospect this fits the market dynamics we’ve observed.  Networking professionals have been trying to convince their management to go v6 for years but the economics didn’t justify it happening.  It seems the people who will ultimately do this migration felt strong enough about it to move ahead even without the support of their employers.  To me this sends a strong warning to organizations to start their migration today.”

Results are based on a sample size of 12,000 responses – an order of magnitude greater than any other IPv6 survey to date.

More information about GoGoNET and their survey can be found on http://gogonet.gogo6.com/

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