Solution providers might be poking around wondering how they can monetize IPv6 assessment and IPv6 infrastructure upgrade opportunities, which is something that makes an old IPv6 hand like Scott Hogg roll his eyes.
"I think the large majority of resellers have totally ignored V6," said Hogg, director of advanced technology for Denver-based integrator Global Technology Resources (GTRI) and also chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force. "There's really a lack of IPv6 knowledgeable resources at the reseller level. What there is is chatter: those that hear a lot about it and say, 'I want to get in on this.' But there's a small group that's been doing it since 2000 or earlier, and have far more experience on IPv6."
Point well taken: there's a small but dedicated group of solution provider experts who have been knee-deep in the IPv6 transition for ages.