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Pete Sclafani

Five Trends Contributing to Network Complexity

Five Trends Contributing to Network Complexity

IP networks and what it takes to manage them have become much more complex during the past several years, and this process continues to gather speed.  Here are five business and technology trends that will drive still greater levels of complexity over the next few...

Six Critical Ways Software Can Automate Network Management

Six Critical Ways Software Can Automate Network Management

Faced with new demands for virtualization, cloud-based computing, exploding mobile data and smart device growth, service providers have outgrown the manual spreadsheets and proprietary vendor appliances they’ve historically relied on to provision their networks. These...

IPAM Solution Shootout: Appliances vs. the Cloud

IPAM Solution Shootout: Appliances vs. the Cloud

Enterprises that still manage their IP addresses manually, using spreadsheets and the like, can reduce network complexity, improve service levels and greatly increase the productivity of their network administrators by automating their IP address management, But are...

Network Provisioning in 5 Clicks or Less

Network Provisioning in 5 Clicks or Less

How long does it take you to provision IP address network resources? Typically, a network administrator needs around 45 minutes for network provisioning—possibly more if a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) needs to be updated—and has to flip between spreadsheets,...

6connect Adds iland to its Customer Roster

Global Cloud Infrastructure Provider Utilizing ProVision Software To Automate Its IP Resources Provisioning San Francisco, Calif., May 2 2013 – 6connect, Inc., a world leader in software-defined network control, today announced that global cloud infrastructure...

Six Reasons Why Your IPAM Software Isn’t a Network Provisioning Tool

Six Reasons Why Your IPAM Software Isn’t a Network Provisioning Tool

Many service providers view their IPAM software as network provisioning tools – when they really aren’t. Networks are managed with a variety of tools and processes ranging from home grown databases to proprietary hardware appliances, to spreadsheets and flat files....

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