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Pete Sclafani

IPv6 and the transition from IPv4 explained

IPv6 and the transition from IPv4 explained

The Internet Assigned Name Authority IANA) handed out the LAST IPv4 address space in Feb of 2011. The Internet’s ability to function is predicated upon each device having a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address and thus, a new address schema called IP version 6, or...

How to View IP Addresses as Emojis (with Source Code)

How to View IP Addresses as Emojis (with Source Code)

A couple of weeks ago on April 1st, we unveiled our latest revolutionary product, ProVision Millennial Edition, which allows you to view all your IP addresses in emoji format. Okay, so, we didn’t actually release a version of ProVision for millennials. Welcome to...

Case Study: 6connect Aids Swisscom with Network Management Automation

Case Study: 6connect Aids Swisscom with Network Management Automation

In 2015, Switzerland's largest telecommunications company, Swisscom, approached 6connect with a massive challenge of servicing a growing network of mobile, TV, and retail broadband customers. The telecom giant needed an agile and low-cost solution to provision...

Highlights from NANOG 75

Highlights from NANOG 75

From February 17-20, 2019, San Francisco hosted the 75th North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conference for network professionals. This long-running event brings together industry veterans, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to speak on...

6connect & HexaBuild Announce Transformative Partnership

San Jose, CA – January 29, 2019 – 6connect is pleased to announce a partnership with HexaBuild, an IT professional services consultancy with industry-recognized IPv6 expertise, in a joint mission to drive forward industry change. Both 6connect and HexaBuild recognize...

How Big is IPv6, Really? (Video)

How Big is IPv6, Really? (Video)

First - some context: I was preparing a presentation on IPv6 for Silicon Valley DevOps Days a couple of months ago, and looked around for visualizations to show the scale of IPv6 in comparison to IPv4. IPv4 isn’t going anywhere, but the reality is that dual stack...

Measuring IPv6 Traffic with NodeJS and Google Analytics

Measuring IPv6 Traffic with NodeJS and Google Analytics

Some Questions That Keep Us Up At Night Recently we found ourselves wondering - how many of our website’s visitors are capable of utilizing IPv6 traffic? Of course, there are a number of places out there where you can see global IPv6 adoption rates [link] and other...

LACNIC 30 Conference Overview

LACNIC 30 Conference Overview

Organizers put on a great show during the recent LACNIC 30 conference hosted in Rosario, Argentina, from September 24-28. The event included an appearance by one of our favorite superheroes, the Incredible Hulk, taking the stage to help lighten the mood after a number...

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