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IPv6 Progress Report: Top Sites 2020

IPv6 Progress Report: Top Sites 2020

Due to the total exhaustion of IPv4 addresses around the world, IPv6 readiness is more crucial now than ever before. As connected devices continue to play a larger role in our lives and the Internet of Things experiences explosive growth – reaching 25 billion IoT...

ProVision 7.4 is Here!

ProVision 7.4 is Here!

We're pleased to announce the release of ProVision 7.4! This release includes an improved admin interface, a new constraints feature, a new resources UI, and more. Check out the docs for a complete list of changes. Here are some highlights: New Admin Screen 1. One of...

Cloud-Based IPAM Solutions: The Coming Thing

Cloud-Based IPAM Solutions: The Coming Thing

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) has emerged as the most important function of network management for service providers and enterprises alike. The reasons are pretty simple: Internet usage continues to grow, the number of online devices is not slowing down,...

The Path to IPv6 Part 1: A Template for IPv6 Presentations

The Path to IPv6 Part 1: A Template for IPv6 Presentations

If you’re reading this, chances are you already know IPv6 is here. The exhaustion of the Internet’s IPv4 space means deploying IPv6 continues across the globe. In fact, all Internet technical standards bodies as well as the U.S. federal government have endorsed IPv6...

ProVision 7.4 is Almost Here!

ProVision 7.4 is Almost Here!

6connect ProVision 7.4 is in QA and you know what that means – letting you know what’s coming soon. We have been able to work in quite a few new features and usability enhancements based on customer feedback, so keep it coming! New Admin Screen 1. One of the oldest...

RPKI Client Project Update

RPKI Client Project Update

Last summer, we announced the release of the long-awaited rpki-client project that we helped fund in a joint sponsorship with NetNod, IIS.SE, and SUNET.  Specifically, rpki-client is an implementation that covers the client side of RPKI (Resource Public Key...

13 Benefits of an Automated Network Provisioning System

13 Benefits of an Automated Network Provisioning System

Manual, spreadsheet-based provisioning focused on individual, vendor-specific network elements simply can’t keep up with the proliferation of new devices and the dynamic nature of today’s networks. An automated provisioning and control platform, in contrast, reduces...

IPv6 Usage in the Time of COVID-19

IPv6 Usage in the Time of COVID-19

In just a few short months, the entire world has changed. Unprecedented lockdowns are happening in countries around the world due to COVID-19, and the pandemic continues to have serious health and economic impacts on a global scale. Unsurprisingly, the business...

COVID-19 Update: Continuing to Support Our Customers

COVID-19 Update: Continuing to Support Our Customers

Dear Customers and Partners, 6connect’s Silicon Valley history over the last 11 years has allowed us to witness some interesting changes, although what we’re seeing now is unprecedented. With the recent Shelter in Place orders across multiple counties in the area, we...

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