6connect’s Blog

6connect ProVision 7.4

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 the oldest pages in…

Read More

Big 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, and IP addresses are required for all these elements to…

Read More

The Path to IPv6 Part I

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 and recommend adoption of the new protocol….

Read More

6connect ProVision 7.4

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…

Read More

rpki-client

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 Infrastructure), which is responsible for downloading and validating route origin statements….

Read More

Datacenter powered by code

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 network complexity and integrates the entire provisioning process—including IP address assignment, DHCP and DNS configuration….

Read More

Man working from home

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 landscape in all industries has been affected – but…

Read More

6connect - COVID-19 Update

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 want to assure you that our global team…

Read More

Not sure if I should keep using my spreadsheet, or use another spreadsheet to track my spreadsheets

Last Updated: March 12, 2020 Network administrators that have not acknowledged the existence of IPv6 do so at the peril of their employers and customers. This is due to not only technology moving forward into a new standard, but the fact that the number of IPv4 addresses is nearly exhausted…

Read More

Communication, IPv6, and You

What is it about IPv6 that sparks such fear and loathing in the hearts of so many IT operators? To find out, tune into IPv6 Buzz podcast episode #45, “Fine-Tuning IPv6 Adoption Strategies for Service Providers and Enterprises.” Our own co-founder and COO, Pete Sclafani, was a featured guest on…

Read More