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Name of Event: NANOG 73 Date of Event: June 24,2018 Location of Event: Denver, Colorado Number of attendees: 1073 Sponsoring Organization(s): CoreSite NANOG 73 Overview The NANOG 73 Conference was buzzing on Sunday, June 24th. Juniper jumpstarted the morning with a fun hackathon, followed by a great list of sponsors…

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6connect ProVision

ProVision 7 is here, bringing a plethora of new features and improvements! Among the major updates are support for IPAMv2; DHCP groups, pools, and servers; and support for Peering v2. We’ve also made numerous updates and refinements to other parts of ProVision. Be sure to check out the complete list…

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IPv6 on Map

First – a Little Background The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. IANA has announced that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers, has come to an end. Within IANA, there are…

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IPv6 adoption curve, 2018

Worldwide IPv6 Deployment, 2018 IPv6 Growth: Still Going Strong Understanding the distinguishing characteristics of IPv6 and related security and deployment challenges allows organizations to oversee more successful migrations. IPv6 was designed to accommodate the ever-increasing demands for IP addresses, which, due to their binary nature, remain a finite resource. As…

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  For this year’s #Ripe76 several hundred people met in beautiful Marseille, the second largest city in France. The meeting took place at the Palais du Pharo Convention Centre of Marseille from 14-18 May 2018. Despite the air traffic control strikes over the weekend, everyone made it in (albeit delayed)….

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I have confirmed with Gary in IT that we can "dual stack" anything, so we are good.

Updated May 30, 2018 Network Management has only become more complex over recent years. Information technology has increased in terms of business need, relating even more to competitiveness and organizational success. An economic downturn means that IT investments and budgets need to do more with less in maintaining these services,…

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Screenshot - API Composer Platform workflows menu

Still in Beta testing with some customers, but 6connect’s API Conductor Platform (ACP) is coming out in 2017. Initially billed as an add-on to ProVision to ease DevOps integration tasks, ACP is poised to make integration and workflow development faster and easier for teams with support for multiple cloud platforms….

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From new DNS Connectors and Importers to Zone editing and management – 6.0 has it all. DNSv3 is here DNS management has been reimagined in ProVision 6.0 to be more efficient, keeping related tasks together. DNSv3 restructures ProVision’s DNS tab to organize DNS zones into “DNS Groups”. Zones are gathered…

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

Last Updated: September 22, 2017 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…

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