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CLOUDplus

We’re pleased to announce our newest case study with Cloud Plus Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s leading independent cloud service providers. With a growing client base worldwide, Cloud Plus needed a comprehensive solution to improve its ability to provision new services and enhance its service delivery process, fault management, and…

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What is IPv6?

Nearly all computers connected to the global Internet communicate with one another via TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). This standard communications protocol uses IP addresses to specify identification and location information for each Internet-connected device. Since the early 1980s, Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) has been the primary method for…

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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,…

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IPv6 overlaid on a guy's VR headset in a fake looking way

So you’ve heard of IPv6 and want to learn more. You may feel like you have more questions than answers at the moment. Unfortunately, not all of the information you’ll find on the subject is accurate, and you might even have encountered some IPv6 myths that cause unwarranted concern… To…

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IPv6 adoption curve, 2018

Are you using IPv6 yet? If not, there’s never been a better time to make sure you aren’t missing out. How do you test it? Here are a number of resources to help you test and understand what IP you are using as well as a number of other helpful…

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NANOG 77, Austin, October 29-30, 2019

The NANOG community-wide conferences just keep getting bigger and better! The 77th successful event was held last month in Austin, TX, from October 28–30, 2019, with a record number of attendees and plenty of great content for network engineers, developers, industry veterans and entrepreneurs alike to enjoy. Kickstarted by the…

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Providing transparency into our server status since 2009

Some customers may not know that we continuously broadcast our server status in real time. If that’s you, head over to the 6connect status monitoring page, where you can stay updated on all of our services! Simply go to https://status.6connect.com/ to find out if there’s an outage or to get…

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6connect Provision 7.2

We had a few customers asking about some additional ways to integrate numbering parameters into assigning and allocating IP addresses. To “do it right” we ended up building a numbering authority feature into ProVision 7.2. We will be expanding our integration of this back-end upgrade into new features, but in…

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I Love Data Centers, Aaron Hughes

Our CEO, Aaron Hughes, was recently a featured guest on episode 36 of the I Love Data Centers podcast. Hosted by OpenSpectrum Founder Sean Patrick Tario, the episode touched on a wide range of topics, from the evolution of the network engineering community and the Internet itself, to IPv4 and…

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