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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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