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NANOG 76

Another NANOG community-wide conference was held this month in Washington, DC, from June 10–12, 2019. Balmy weather ushered in the exciting hackathon that kicked off NANOG 76, and a bustling agenda of panels, presentations, talks and tutorial sessions followed. This summer’s gathering of the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG)…

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So Let’s recap: The Internet’s IPv4 address space has been exhausted. More and more Operating Systems and Devices support IPv6 than any point in history. ISPs continue deployment of IPv6 in their production networks and services – powering IPv6 adoption at the consumer level even they don’t realize it. So…

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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 devices by 2021 according to…

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I want YOU to use IPv6

The Internet Assigned Name Authority IANA) handed out the LAST IPv4 address space in Feb of 2011. The Internet’s ability to function is predicated upon each device having a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address and thus, a new address schema called IP version 6, or IPv6, was implemented so that the ever-growing…

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Emoji IP

A couple of weeks ago on April 1st, we unveiled our latest revolutionary product, ProVision Millennial Edition, which allows you to view all your IP addresses in emoji format. Okay, so, we didn’t actually release a version of ProVision for millennials. Welcome to April Fools on the internet. BUT, we…

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ProVision ME

Why ProVision ME™? At 6connect, we’ve always prided ourselves on making network automation accessible to a rich and varied group of network operators. For years, the ProVision Suite has made it possible to automate and conveniently manage massive network deployments in a truly robust fashion — and this is why…

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Swisscom Case Study

In 2015, Switzerland’s largest telecommunications company, Swisscom, approached 6connect with a massive challenge of servicing a growing network of mobile, TV, and retail broadband customers. The telecom giant needed an agile and low-cost solution to provision networks, build scalable IT infrastructures, and manage a growing list of IP addresses. Not…

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Nanog 75

From February 17-20, 2019, San Francisco hosted the 75th North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conference for network professionals. This long-running event brings together industry veterans, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to speak on the latest in internet security, IPv6 implementation, and network scaling for enterprise. Conference kick-off:…

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

Last Updated: February 7, 2019 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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First – some context: I was preparing a presentation on IPv6 for Silicon Valley DevOps Days a couple of months ago, and looked around for visualizations to show the scale of IPv6 in comparison to IPv4. IPv4 isn’t going anywhere, but the reality is that dual stack networks are the…

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