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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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rpki-client (8)

We’re pleased to announce that a project we helped fund has now been released! Jointly sponsored by 6connect, NetNod, IIS.SE, and SUNET, the rpki-client project has culminated in the development of usable software, on schedule with just a few months of wall time. The importance of RPKI, or Resource Public…

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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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