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When we think about IP address ‘migration’ the phrasing is actually a little deceptive. The thing about IPv6 migration is that you’re not necessarily abandoning IPv4, you’re creating a go-forward strategy for your future IP needs. It’s not a replacement, it’s a path forward. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)…

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With the latest release of ProVision making its way through QA, we wanted to give you a preview of a significant workflow update being rolled out to our Peering Module. Historically, when configuring Peering sessions, you were limited to a single session at a time. With the update you will…

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This week marked our official start as a company 8 years ago. It’s been a long road to becoming a leader in network resource provisioning and automation. We’d like to take a moment to thank all of those who have made this anniversary possible. From our friends at Hummer Winblad that…

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NRO Council

ARIN is a member based organization that manages the distribution of IP addresses, and ASNs of America, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. To put it in lay-man’s terms, they provide those numbers behind web addresses that you see on your computer. Every year, they hold discussion forums both to…

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That which is old becomes new again… Ladies and gentleman, this is not a drill. We’ve been fantasizing about this day for years—so long in fact that it feels like a distant pipe dream. No, this doesn’t feel real at all, but it is (we’ve been pinching ourselves all morning)….

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There is no doubt that we are living in the era of IoT, with connectivity to our devices and nearly everything else increasing. As winter 2017 winds down, here are the top ten IoT trends we have to look forward to. 1. IoT goes Industrial IoT has been consumer product…

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Fellow geeks, we’ve heard your call! Without us geeks, hashtags wouldn’t even exist (hat tip: Chris Messina), and yet, it seems like we don’t take enough time to celebrate geek life. We believe geeks make the world go round (possibly nerds as well). As an homage to our brethren we…

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the scene at NANOG69

Last week, our CEO Aaron Hughes had the pleasure of speaking at NANOG69 in Washington D.C. In his presentation, Aaron bravely took on the slippery topic of validation systems, a framework that has always lacked an industry-wide and global standard. The question Aaron framed is simple: Can we make the…

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Burrito in space

Occasionally you’ll see references on the internet to network infrastructure and protocols described as a burrito. Specifically a 7-layer burrito. More specifically, the Taco Bell 7-Layer Burrito. How did this comparison get started? And, is it a valid comparison? (Spoiler alert: not so much). Back in 1999 when much of…

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Introducing koalAPI(™) – the API that loves to integrate! One of our recent features that has been crucial to our integration efforts – koalAPI.  It allows creating API endpoints inside of ProVision on the fly. So what does this mean? An example of this feature is our Observium integration –…

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