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6connect ProVision 7.4

6connect ProVision 7.4 is in QA and you know what that means – letting you know what’s coming soon. We have been able to work in quite a few new features and usability enhancements based on customer feedback, so keep it coming! New Admin Screen 1. One of the oldest…

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rpki-client

Last summer, we announced the release of the long-awaited rpki-client project that we helped fund in a joint sponsorship with NetNod, IIS.SE, and SUNET.  Specifically, rpki-client is an implementation that covers the client side of RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure), which is responsible for downloading and validating route origin statements….

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Datacenter powered by code

Manual, spreadsheet-based provisioning focused on individual, vendor-specific network elements simply can’t keep up with the proliferation of new devices and the dynamic nature of today’s networks. An automated provisioning and control platform, in contrast, reduces network complexity and integrates the entire provisioning process—including IP address assignment, DHCP and DNS configuration….

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Man working from home

In just a few short months, the entire world has changed. Unprecedented lockdowns are happening in countries around the world due to COVID-19, and the pandemic continues to have serious health and economic impacts on a global scale. Unsurprisingly, the business landscape in all industries has been affected – but…

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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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