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Announcing ProVision 8.1

by | November 16, 2022

6connect is thrilled to announce the latest update to our popular ProVision software – Version 8.1.0. With this update, we have been able to add smart assign templates and enhanced search functionality that will make our software even more useful to our clients, while also setting the stage for DDI server/service lifecycle management.

The burden of manual network provisioning can bring critical functions to a standstill. Automation is the way out of this struggle, and 6connect ProVision has long been a reliable management platform for streamlining provisioning, configuration, and control tasks. While previous versions have been highly capable, our most recent release of version 8.1.0 is an exciting development that brings even more functionality to the table.

You may be thinking, OK, I’m sold, but what’s new?

Let’s take an overview of the notable new features that ProVision users may wish to utilize.

  • DNS Managed Servers. There is now a native system within ProVision for DNS Managed Servers, making it possible to perform functions like creating and monitoring DNS servers from within ProVision. If you are looking for the new Managed Servers function, simply navigate to the “Servers” tab, and it will be found in that menu. The server images can be provided via VM or k8s, reach out to 6connect if you would like to see if this would be useful in your architecture.
  • Smart Assign Templates. If one of the core benefits of using a platform like ProVision is to optimize processes and save time for allocation elsewhere, it makes sense to have as many tasks clearly defined in templates as possible. These reusable workflows are easy to customize and scale up, and can be used via GUI or API.
  • Improved Search. To make the platform easier to navigate, upgrades have been implemented to the global search function. For instance, a search that does not return an exact match will still provide some options for blocks that might be a fit for the search. These suggestions are also driven by the multi-tenant permissions features, so usability remains high even with different user profiles and networks.

With existing features that solve many ongoing IT challenges, and a commitment to continually improve the platform through meaningful updates, 6connect is proud to serve an even wider range of clients with ProVision 8.1. Our software is a proven solution to network provisioning challenges, and it’s now better than ever before.

To check out all the numerous updates in this 8.1 release, please see the Release Notes (it has pictures too!)

Request a demo today to learn more.

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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