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Changing the Game – Part 3 – Cool, I Want That Over Here Though!

by | October 27, 2016

ProVision packs quite a bit of functionality in the application itself. The API has continued to grow and we see an opportunity to build on that with the “Portable Gadget” concept we rolled out in 5.2 in early 2016.

The idea was create some Javascript Gadgets that used ProVision’s own API, but that could provide functionality outside of ProVision completely.

In the use case that we built for a customer, there was a legacy application that could benefit from real-time ProVision searching. So we built a portable IPAM Search gadget that could be added to their legacy web application and skinned in their preferred manner.

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But then we decided to have some fun. Our Logging page has been long overdue for a refresh, so why not do it in the Portable Gadget format, which will be useful in updating ProVision, but can also be parked pretty much anywhere. Since it communicates natively over the ProVision API, if you want to bring a Log page of ProVision data into your application – go for it!

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The end result of this feature was that feedback was positive enough that we are going to be shifting our ProVision gadgets to this format. This way 6connect can provide production quality code samples, and administrators can use that code in different ways as they wish, or just leave them in the ProVision GUI.

A big thank you for all of our customers that provided feedback, we hope this update in ProVision 5.3 gives you more ideas. As always – if you need more information or have ideas for other Portable Gadgets – let us know at

“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

“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

“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,

“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

“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

“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

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