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IBM Insight 2015 Recap

by | November 5, 2015

We were excited to attend the recent IBM Insight conference featuring over 12,000 attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada. Notable speakers included Pepper the empathetic robot, Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, Director Ron Howard and Producer Brian Glazer.

Pepper the lovable robot!

Pepper the lovable robot!

Amazing robots aside, the focus of the conference’s content was the future and what it could (and should) hold in terms of technology’s impact on our lives. From the connected home to remote workforces, it’s very clear that what we’ll be doing in the future is going to be online. This particular statistic got our attention:

We would argue that the 50% statistic should actually be higher. Companies must collaborate online to get work done. According to a recent survey by Global Workplace Analytics, regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown over 103% since 2005 and 6.5% in 2014. This represents the largest year over year increase since before the recession.

Another central theme that was so prevalent it almost hurt – IoT. It was virtually impossible to ignore the number of sessions covering IoT, big data and analytics. There are going to be an estimated 50 billion connected devices by 2020; the global population is 7 billion. This means there will be more than 7 devices per human. Hello, robot overlords!

What this means is that the number of IP addresses will need to quadruple if we want to keep up with demand since each connected thing needs an IP address. Running out of IP addresses is not something we need to worry about, however, because IPv6 has more than enough. In fact, with IPv6, there are 100 IP addresses for every single atom on earth.

6connect can help migrate your organization from IPv4 to IPv6 as seamlessly as possible. There’s no better time to do that than now.

Questions? Concerns? You can contact us at 6connect to speak directly with an engineer. If you are looking for a turnkey solution for robust DNS management and automated network resource allocation, we’ve got your back.

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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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