Nibbles & Bits

IPv6 Quiz Results Revealed!

by | March 22, 2021

Since we have to wait just a little bit longer to do our pub quizzes in person, we thought a virtual quiz would be fun… Survey results can be incredibly helpful in finding out about your audience, and what they need (or what they find interesting). So we designed and created an IPv6 quiz that helps us understand what people already know about this new(ish) shift in technology.

Nobody wants to see a quiz answer that is overtly general. So our IPv6 quiz was full of really juicy tidbits, like this one:

In what year will the IPv4 pool of addresses be depleted?

Trick question: they already have!

Many people are unaware of just how big and important IPv6 is to the infrastructure of the web. So big, in fact, that many dictionaries don’t have the word “undecillion” in it, yet – a word that we need to describe how many addresses there are in the new protocol.

(It may be just easier to say there are more IPv6 addresses than grains of sand on the earth.)

The best part of running a survey like this is reading the responses we get from amazing people who follow us. Our community blew us away because they REALLY know their stuff. We heard your feedback and we LOL’d right along with you…

Take for example @treysis who told us via Twitter that even though we may not need NAT with IPv6, this question is tricky (and maybe intentionally so!) because it’s already a part of the new protocol.

And we also loved this response from Peter Green (@plugwash). Yes, “need” was a strong word and we appreciated the feedback. Tough but fair, man!

We appreciate the hundreds of responses to the survey and all the feedback we got. Thank you!

“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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