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NANOG 64 Highlights and PeeringDB 2.0 Announcement

by | June 8, 2015

NANOG 64, held in San Francisco last week from June 1-3, offered plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications. The conference certainly met our expectations, from the content, attendees, to even simply the weather in San Francisco. Our CEO, Aaron Hughes, spoke on two separate occasions; on Tuesday, he was the co-chair of the BCOP track and on Wednesday, he announced a major update on PeeringDB and the future of its organizational structure.

PeeringDB is a freely available web-based database of networks that are interested in peering, which has become the default location for Internet peering data. Hughes announced that PeeringDB 2.0 is ready to launch. The PeeringDB 2.0 beta site is up now at beta.peeringdb.com and they’re planning to cut over to the live site on August 1, 2015.

Feedback from the crowd was very positive:

If you’re interesting in learning more or donating to PeeringDB, email sponsorship@peeringdb.com.

Here are some highlights from the rest of the conference:

It was a pleasure meeting all of our new connections and saying hello to our friends; we look forward to seeing you again at the next NANOG event!

“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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