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NANOG 66 / Peering DB Recap by 6connect CEO Aaron Hughes

by | February 12, 2016

NANOG 66, held in San Diego this week from February 8-10, 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 perfect weather in San Diego. Our CEO, Aaron Hughes, spoke during the Peering Track.

Hughes discussed PeeringDB 2.0, Membership / Governance, Committees, April 2016 Election, and Sponsorship during his presentation.

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.  PeeringDB 2.0 was launched back in March 2015. Since the PeeringDB organization was formed in December 2015, three board meetings have been held and 86 members registered and voted in the first election. The next PeeringDB board election is in April 2016 and five seats are up for election. The current board serves through April 2016 and the online election will be held in April. If there is interest or questions around the elections, role and responsibilities, or time commitments, email The full video from Hughes’ presentation should be available soon.

Other highlights from the conference include ARIN’s public policy consultation, in which they discussed the following policy proposals:

  • Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2: Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients)
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-5: Out of region use
  • Draft Policy ARIN-2015-7: Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11: Remove transfer language which only applied pre-exhaustion of IPv4 pool

Here are some more highlights from the conference and Twitter stream:

It was a pleasure meeting all of our new connections; 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

“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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