Nibbles & Bits

NANOG 67 Recap

by | June 22, 2016

Last we we attended NANOG 67 in Chicago. NANOG 67 took place from June 13-15, and offered a great opportunity to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications.

NANOG also hosted a its first Hackathon on June 12. During the event, the participants developed new ideas and hacks for automating production internet networks.

During the conference, Carlos Vicente of Dyn Inc. talked about Kipper, their network automation project, and how it aims to align their network configuration lifecycle with the existing continuous integration model used for servers. Dyn has significantly expanded its coverage and recently added new features.

ARIN also provided some updates on recent trends now that it has depleted its supply of IPv4, including a black market due to the continuing need for the now out of stock IPv4 addresses.

Leslie Nobile, senior director of global registry knowledge at ARIN, said that cybercriminals are setting up shell companies and hijacking defunct IPv4 addresses, re-registering them and selling them to desperate companies. Nobile also talked about this in a 2004 presentation; what’s old is new again – and with IPv4 being a scarce resource, it was only a matter of time. Here is the full presentation:

Here are some additional highlights from the conference.

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
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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