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Network Automation, IPv6, and Beyond

ProVision 5.3 – Feature Preview – IP Rules

ProVision 5.3 – Feature Preview – IP Rules

One feature that customers have asked for is the ability to “pre-reserve” IPs in a given subnet. The use case was a common situation where an admin might want to have assign a subnet, but ensure that certain IPs addresses were ignored by Direct Assign  or Smart Assign...

Announcing ProVision 6.0 and new Infoblox Connector

Announcing ProVision 6.0 and new Infoblox Connector

San Jose, CA - November 17, 2016 - The 6connect team is excited to announce that its Infoblox Connector, which will benefit customers running hybrid infrastructures, will be available in December 2016 as part of ProVision 6.0. This provides a fast way to bring...

Recap of RIPE 73 in Madrid

Recap of RIPE 73 in Madrid

Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators, and our CEO Aaron Hughes gathered together last week in Madrid to discuss issues of interest to the Internet community for the RIPE 73 meeting. From October 24-28, over 600 attendees came together to discuss a...

Changing the Game – Part 3 – Cool, I Want That Over Here Though!

Changing the Game – Part 3 – Cool, I Want That Over Here Though!

ProVision packs quite a bit of functionality in the application itself. The API has continued to grow and we see an opportunity to build on that with the “Portable Gadget” concept we rolled out in 5.2 in early 2016. The idea was create some Javascript Gadgets that...

NANOG 68 & ARIN 38: Conference Recaps

NANOG 68 & ARIN 38: Conference Recaps

Dallas, Texas was the hub of tech chatter last week, especially for network operators. NANOG 68 and ARIN 38 took place consecutively; NANOG 68 was from October 17-19th, followed by ARIN 38 on October 20-21st. NANOG attendees gathered at Fairmont Dallas, where they...

Changing the Game – Part 2 – The Infoblox Connector!

Changing the Game – Part 2 – The Infoblox Connector!

One Connector that has been requested time and time again is an Infoblox Connector. We are happy to announce the first release of our Infoblox Connector in ProVision 6.0 (coming in November 2016). We have many customers running hybrid infrastructures, so this provides...

Changing the Game – Part 1

Changing the Game – Part 1

As a software company, we hear the chants of DevOps. As an infrastructure software company, we see the realities of internet infrastructure today and see an opportunity. 6connect has always been about provisioning and automation. Over the last seven years we have...

APNIC 42 Recap: IPv6 Deployment, IPv4 Transfers & Policy Development

APNIC 42 Recap: IPv6 Deployment, IPv4 Transfers & Policy Development

Internet operations experts from ISPs, data centers, Internet Exchange Points, content providers, governmental organizations, and research and educational institutions gathered this week for APNIC 42 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event was from September 28 - October 5....

5 Reasons DevOps Tools Can Make You a Real McCranky Pants

5 Reasons DevOps Tools Can Make You a Real McCranky Pants

So after talking with customers and prospects over the years around the world – one unifying theme emerged - No one likes their current provisioning tools! (surprised?) While expecting infrastructure tools to flatulate rainbows may not be reasonable, we thought it...

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