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Goal: The number of web-based devices is expanding at an exponential clip, virtualization is making a very static environment dynamic, and now with the exhaustion of IPv4 and the oncoming complexities of IPv6- network operators must reevaluate what IP Address Management (IPAM) really is. The Goal of this article is…

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Software as a service can be best defined as using a hosted solution for software applications. It is called a service because the application, its access, and everything to do about its administration is hosted with another company offsite. The only concern of the purchasing users is using it as…

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RFC 1918 Address Space: Why it was needed then and how it will change in IPv6 “The Internet has grown beyond anyone’s expectations. Sustained exponential growth continues to introduce new challenges. One challenge is a concern within the community that globally unique address space will be exhausted. A separate and…

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The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. During a recent study they determined that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers, is coming to an end. Each region of the…

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A very large investment opportunity is being overlooked by most Investors in tech as it is, quite frankly, overlooked by most of humanity. The Internet is a force and that force is undergoing a forklift upgrade as we speak. The Internet Assigned Name Authority (IANA) has handed out the LAST…

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Without question, 2011 was a significant year for IPv6, the essential next-generation Internet addressing protocol. The year’s notable IPv6 news included highly publicized announcements by Regional Internet Registries (RIR) on depleted IPv4 resources, and the start of IPv6 deployments by Comcast, the largest ISP in the U.S. While IPv6 garnered considerable attention in…

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The complexities of managing v6 networks are far different from those of a v4 network. Traditional IPAM (IP Address Management) applications don’t automate subnetting, SWIPs, allocation requests, etc. Instead they merely – albeit quite effectively – turn spreadsheets into manageable, searchable databases and layer them with visual dashboards. That won’t…

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