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network provisioning in 5 clicks

How long does it take you to provision IP address network resources? Typically, a network administrator needs around 45 minutes for network provisioning—possibly more if a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) needs to be updated—and has to flip between spreadsheets, ticketing systems and different departments (especially if waiting on dependent services…

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network provisioning is not IPAM

Many service providers view their IPAM software as network provisioning tools – when they really aren’t. Networks are managed with a variety of tools and processes ranging from home grown databases to proprietary hardware appliances, to spreadsheets and flat files. The goal of these tools (of which IPAM is one)…

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Network Management System

It’s a classic win-win scenario: Network service providers benefit from offering their customers self-service provisioning, and their customers benefit as well. If you’re a service provider, self-service can: 1. Reduce your costs . . . and your customers’ costs Customers that self-service require fewer resources in terms of customer support….

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Cross Network Configuration

For carriers and hosting providers, a whole new level of network complexity has been added because large segments of their customers—and their customers’ customers—have unplugged desktops in favor of mobile devices.  In 2012, smartphone sales surpassed those of laptops for the first time, and the trend is still accelerating.  With…

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IP networks have become the medium for most commercial transactions, customer engagement, virtual workloads, and employee interactions. This makes Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) a core foundation of network management, bar none. But how do most network administrators still manage IP address assignments? With spreadsheets, flat files, siloed databases and…

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Making the Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 represents an important crossroads for growing technology companies. Leverage our team’s depth of expertise to avoid the pitfalls that are inherent to legacy solutions. TCP/IP is the technology that devices use to interact online.  What allows each device to get online and communicate is that…

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100% IPv4 Utilization is a short term solution. We outline the problems encountered by those who have have forged head with insufficient research. 6Connect makes transitions an opportunity for improvement, instead of an invitation to crisis. There has been increasing interest from enterprises seeking IPAM / DNS tools. The trend is becoming clear –…

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From multiple wireless devices per person, to massively dynamic virtualization, to the vision for a “smart” energy-efficient home and much, much more, everything in the entire world is becoming “connected” and this is giving rise to the “Evernet.” But this can’t happen without transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 because everything…

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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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