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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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