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Network Automation, IPv6, and Beyond

Cloud-Based IPAM Solutions: The Coming Thing

Cloud-Based IPAM Solutions: The Coming Thing

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) has emerged as the most important function of network management for service providers and enterprises alike. The reasons are pretty simple: Internet usage continues to grow, the number of online devices is not slowing down,...

The Path to IPv6 Part 1: A Template for IPv6 Presentations

The Path to IPv6 Part 1: A Template for IPv6 Presentations

If you’re reading this, chances are you already know IPv6 is here. The exhaustion of the Internet’s IPv4 space means deploying IPv6 continues across the globe. In fact, all Internet technical standards bodies as well as the U.S. federal government have endorsed IPv6...

ProVision 7.4 is Almost Here!

ProVision 7.4 is Almost Here!

6connect ProVision 7.4 is in QA and you know what that means – letting you know what’s coming soon. We have been able to work in quite a few new features and usability enhancements based on customer feedback, so keep it coming! New Admin Screen 1. One of the oldest...

RPKI Client Project Update

RPKI Client Project Update

Last summer, we announced the release of the long-awaited rpki-client project that we helped fund in a joint sponsorship with NetNod, IIS.SE, and SUNET.  Specifically, rpki-client is an implementation that covers the client side of RPKI (Resource Public Key...

13 Benefits of an Automated Network Provisioning System

13 Benefits of an Automated Network Provisioning System

Manual, spreadsheet-based provisioning focused on individual, vendor-specific network elements simply can’t keep up with the proliferation of new devices and the dynamic nature of today’s networks. An automated provisioning and control platform, in contrast, reduces...

IPv6 Usage in the Time of COVID-19

IPv6 Usage in the Time of COVID-19

In just a few short months, the entire world has changed. Unprecedented lockdowns are happening in countries around the world due to COVID-19, and the pandemic continues to have serious health and economic impacts on a global scale. Unsurprisingly, the business...

COVID-19 Update: Continuing to Support Our Customers

COVID-19 Update: Continuing to Support Our Customers

Dear Customers and Partners, 6connect’s Silicon Valley history over the last 11 years has allowed us to witness some interesting changes, although what we’re seeing now is unprecedented. With the recent Shelter in Place orders across multiple counties in the area, we...

Top 5 Concerns of Network Admins About Migrating to IPv6 in 2020

Top 5 Concerns of Network Admins About Migrating to IPv6 in 2020

Last Updated: March 12, 2020 Network administrators that have not acknowledged the existence of IPv6 do so at the peril of their employers and customers. This is due to not only technology moving forward into a new standard, but the fact that the number of IPv4...

Podcast Followup: Communication and Your IPv6 Adoption Strategy

Podcast Followup: Communication and Your IPv6 Adoption Strategy

What is it about IPv6 that sparks such fear and loathing in the hearts of so many IT operators? To find out, tune into IPv6 Buzz podcast episode #45, “Fine-Tuning IPv6 Adoption Strategies for Service Providers and Enterprises.” Our own co-founder and COO, Pete...

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