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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 used ProVision’s own…

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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 were provided with a great opportunity to…

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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 a fast way to bring together various…

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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 worked with customers to refine our platform, and…

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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. It started with a five day workshop, followed by a three day…

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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 would be interesting to document what we are hearing…

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First – some context: I was preparing a presentation on IPv6 for Silicon Valley DevOps Days a couple of months ago, and looked around for visualizations to show the scale of IPv6 in comparison to IPv4. IPv4 isn’t going anywhere, but the reality is that dual stack networks are the…

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Last Friday and Saturday, we attended DevOps Day Silicon Valley, an annual conference for anyone involved or interested in the DevOps space with a mix of keynote sessions and open spaces. 6connect’s COO and co-founder, Pete Sclafani, spoke on an Ignite session on Friday about IPv6. His presentation was titled, “How I Learned to…

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Last we we attended NANOG 67 in Chicago. NANOG 67 took place from June 13-15, and offered a great opportunity to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications. NANOG also hosted a its first Hackathon on June 12. During the event, the participants…

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Last week marked the four year anniversary since the World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012. Since then, we have seen incredible progress in IPv6 deployment around the globe. Countries including Finland, The Netherlands, Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, and the UK have all made substantial strides in IPv6 deployment showing the…

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