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Network Automation, IPv6, and Beyond

ProVision 7.2 – Numbering Authority Feature Update

ProVision 7.2 – Numbering Authority Feature Update

We had a few customers asking about some additional ways to integrate numbering parameters into assigning and allocating IP addresses. To “do it right” we ended up building a numbering authority feature into ProVision 7.2. We will be expanding our integration of this...

6connect CEO Aaron Hughes Featured on Podcast

6connect CEO Aaron Hughes Featured on Podcast

Our CEO, Aaron Hughes, was recently a featured guest on episode 36 of the I Love Data Centers podcast. Hosted by OpenSpectrum Founder Sean Patrick Tario, the episode touched on a wide range of topics, from the evolution of the network engineering community and the...

Announcing the Release of rpki-client

Announcing the Release of rpki-client

We’re pleased to announce that a project we helped fund has now been released! Jointly sponsored by 6connect, NetNod, IIS.SE, and SUNET, the rpki-client project has culminated in the development of usable software, on schedule with just a few months of wall time. The...

NANOG 76 Conference Recap

NANOG 76 Conference Recap

Another NANOG community-wide conference was held this month in Washington, DC, from June 10–12, 2019. Balmy weather ushered in the exciting hackathon that kicked off NANOG 76, and a bustling agenda of panels, presentations, talks and tutorial sessions followed. This...

Top 5 Reasons to Use IPv6

Top 5 Reasons to Use IPv6

So let’s recap: The Internet’s IPv4 address space has been exhausted. More and more Operating Systems and Devices support IPv6 than at any point in history. ISPs continue deployment of IPv6 in their production networks and services - powering IPv6 adoption at the...

IPv6 and the transition from IPv4 explained

IPv6 and the transition from IPv4 explained

The Internet Assigned Name Authority IANA) handed out the LAST IPv4 address space in Feb of 2011. The Internet’s ability to function is predicated upon each device having a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address and thus, a new address schema called IP version 6, or...

How to View IP Addresses as Emojis (with Source Code)

How to View IP Addresses as Emojis (with Source Code)

A couple of weeks ago on April 1st, we unveiled our latest revolutionary product, ProVision Millennial Edition, which allows you to view all your IP addresses in emoji format. Okay, so, we didn’t actually release a version of ProVision for millennials. Welcome to...

Case Study: 6connect Aids Swisscom with Network Management Automation

Case Study: 6connect Aids Swisscom with Network Management Automation

In 2015, Switzerland's largest telecommunications company, Swisscom, approached 6connect with a massive challenge of servicing a growing network of mobile, TV, and retail broadband customers. The telecom giant needed an agile and low-cost solution to provision...

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