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Network Automation, IPv6, and Beyond

What is IPv6?

What is IPv6?

Nearly all computers connected to the global Internet communicate with one another via TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). This standard communications protocol uses IP addresses to specify identification and location information for each...

Six Steps to IPv6 (2020)

Six Steps to IPv6 (2020)

First - a Little Background The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. IANA has announced that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers,...

The Top 5 Myths about IPv6

The Top 5 Myths about IPv6

So you’ve heard of IPv6 and want to learn more. You may feel like you have more questions than answers at the moment. Unfortunately, not all of the information you’ll find on the subject is accurate, and you might even have encountered some IPv6 myths that cause...

6connect ProVision is Now VMware Ready

6connect ProVision is Now VMware Ready

San Jose, CA – November 13, 2019 – The 6connect team is pleased to announce that 6connect ProVision has achieved VMware Ready status as a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Certified Solution. This designation indicates that, after completing a rigorous validation...

NANOG 77 Conference Recap

NANOG 77 Conference Recap

The NANOG community-wide conferences just keep getting bigger and better! The 77th successful event was held last month in Austin, TX, from October 28–30, 2019, with a record number of attendees and plenty of great content for network engineers, developers, industry...

In Case You Missed It: The 6connect Services Status Monitoring Page

In Case You Missed It: The 6connect Services Status Monitoring Page

Some customers may not know that we continuously broadcast our server status in real time. If that’s you, head over to the 6connect status monitoring page, where you can stay updated on all of our services! Simply go to https://status.6connect.com/ to find out if...

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...

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