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A quick announcement before the end of the year! We will be rolling out a KnotDNS Connector as part of our ProVision 6 release in Q1. We had a few customers and prospects mention that support for other open-source DNS platforms would be appreciated, so we added this to the…

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Customers have had some great feedback for the Chart View in the Resource Manager, so we managed to work in some big updates. With this new framework we have much more flexibility to extend the visual styles and properties, but even this first update is a big step up. Little…

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One feature that customers have asked for is the ability to “pre-reserve” IPs in a given subnet. The use case was a common situation where an admin might want to have assign a subnet, but ensure that certain IPs addresses were ignored by Direct Assign  or Smart Assign API calls….

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Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators, and our CEO Aaron Hughes gathered together last week in Madrid to discuss issues of interest to the Internet community for the RIPE 73 meeting. From October 24-28, over 600 attendees came together to discuss a variety of topics. On the first day, RIPE…

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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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