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RIPE 71 Recap

by | November 25, 2015

For those of you who don’t know, a RIPE meeting is a five-day event where Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators and other interested parties gather to discuss issues of interest to the Internet community. 6connect’s CEO, Aaron Hughes, attended this conference. RIPE 71 took place on November 16-20 in Bucharest, Romania.

Day 1 began with several parallel tutorials: NetDevOps – Ansible 101 to Network Nirvana, Introduction to RIPE Meetings and RIPE Database Tips and Tricks. The Newcomers session gave first-time attendees a“RIPE Meeting 101” tutorial with help from RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik and RIPE Chair Hans Petter Holen.

Other highlights include a presentation from Valentina Pavel on the EU-US “safe harbour” agreement and the impact of the recent European court ruling, Collin Anderson discussing his work on export controls on certain ICT technologies, and Oana Niculaescu’s presentation of a statistical analysis done with M-Lab looking at the correlation between socioeconomic status and Internet access.

There was also plenty of IPv6 chatter, which was awesome. George Michaelson gave a really great presentation on IPv6 deployment (day two). One significant recent IPv6 deployment that was highlighted is by cable provider Sky UK which is upgrading approximately 80,000 customers to per night, with nearly 17% of their hosts currently enabled for IPv6, putting them on target for 20%+ IPv6 capability by 2016. T-Mobile USA is also known to have deployed 464XLAT, allowing clients on IPv6-only networks to access IPv4-only services. This trend in IPv6 adoption means around 60-80% IPv6 capability.

Here are some additional IPv6 conversation highlights – via Twitter:

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next RIPE event!

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

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