TDS Telecom Case Study

“6connect associates are knowledgeable with the Provision application and the space they work in… TDS would ultimately recommend Provision as a front runner to one of our peers if they were in a similar situation.” – Scott Zimmerman

Challenge

TDS is in the broadband business and broadband is delivered by the TCP/IP protocol suite. In order to allocate addresses, maintain peering, adhere to address space allocations, update domain name services (DNS) and ultimately deliver service, IP address management is critical to our business.

Today, TDS uses a suite of disparate tools in order to perform necessary functions. Those tools are the end of life and end of support. It is necessary that we replace the tools with modern and extendable tools that allow business operations to continue and expand functionality and integration to reduce error and expose valuable business intelligence.

Benefit

The ability to see what subnets could be assigned to routers that were a /24 and larger greatly improved our IPAM. We were able to put our private IP space into resource holders and sections based on our Firewall rules. This has allowed us to assign IP space more efficiently.

We are not actively using the peering module; however, this is expected to be a big benefit and we are planning to do so. 6connect recently made enhancements that were needed for us to use it.

Solution

The API has given us the flexibility to load and manipulate data in ways that we couldn’t do before. This is one the biggest improvements which we have gained. We have loaded, enhanced, and updated thousands of records using the API.  We can perform bulk updates with simple scripts rather than having to do data manipulation via SQL commands or manual entry.

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“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
viewquest

“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
HexaBulid

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Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
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“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
SwissCom

“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
Secure64

“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
Secure64

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