Peering Manager

Powerful peering communication automation and BGP session management - integrated with PeeringDB exchange data

One-click BGP session configuration across global peering exchanges and routers for easy automation of typical peering tasks

6connect’s Peering Manager Module provides a unique workflow integration opportunity for Network Operations teams and Provisioning. Built as a ProVision module, 6connect’s Peering Manager is able to take advantage of the easy API-driven integration options in addition to leveraging ProVision’s native multi-tenant environment. This means that data shared between groups stays in the same place and minimizes the back and forth that introduces errors and reduces the level of service expected by peering partners.

The Peering Module supports a range of router types with more being added as customer request them. The built-in Communication Manager allows for easy tracking of peering requests for prospective peers along with other options. When peers have been positively identified, simply select “Configure Multiple” and ProVision will give you the option to push the configuration changes to the connected routers immediately or within a scheduled maintenance window.

Features

E

Peering Communications Manager provides complete list of Peers at each exchange and can send out requests on your behalf

E

For Approved Peers, ProVision can immediately configure BGP sessions for the peer across all your exchanges and router infrastructure – even if they use different vendors.

E

Peering Session Manager provides simple interface to see session status by Peer, Router and by Exchange

E

Imports peer groups (IPv4 and IPv6) from existing routers

E

Updates ASN information for contact data, manages ASN at IRR Filtering, and finds missing sessions per ASN and Exchange

E

Supports Multiple ASNs

E

Configures peering sessions automatically and sends down session information and alerts to NMS

E

Monitors BGP peering session state globally

E

Routers supported: Cisco (including IOS XR), Juniper, Brocade, with Vyatta and Arista coming soon

E

API driven architecture allows for GUI driven workflows or integration with other systems

User Benefits

ProVision peering automation allows for streamlined management of peering connections and identification of peering opportunities for your ASN. We use data from your routing infrastructure and exchange points to generate peering request lists based on the criteria you specify using PeeringDB profile data. Depending on the level of integration, we can automate session turn-ups as well as route discovery to optimize your peering strategy. Our solution functions as a standalone installation or can integrate seamlessly with a 6connect ProVision deployment for more robust provisioning requirements.

“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

“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,
BlueCat

“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

You have IPv6!

You’re on IPv4.

Talk to one of our Engineers

6connect