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6connect Software Upgrade Visually Displays Entire IPAM Environment

by | February 2, 2012

Get the most out of existing IPv4 space, See Future IPv6 needs, Clean-up Data, Save Time, Cut Costs

Network automation pioneer 6connect, today announced Internet Protocol Address Manager (IPAM) version 3.2, a software upgrade that provides the ability to see the granular use of Internet Protocol v4 addresses (IPv4) and network data on a comprehensive visual dashboard. 6connect IPAM Module v3.2 is a component of the first network automation platform to help service providers get the most out of their v4 network, visualize their V6 needs and usher in a vast IPv6 environment.
6connect has been used in production environments ranging from Tier-1 service providers to large enterprises. The 6connect platform automates manual IPAM tasks to simplify operations, increase security and support network efficiency.

6connect IPAM module v3.2
The new dashboard feature in IPAM v3.2 automatically calculates real-time data and graphically displays a portrait of the network.  The dashboard shows IP address usage across the network, identifies miss-used or miss-allocated IPv4 addresses and available IPv4 space, and projects IPv6 needs.

“Due to the level of automation in our IPAM platform, our customers have been requesting more ways to interact and visualize complex data,” said Pete Sclafani, CIO of 6connect. “Our re-engineered dashboard and reporting functionality deliver even easier data management and analytics on your IP address data for both IPv4 and IPv6.”
Delivering What Service Providers Need Today and Tomorrow:

6connect is the only network automation platform that natively supports IP Address Management for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The 6connect platform automates the management of complex IPv6 networks, simplifies short-term IPv4 management challenges, and supports long-term IPv6 operational goals.
“We wanted to be proactive about IPv6 and in order to do that, we knew that we had to upgrade off of our legacy IPv4 IPAM application,” said Alex Latzko, senior architect, Lightower Fiber Networks. “We looked at other vendors and their IPAM tools, but we didn’t want to buy another appliance that we would need to maintain. 6connect’s IP Address Manager 3.2 gave us the RIR interaction and visual dashboard we had been looking for as well as being much more IPv6-oriented than the other platforms we looked at.”

6connect IPAM version 3.2 builds upon key features created specifically for the needs of service providers (ISPs) and delivered in late 2011.

  • the integration of the 6connect platform into the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) RESTful web services API- an industry first.
  • the introduction of a suite of new features in 6connect IPAM v3.0 that help service providers automate their networks as they transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
  • the first integration to American Registry for Internet Numbers’ (ARIN) RESTful Web Services API.

6connect is now the only company to have successfully integrated their product into any of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).
Availability

6connect IPAM module 3.2 is available immediately at www.6connect.com

About 6connect
6connect was founded in 2009 to solve the complexity of migrating to and managing IPv6 through network automation tools.  The 6connect suite of software tools includes IPv4 management, steps to migrate to IPv6, and ultimately IPv6 deployment and on-going automated administration.  Clients in production with 6connect IP address management, Domain Name Server (DNS) and peering automation tools include Tier-1 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Enterprises, and international organizations. www.6connect.com

 

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Heidi Groshelle, groshelle communications, 415-307-1380, heidi@groshelle.com

“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

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