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ProVision 5.0.1 Release Scheduled for Nov 24, 2014

Post on November 21, 2014 by Pete Sclafani

ProVision 5.0.1 is a minor release with a few feature updates and some bug fixes. Many thanks to our customers and partners that provided feedback on features and functionality for this release. Check out the updated release notes here: http://docs.6connect.com/display/DOC/ProVision+5.0.1 As always – feedback is welcome and if you want…

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ProVision 5.0 (IPAM, DNS, DHCP, Peering, API) Release Scheduled – TLDR: 5.0 release scheduled for Nov 7

Post on November 05, 2014 by Pete Sclafani

You asked for it and it’s here! Many thanks to our customers and partners that provided feedback on features and functionality for our 5.0 release. It’s been a lot work to develop and QA – but we think the results will speak for themselves. We managed to pack in over…

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Reminder – Mind your Poodle (SSL vulnerability)!

Post on October 15, 2014 by Pete Sclafani

What is this Poodle? Check out the PDF here The short version is that SSL 3.0 has some issues that mean that if you value the security of your server hosting an SSL accessible service, then you should disable SSLv3 on any applicable systems that are affected. Am I Affected?…

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ProVision (IPAM, DNS, DHCP, Peering, API) Release Update – TLDR: 5.0 coming in October, requires php5.5+

Post on September 30, 2014 by Pete Sclafani

We have been hard at work for our post ProVision 4.2.1 release. Our next version is slated to have some significant new features, including refactoring of some existing code around IPAM, DNS and Peering. The result is that we are doing way more QA than a typical incremental release –…

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Peering Update for ProVision

Post on April 08, 2014 by Pete Sclafani

It’s been in progress for a while – but here is the official update for those that haven’t heard. Peering 3.0 is officially in alpha testing and getting feedback from customers. We took a whole new approach to the Peering functionality along with even tighter integration of the various objects…

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Cloud-Based IPAM Solutions: The Coming Thing

Post on June 18, 2013 by Pete Sclafani

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) has emerged as the most important function of network management for service providers and enterprises alike. The reasons are pretty simple: Internet usage is exploding, the number of online devices is multiplying wildly, and each one needs an IP address, which is the key to…

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8 Things to Look for in an Automated Network Provisioning System

Post on June 16, 2013 by Pete Sclafani

If you’re an operator or an administrator and you work in the trenches, you’re probably already well aware that something’s gotta give on the network management and provisioning front.   At this point, trying to keep up with all the adds, deletes and changes using a manual, spreadsheet-based system is like…

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13 Benefits of an Automated Network Provisioning System

Post on June 14, 2013 by Pete Sclafani
automated network provisioning benefits

Manual, spreadsheet-based provisioning focused on individual, vendor-specific network elements simply can’t keep up with the proliferation of new devices and the dynamic nature of today’s networks. An automated provisioning and control platform in contrast, reduces network complexity and integrates the entire provisioning process—including IP address assignment, DHCP and DNS configuration….

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Three Major Network Provisioning Challenges Facing Service Providers

Post on June 12, 2013 by Pete Sclafani
networking provisioning service providers

Businesses’ and consumers’ growing dependence on the network, the rise of mobile computing, virtualization, dual stack networks and the demand for more and better Cloud-based services, have combined to present service providers with three major challenges: ensuring service quality; adding new, revenue-generating mobile and managed services, and preparing for accelerated…

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Five Trends Contributing to Network Complexity

Post on June 10, 2013 by Pete Sclafani
Network Complexity

IP networks and what it takes to manage them have become much more complex during the past several years, and this process continues to gather speed.  Here are five business and technology trends that will drive still greater levels of complexity over the next few years: Greater commercial dependence on…

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