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the scene at NANOG69

Last week, our CEO Aaron Hughes had the pleasure of speaking at NANOG69 in Washington D.C. In his presentation, Aaron bravely took on the slippery topic of validation systems, a framework that has always lacked an industry-wide and global standard. The question Aaron framed is simple: Can we make the…

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Burrito in space

Occasionally you’ll see references on the internet to network infrastructure and protocols described as a burrito. Specifically a 7-layer burrito. More specifically, the Taco Bell 7-Layer Burrito. How did this comparison get started? And, is it a valid comparison? (Spoiler alert: not so much). Back in 1999 when much of…

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Introducing koalAPI(™) – the API that loves to integrate! One of our recent features that has been crucial to our integration efforts – koalAPI.  It allows creating API endpoints inside of ProVision on the fly. So what does this mean? An example of this feature is our Observium integration –…

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A small release before the holidays kick in. ProVision 5.3.1 is going live next week with some new items. Key features include: Connector for Cisco Prime Network Registrar(PNR) – we have added support for this Cisco DHCP platform and integrated a variety of a new DHCP API Endpoints for simpler…

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A quick announcement before the end of the year! We will be rolling out a KnotDNS Connector as part of our ProVision 6 release in Q1. We had a few customers and prospects mention that support for other open-source DNS platforms would be appreciated, so we added this to the…

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Customers have had some great feedback for the Chart View in the Resource Manager, so we managed to work in some big updates. With this new framework we have much more flexibility to extend the visual styles and properties, but even this first update is a big step up. Little…

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One feature that customers have asked for is the ability to “pre-reserve” IPs in a given subnet. The use case was a common situation where an admin might want to have assign a subnet, but ensure that certain IPs addresses were ignored by Direct Assign  or Smart Assign API calls….

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Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators, and our CEO Aaron Hughes gathered together last week in Madrid to discuss issues of interest to the Internet community for the RIPE 73 meeting. From October 24-28, over 600 attendees came together to discuss a variety of topics. On the first day, RIPE…

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ProVision packs quite a bit of functionality in the application itself. The API has continued to grow and we see an opportunity to build on that with the “Portable Gadget” concept we rolled out in 5.2 in early 2016. The idea was create some Javascript Gadgets that used ProVision’s own…

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Dallas, Texas was the hub of tech chatter last week, especially for network operators. NANOG 68 and ARIN 38 took place consecutively; NANOG 68 was from October 17-19th, followed by ARIN 38 on October 20-21st. NANOG attendees gathered at Fairmont Dallas, where they were provided with a great opportunity to…

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