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I want YOU to use IPv6

The Internet Assigned Name Authority IANA) handed out the LAST IPv4 address space in Feb of 2011. The Internet’s ability to function is predicated upon each device having a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address and thus, a new address schema called IP version 6, or IPv6, was implemented so that the ever-growing…

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Emoji IP

A couple of weeks ago on April 1st, we unveiled our latest revolutionary product, ProVision Millennial Edition, which allows you to view all your IP addresses in emoji format. Okay, so, we didn’t actually release a version of ProVision for millennials. Welcome to April Fools on the internet. BUT, we…

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ProVision ME

Why ProVision ME™? At 6connect, we’ve always prided ourselves on making network automation accessible to a rich and varied group of network operators. For years, the ProVision Suite has made it possible to automate and conveniently manage massive network deployments in a truly robust fashion — and this is why…

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Swisscom Case Study

In 2015, Switzerland’s largest telecommunications company, Swisscom, approached 6connect with a massive challenge of servicing a growing network of mobile, TV, and retail broadband customers. The telecom giant needed an agile and low-cost solution to provision networks, build scalable IT infrastructures, and manage a growing list of IP addresses. Not…

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Nanog 75

From February 17-20, 2019, San Francisco hosted the 75th North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conference for network professionals. This long-running event brings together industry veterans, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to speak on the latest in internet security, IPv6 implementation, and network scaling for enterprise. Conference kick-off:…

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Not sure if I should keep using my spreadsheet, or use another spreadsheet to track my spreadsheets

Last Updated: February 7, 2019 Network administrators that have not acknowledged the existence of IPv6 do so at the peril of their employers and customers. This is due to not only technology moving forward into a new standard, but the fact that the number of IPv4 addresses is nearly exhausted…

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First – some context: I was preparing a presentation on IPv6 for Silicon Valley DevOps Days a couple of months ago, and looked around for visualizations to show the scale of IPv6 in comparison to IPv4. IPv4 isn’t going anywhere, but the reality is that dual stack networks are the…

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I was gonna tell a ipv4 joke aaand it's gone.

Some Questions That Keep Us Up At Night Recently we found ourselves wondering – how many of our website’s visitors are capable of utilizing IPv6 traffic? Of course, there are a number of places out there where you can see global IPv6 adoption rates [link] and other IPv6 statistics. But,…

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Lacnic 30

Organizers put on a great show during the recent LACNIC 30 conference hosted in Rosario, Argentina, from September 24-28. The event included an appearance by one of our favorite superheroes, the Incredible Hulk, taking the stage to help lighten the mood after a number of technical sessions. During the opening…

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Nanog 74

NANOG returned to Vancouver, Canada, for another deep dive into the state of network modernization. The conference kicked off on September 30th with a hackathon and was followed by two days of fascinating sessions from a number of industry luminaries. A special mention goes to Paul Barford of the University…

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