Contact Us

Month: August 2016

Kentik Shows NetFlow Analytics at NFD12

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Aug 29, 2016
Kentik Inc, NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

It was a blast taking part in our first ever Networking Field Day (NFD12), presenting our advanced and powerful network traffic analysis solution. Being at NFD12 gave us the opportunity to get valuable response and feedback from a set of knowledgeable network nerd and blogger delegates. See what they had to say about Kentik Detect…

Read More

The Network Is Your Headphone Cord

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Aug 22, 2016
Network Management

The recorded music market used to be dependent on physical objects to distribute recordings to buyers. Now it’s as if our headphone cords stretch all the way from our smartphones to the datacenter. That makes network performance and availability mission-critical for music services — and anyone else who serve ads, processes transactions, or delivers content. Which explains why some of the world’s top music services use Kentik Detect for network traffic analysis.

Read More

BGP Routing Tutorial Series, Part 4

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 15, 2016
Network Management, Technology

BGP used to be primarily of interest only to ISPs and hosting providers, but it’s become something with which all network engineers should get familiar. In this conclusion to our four-part BGP tutorial series, we fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle, including when — and when not — it makes sense to advertise your routes to a service provider using BGP.

Read More

PacketPushers: Flight from the Public Cloud?

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 8, 2016
Network Management

Kentik CEO Avi Freedman joins Ethan Banks and Chris Wahl of the PacketPushers Datanauts podcast to discuss hot topics in networking today. The conversation covers the trend toward in-house infrastructure among enterprises that generate revenue from their IP traffic, the pluses and minuses of OpenStack deployments for digital enterprises, and the impact of DevOps practices on network operations.

Read More

On Raising Our $23M B Round

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 4, 2016
Featured, Uncategorized

A Big Step Forward for Big Data Network Visibility I am thrilled to announce today that Kentik has closed $23 million in Series B financing!  This round was led by Third Point Ventures, added new investors Glyn Capital and David Ulevitch, and was supported by continued investment from our seed and A round investors: August Capital, […]

Read More

BGP Routing Tutorial Series, Part 3

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Aug 1, 2016
Network Management, Technology

In this post we continue our look at BGP — the protocol used to route traffic across the interconnected Autonomous Systems (AS) that make up the Internet — by clarifying the difference between eBGP and iBGP and then starting to dig into the basics of actual BGP configuration. We’ll see how to establish peering connections with neighbors and to return a list of current sessions with useful information about each.

Read More