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Month: February 2017

Modern NPM: Critical for Effective APM

By Shamus McGillicudy, Senior Analyst, Network Management, EMA | Feb 27, 2017
Analyst Report, Network Management

As the architecture of digital business applications transitions toward the cloud, network teams are increasingly involved in assuring application performance across distributed infrastructure. Filling this new role effectively requires a deeper toolset than provided by APM alone, with both internal and external network-level visibility. In this post from EMA’s Shamus McGillicudy, we look at how modern NPM solutions empower network managers to tackle these new challenges.

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Cloud-Native Network Management

By Jim Metzler, Vice-President,​ ​Ashton, Metzler and Associates | Feb 21, 2017
Network Management

As IT technologies evolve toward greater reliance on the cloud, longstanding networking practitioners are adapting to a new environment. The changes are easier to implement in greenfield companies than in more established brownfield enterprises. In this third post of a three-part series, analyst Jim Metzler talks with Kentik’s Alex Henthorn-Iwane about how network management is impacted by the differences between the two situations.

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Kentik Hackathon!

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Feb 13, 2017
Company

The range, creativity, and skills of the Kentik engineering team were on full display at our recent on-site for local and remote engineers. Gathering to confer on coming product enhancements, the team also enjoyed San Francisco dining and tried recreational welding and blacksmithing. But the highlight was our first-ever hackathon, which yielded an array of smart ideas for extending the capabilities of the Kentik Detect platform.

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Cisco’s Acquisition of AppDynamics

By Avi Freedman, Co-founder & CEO | Feb 6, 2017
Company, Network Management, Performance Monitoring

Cisco’s late-January acquisition of AppDynamics confirms what was already evident from Kentik’s experience in 2016, which is that effective visibility is now recognized industry-wide as a critical requirement for success. AppDynamics provides APM, the full value of which can’t be realized without the modern NPM offered by Kentik Detect. In this post we look at how Kentik uniquely complements APM to provide a comprehensive visibility solution.

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