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Month: April 2017

Internet2 Global Summit: The Future of R&E Networks & ITaaS

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 28, 2017

I attended the Internet2’s Global Summit this week, an event that gathers a broad audience from Research and Education (R&E) networks from around the world, from engineers up to C-level attendees. The conference was jam-packed with excellent presentations, to which it’s impossible to do full justice. In this post, I’ll cover a couple of topics […]

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News in Networking: ONUG, Bufferbloat, and DDoSing with IoT

By Michelle Kincaid | Apr 26, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Today we’re launching a weekly blog series called “News in Networking.” Tune in each week for a quick roundup of industry news that seems noteworthy to the Kentik team. This week’s highlights include a look at hot topics at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2017 conference, an article on bufferbloat (yes, it’s real) and the causes behind a slow internet, a list of IoT-enabled DDoS attacks that underscore security risks, and more…

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Accurate Visibility with NetFlow, sFlow, and IPFIX

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 24, 2017
NetFlow Analysis, Network Management, Technology

Most of the testing and discussion of flow protocols over the years has been based on enterprise use cases and fairly low-bandwidth assumptions. In this post we take a fresh look, focusing instead on the real-world traffic volumes handled by operators of large-scale networks. How do NetFlow and other variants of stateful flow tracking compare with packet sampling approaches like sFlow? Read on…

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Connect with Kentik at ONUG SF, Internet2 DC, or The Liberty NYC!

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 17, 2017
Company, Kentik Inc

Join Kentik at one of our events next week in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Kentik will be sponsoring and participating in the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2017 conference April 25-26 in SF. We’ll also be participating as a member in the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit April 24-26 in Washington DC. Meanwhile on April 26 we’re hosting a reception in NYC featuring presentations including one from our customer MediaMath. Hope to see you soon!

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Big Data Analytics on Tap for Kentik at ONUG Spring 2017

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 14, 2017
Kentik Inc, Uncategorized

ONUG Spring 2017 in SF Next week, Kentik will be sponsoring and participating in the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2017 conference. Running April 25-26 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, this is the first time ONUG has held a conference outside of NYC. We’re excited that one of the main […]

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From Network Flow Monitoring to CapEx Savings

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 10, 2017
Network Management

It’s very costly to operate a large-scale Internet edge, making lower-end edge routers a subject of keen interest for service providers and Web enterprises alike. Such routers are comparatively short on FIB capacity, but depending on the routes needed to serve your customers that might not be an issue. How can you find out for sure? In this post, Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing, explains how a new feature in Kentik Detect can show you the answer.

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Flow Data is Top Source for Network Analysis

By Shamus McGillicudy, Senior Analyst, Network Management, EMA | Apr 3, 2017
Analyst Report, NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

Not long ago network flow data was a secondary source of data for IT departments trying to better understand their network status, traffic, and utilization. Today it’s become a leading focus of analysis, yielding valuable insights in areas including network security, network optimization, and business processes. In this post, senior analyst Shamus McGillicudy of EMA looks at the value and versatility of flow for network analytics.

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