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How Limelight Networks Automates Traffic Engineering and Reduces Infrastructure Cost and MTTR

By Michelle Kincaid | Feb 28, 2018
Case Study, Network Management, Performance Monitoring

Most web content and application providers today utilize Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to ensure the best user experience. Therefore, CDN providers are constantly competing to deliver the fastest websites and software downloads, most responsive applications, highest-quality video, and lowest latency gaming. To thrive in the highly competitive CDN marketplace, operators must continuously optimize their globally […]

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What’s Driving Advanced Network Analytics Adoption? Instant ROI

By Michelle Kincaid | Feb 12, 2018
Network Management

A new EMA report on network analytics is full of interesting takeaways, from reasons for deployment to use cases after analytics are up and running. In this post, we look specifically at the findings around adoption to see why and how organizations are leveraging network analytics.

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What Do Poker and Networking Have in Common?

By Michelle Kincaid | Feb 7, 2018
Featured

If you’ve spent any amount of time with Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman, you know he’s a networking nerd at heart. You may have also heard of his past (and sometimes current pastime) as a high-stakes poker player. Now, in merging two of Avi’s passions together, we’ve launched Kentik Poker!

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News in Networking: Advanced Analytics for an Oil Company & HCI for an NFL Team

By Michelle Kincaid | Jan 19, 2018
Kentik News Digest

This week Verizon invested in an Open Network Automation Platform membership. Oil company Shell talked about the success of its predictive analytics. The Chicago Bears said they’re all in on hyperconverged infrastructure. And a Google Cast protocol bug caused temporary Wi-Fi outages. More stories after the jump…

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News in Networking: Cisco’s Acquisition, Juniper’s Security M&A, and Elon’s AI

By Michelle Kincaid | Dec 8, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Cisco will acquire cloud-cost comparison tool Cmpute.io. Juniper Networks may also be moving on cloud-focused M&A, specifically in the multi-cloud cybersecurity sector. Beyond cloud, the hype of AI continues. Elon Musk’s Tesla team is working on an AI project that could be “the best in the world,” he said this week. More news after the jump…

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News in Networking: SD-WAN for $3.3B and Facebook’s Free Open/R Networking Tool

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 17, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, we learned the SD-WAN market is forecasted to reach $3.3 billion by 2021. Everyone from Cisco and VMware to AT&T and Charter are taking note. Also this week, Facebook open-sourced its Open/R networking development platform, which it uses for its own wide-area networks, data center fabric and wireless mesh topologies. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: The Big Misconfig and IoT’s Enterprise Time Bomb

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 10, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Last year it was the Dyn outage. This week, a network misconfiguration at Level 3 caused Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon, Cox, RCN and other telecos across the country to feel the effects of the outage. Also this week, findings from a Forrester survey revealed IoT is now an “enterprise security time bomb,” with a huge challenge around being able to identify these types of devices on the network. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: VMware for SD-WAN, Google’s SDN, and Chevron’s Cloud

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 3, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, VMware announced plans to acquire SD-WAN startup VeloCloud. Google released a new Andromeda SDN to reduce its cloud latency. SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon and others made plans to lay a 60-Tbps undersea cable from Juniper. And Energy giant Chevron selected Microsoft as its preferred cloud provider. Those headlines and more after the jump…

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News in Networking: Russian Internet for North Korea, Google Finds DNS Vulnerabilities

By Michelle Kincaid | Oct 6, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Reports this week suggest a Russian teleco started providing internet connectivity to North Korea. Russia also made headlines for its covert efforts to steal secrets from the NSA. Oracle made a bunch of news with its OpenWorld conference this week, including taking aim at AWS. And Google disclosed seven vulnerabilities in DNS’ Dnsmasq software. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: 160-Tbit/s Cable, Airline Network Issues, and a Patched-Mac Vuln

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 29, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Microsoft, Facebook and teleco provider Telxius announced this week that their high-capacity subsea cable project is complete. A “network issue” in a global flight-booking system caused major airline delays. And an “alarming number” of patched Macs are vulnerable to an issue in the Extensible Firmware Interface. More after the jump…

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