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Kentik for Grafana

January 07, 2020

Most DevOps teams use Grafana for reporting and data analysis for operational use cases spanning many monitoring systems. Grafana is a place these teams go to get answers to many questions. In this post, Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall discusses how Grafana became so popular and how the Kentik plugin for Grafana has new enhancements and features to help teams across the IT organization.

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Scaling BGP Peering in Kentik's SaaS Environment

December 19, 2019

Last month at DENOG11 in Germany, Kentik Site Reliability Engineer Costas Drogos talked about the SRE team’s journey during the last four years of growing Kentik’s infrastructure to support thousands of BGP sessions with customer devices on Kentik’s multi-tenant SaaS (cloud) platform.

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AIOps Comes of Age in Gartner’s Market Guide for AIOps Platforms

December 17, 2019

Gartner recently published its 2019 version of the Market Guide for AIOps Platforms. In this post, we examine our understanding of the report and discuss how Kentik’s domain-centric AIOps platform is built from the ground up for network professionals.

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How Superloop Connects APAC to the World with Network Insights from Kentik

December 10, 2019

“My advice to anyone who is considering Kentik is to get into it. Get a trial, import your data, and start playing with it,” says Rick Carter, head of networks at Superloop and Kentik user. In this vlog, Rick shares how Kentik helps Superloop bring connectivity to APAC by uncovering important network and business insights.

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Disney+ Launch: What Broadband Providers Need to See

November 18, 2019

Disney+ launched with an impressive debut, especially considering that technical problems, potentially capacity issues, plagued the service shortly after launch. In this post, we look at Disney+ traffic peaks around launch. We also explain why, during high-profile launches like that of Disney+, broadband subscribers are likely to blame their provider for any perceived problems. Network operators must be able to understand the dynamics of new loads placed on the network by new services and plan accordingly.

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How Packet Uses Kentik to Make Infrastructure a Competitive Advantage

November 14, 2019

Packet is focused on automating single-tenant bare metal compute infrastructure. On a mission to enable the world’s companies with a competitive advantage of infrastructure, Packet turned to Kentik for network visibility and insights.

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VMworld 2019 Wrap-up: VMware’s Key Focus is Shifting...

September 27, 2019

Kentik’s Jim Meehan and Crystal Li share their insights from VMworld 2019, with a focus on news from the worlds of networking, multi-cloud, Kubernetes and security.

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The State of Network Automation: Don't Worry... You Aren't Behind

September 23, 2019

Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall highlights challenges and opportunites in network automation and describes how Kentik is leading the way in providing next-generation solutions for automation, notification, advanced API integrations with telemetry, and more. “Every organization has an automation goal, and it’s no doubt that network automation is not only essential to avoid costly outages, but also helps organizations scale without putting people in the work path… The problem is that every organization has a storied history of automation tools, meaning we already have at least a dozen of them in our organizations across various silos and stacks, some of which are commercial and some are open source.”

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How to Maximize the Value of Streaming Telemetry for Network Monitoring and Analytics

August 28, 2019

Streaming telemetry aims to modernize the collection of network and device metrics to keep up with the scale of next-generation networks, and provide new ways to access the huge variety of metrics that network devices can now generate. Kentik’s Aaron Kagawa and Crystal Li review the current state of streaming telemetry and its surrounding ecosystem, discuss Kenik’s take on the value that streaming telemetry brings to network analytics, and outline our approach to powering-up network teams by leveraging streaming telemetry.

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New Customer Video: How Zoom Uses Kentik for Network Visibility, Performance, Peering Analytics & Improved Customer Support

August 13, 2019

Learn how enterprise video communications leader, Zoom, uses Kentik for network visibility, performance, peering analytics and improved customer support. Zoom’s Alex Guerrero, senior manager of SaaS operations, and Mike Leis, senior network engineer, share how they use Kentik to help Zoom deliver “frictionless meetings.”

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