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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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Data Enrichment Will Be the New Correlation

July 25, 2019

At one point, data was called “the new oil”. While that’s certainly an apt description for the insights we can extract from data, most organizations today are finding that new data repositories and “data lakes” often don’t provide the expected benefits due to the analytics challenge. CTO Jonah Kowall explains how advanced data enrichment techniques, leveraging AIOps technologies, can make the promise of data analysis a reality.

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The First AIOps Platform for the Network Professional is Here

July 24, 2019

CTO Jonah Kowall introduces Kentik’s AIOps solution for network management, explaining the need for evolution and innovation in the network performance monitoring and diagnostics market and providing an overview of the components of Kentik’s revolutionary platform.

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BGP and RPKI: A Path Made Clear with Kentik

July 08, 2019

Kentik’s Greg Villain and Jason Philippon explain the basics of using Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) to protect against BGP prefix hijack attacks and stop them from propagating across the internet.

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Technical Guide: Using RPKI in Kentik

July 08, 2019

Crystal Li’s new Technical Guide walks you through new Kentik features for supporting Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), explaining Kentik’s new RPKI Validation Status and RPKI Quick Status dimensions.

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