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Network Visibility for Cloud-Native Architecture

December 11, 2018

At recent AWS re:Invent, we heard many attendees talking about the push for cloud-native to foster innovation and speed up development. In this post, we take a deeper dive on what it means to be cloud-native, as well as the challenges and how to overcome them.

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How Kentik Helps Assess AWS Visibility

November 15, 2018

Our network analytics platform supports visibility within public cloud environments via VPC Flow Logs. Our initial integration used VPC Flow Logs from Google Cloud Platform. Today, we are excited to extend our support to AWS. Read how we do it in this blog post.

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The Recap: Kentik at Networking Field Day 19

November 13, 2018

During Networking Field Day 19, Kentik presented on new capabilities for service providers, cloud and cloud-native environments, and gave a technical talk on tagging and data enrichment. In this post, we recap the event highlights and provide the videos for watching and sharing.

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What Are VPC Flow Logs and How Can They Improve Your Cloud?

November 07, 2018

Cloud providers take away the huge overhead of building, maintaining, and upgrading physical infrastructure. However, many system operators, including NetOps, SREs, and SecOps teams, are facing a huge visibility challenge. Here we talk about how VPC flow logs can help.

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Under the Hood: How Rust Helps Keep Kentik’s Performance on High

November 05, 2018

We post a lot on our blog about our advanced network analytics platform, use cases, and the ROI we deliver to service providers and enterprises globally. However, today’s post is for our fellow programmers, as we go under Kentik’s hood to discuss Rust.

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This Halloween, Don’t Get Spooked by Cloud Visibility Myths

October 31, 2018

To some, moving to the cloud is like a trick. But to others, it’s a real treat. So in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a blog post to break down two of the spookiest (or at least the most common) cloud myths we’ve heard of late.

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Network Insight is Essential for Communications Service Consumers

October 23, 2018

Real-time network data insights are not only important to the service provider. In this post, we discuss why service providers’ end-customers, who consume those services — subscribers, digital enterprise, hosting customers, etc., also need visibility.

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Kentik Invests in European Market Expansion

October 16, 2018

Kentik is growing! Today we marked our permanent landing in Europe. Kentik’s SaaS solution has already been embraced by dozens of organizations across the European continent — and our new presence will support even more organizations who deliver or depend on routed networks and the Internet as an essential part of their operations and business.

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Visualizing Traffic Exit Points in Complex Networks

September 19, 2018

Relentless traffic growth and a constant stream of new technologies, e.g. SDN and cloud interconnects, make it harder to understand how services traverse the network between application infrastructure and users or customers. In this post, we discuss how that led Kentik to build our BGP Ultimate Exit to help address traffic visibility challenges.

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NetFlow vs. sFlow

September 11, 2018

NetFlow vs sFlow: Which is better? In many cases, the choice is not up to the user because most networking gear supports only one or the other. In this post we look at the difference between the two and how network operators can support all of the flow protocols that their networks generate.

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