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If Your Network Traffic Is Continuous, Why Isn’t Your Synthetic Testing?

October 29, 2020

In this post, we show how Kentik Synthetic Monitoring supports high-frequency tests with sub-minute intervals, providing network teams with a tool that captures what’s happening in the network, including subtle degradations.

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Maxing Out Network Content Delivery: Baldur’s Gate 3 Case Study

October 15, 2020

Greg Villain, our director of product management and self-described die-hard gamer dives into the early access launch of Baldur’s Gate 3. He takes a look from a content delivery perspective to determine if this is a good precursor for the future traffic event when the game releases in 2021.

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Kentik Adds Integrated Synthetic Monitoring to Deliver Next-Gen Network Observability

September 23, 2020

What is synthetic testing, and where do point solutions fail? In this blog post, Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman discusses network performance testing and why Kentik designed an autonomous and affordable synthetic monitoring capability that is fully integrated into our network observability platform.

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Using Rust for Kentik’s New Synthetic Monitoring Agent

August 28, 2020

Kentik software engineer Will Glozer gives us a peek under the hood of Kentik’s new synthetic monitoring solution, explaining how and why Kentik used the Rust programming language to build its network monitoring agent.

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Kentik Bridges the Intelligence Gap for Hybrid Cloud Networks

August 20, 2020

Kentik’s Hybrid Map provides the industry’s first solution to visualize and manage interactions across public/private clouds, on-prem networks, SaaS apps, and other critical workloads as a means of delivering compelling, actionable intelligence. Product expert Dan Rohan has an overview.

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The New Normals of Network Operations in 2020

June 23, 2020

Today we published a report on “The New Normals of Network Operations in 2020.” Based on a survey of 220 networking professionals, our report aims to better understand the challenges this community faces personally and professionally as more companies and individuals taking their worlds almost entirely online.

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Capacity Planning Done Right

May 28, 2020

Network capacity planning traditionally required a user to collect data from several tools, export all of the data, and then analyze it in a spreadsheet or database. In this post, we highlight Kentik’s latest platform capabilities to help understand, manage and automate capacity planning.

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Why Network Capacity was Critical for the NFL Draft – And Will Be for Other Sporting Events to Come

May 05, 2020

The NFL Draft created a network traffic spike and set an example for other sports leagues considering entirely-online drafts. In this post, we show Kentik’s view of network traffic from the draft and compare it to traffic seen from the Super Bowl. We also discuss why the data shows network capacity is critical for new normals.

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Kentik Virtual Panel Series, Part 2: How Akamai, Uber and Verizon Media Are Supporting Remote Work and Digital Experience

April 22, 2020

If you missed Akamai, Uber and Verizon Media talking about networking during COVID-19, read our recap of Kentik’s recent virtual panel. In this post, we share details from the conversation, including observed spikes in traffic growth, network capacity challenges, BC/DR plans, the internet infrastructure supply chain, and more.

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The Gartner Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Highlights Network Challenges

April 16, 2020

The Gartner Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics recently published and revealed new network challenges for buyers. In this post, we take a deeper look at the challenges, as well as opportunities for NPMD investment.

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