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Monitoring vs. Observability: Understanding the Role of Each

February 16, 2021

What is the difference between monitoring and observability? There’s a big difference! While monitoring can give you information, observability is what you need to answer questions and solve problems. In addition, we touch on some of the specifics of network observability.

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The Network Also Needs to be Observable, Part 4: Telemetry Data Platform

February 05, 2021

In order to answer any question, network observability requires a broad range of telemetry data. It takes a capable platform to make the data useful. In this blog, the fourth in the network observability series, Avi Freedman describes requirements for the data platform.

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Myanmar Goes Offline During Military Coup

February 01, 2021

In the past 24hrs, Myanmar experienced a military coup d’état during which prominent government figures like Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi were detained and internet service was almost entirely blacked out.

Here is what the shutdown looked like in our data (with annotations for timing) for Myanmar’s big four: Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), Telenor Myanmar, Ooredoo Myanmar, and Mytel.

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The New Normals of Network Operations in the Year Ahead

January 29, 2021

Last week I had the honor to participate in the PTC 2021 conference. Held in Hawaii every January, PTC’s annual conference is the Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event. Although this year’s conference was all virtual (no boondoggles to Honolulu!), it was no less important as the theme this year was New Realities. In the following blog post, I summarize what I presented in my PTC panel entitled Strategies to Meet Network Needs.

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The Network Also Needs to be Observable, Part 3: Network Telemetry Types

January 29, 2021

In part 3 of the network observability series, Kentik CEO Avi Freedman discusses the different categories telemetry data. Avi shows how a complete network observability solution can answer an exponentially broader range of questions.

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My Kentik Portal Gets a New Skin!

January 28, 2021

My Kentik Portal, Kentik’s white-label network observability portal, is now available to all Kentik customers. We’ve lifted access restrictions, so you can take advantage of its features without complex activation. Plus you’ll find numerous enhancements based on interviews with existing users.

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From Egypt to Uganda, A Decade of Internet Shutdowns

January 27, 2021

The shutdown in Egypt not only shifted the dynamics of protest in the 21st century, it was a watershed moment for the internet community — from technical organizations like Renesys to digital rights advocacy groups like Access Now. The era of the large-scale government-directed internet shutdown had truly begun.

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What Is Port Mirroring? SPAN Explained

January 20, 2021

Port mirroring is one key tool in the network observability toolbelt. Find out how it can help your team in this quick guide.

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Kentik and IBM Cloud Partner to Provide Network Observability to IBM Cloud Customers

January 20, 2021

Managing your IBM Cloud network fabric is now much easier with the Kentik Network Observability Cloud. You can easily ingest IBM VPC flow logs, visualize inter- and intra-VPC traffic, click on a map to drill into traffic down to an instance’s vNIC, be alerted to anomalies, and troubleshoot complex issues.

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Network Troubleshooting in Depth: A Complete Guide

January 13, 2021

The basics of network troubleshooting have not changed much over the years. When you’re network troubleshooting, a lot can be required to solve the problem. You could be solving many different issues across several different systems on your complex, hybrid network infrastructure. A network observability solution can help speed up and simplify the process.

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