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.
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.
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 Kentik’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.
Kentik’s Jim Meehan and Crystal Li report on what they learned from speaking with enterprise network professionals at Cisco Live 2019, and what those attendees expect from a truly modern network analytics solution.
Kentik’s Aaron Kagawa and Crystal Li explain VRF (virtual routing and forwarding) and Kentik’s unique solution for understanding where VRF traffic exits your network.
Multi-cloud is quickly becoming a new-normal deployment scenario. In this post, we look at how to maintain visibility within hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. We also outline requirements for modern cloud monitoring tools and introduce Kentik’s support for Azure NSGv2 Flow Logs.
Today almost every type of organization must be prepared to mitigate DDoS attacks and proactively defend their networks. In this post, we discuss our newly added BGP Flowspec support in Kentik Detect. This enables our customers to have the granularity needed to detect attack traffic in real time and mitigate attacks faster.
If you are at the beginning of the journey to modernize your application and infrastructure architecture with Kubernetes, it’s important to understand how service-to-service communication works in this new world. In this blog post, we provide a starting point for understanding the networking model behind Kubernetes and how to make things simpler and more efficient.
Building a cloud application is like building a house. If you don’t at least acknowledge the industry’s best practices, it may all come tumbling down. Here we look at AWS’ Well-Architected Framework as a good starting point for building effective cloud applications and outline why having the right tools in place can make all the difference.
For NetOps and SecOps teams, alarms typically mean many more hours of work ahead. That doesn’t have to be the case. In this post, we look at how to troubleshoot an abnormal traffic spike and get to root cause in under five minutes.
“Wow!” moments don’t happen randomly. At Kentik, they reflect product value, differentiators, and the hard work of our engineering team. In this post, we look at a few of those moments when the insight delivered by Kentik made customers say, “Wow, that was amazing!”
There are five network-related cloud deployment mistakes that you might not be aware of, but that can negate the cloud benefits you’re hoping to achieve. In this post, we provide an overview of each mistake and a guide for avoiding them all.
If you work in this industry, chances are you use dashboards. But how do you build an effective dashboard that goes beyond pretty graphs and actually provides insight? In this post, we offer key principles for dashboard creation and share how we build them at Kentik, with examples of our dashboards for cloud monitoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.