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Posts by Greg Villain

About Greg Villain

Greg Villain is Director, Technical Product Management for Kentik.

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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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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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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BGP and RPKI: A Path Made Clear with Kentik

July 8, 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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