Greg Villain is Director, Technical Product Management for Kentik.
Today we’re introducing the most important update to OTT Service Tracking for ISPs since its inception. To understand the power of this workflow, we’ll review the basics of OTT service monitoring and explain why our capability is so popular with our broadband provider customers.
As today’s economy goes online, network costs can be a determinant factor to business success. Failure to strategize and optimize connectivity expenses will naturally result in a loss of competitiveness. Addressing customer needs, Kentik launched a new automated workflow to manage connectivity costs, timely instrument negotiations at contract term, and stay on top of optimization opportunities — all in Kentik’s user-friendly style.
In part 1 of this blog series, Kentik director of technical product management Greg Villain discusses what matters with network interconnection and their cost considerations. Greg examines the different types of interconnections, necessary operational measures, and applicable elements of network observability.
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.
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.
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.