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Lessons from Google on Converging Network Technologies with SD-WAN

March 31, 2020

Google is investing and innovating in SD-WAN. In this post, Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall highlights what Google has been up to and how Google’s SD-WAN work can apply to the typical organization.

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Kentik Virtual Panel Series, Part 1: How Leading Companies Support Remote Work and Digital Experience

March 27, 2020

Kentik recently hosted a virtual panel with network leaders from Dropbox, Equinix, Netflix and Zoom and discussed how they are scaling to accommodate the unprecedented growth in network traffic during COVID-19. In this post, we highlight takeaways from the event.

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Strategies for Managing Network Traffic from a Remote Workforce

March 19, 2020

When more of the workforce shifts to working remotely, it puts new and different strains on the infrastructure across different parts of the network. In this post, we discuss strategies for managing surges in network traffic coming from remote employees and share information on how Kentik can help.

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Can I Put Kentik in My Data Center?

March 3, 2020

The most complex point of today’s networks is the edge, where there are more protocols, diverse traffic, and security exposure. The network edge is also a place where Kentik provides high value. In this post, we discuss how to implement Kentik in your data center.

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The Kentik Platform is the Future of Network Operations

February 27, 2020

Today we announced an evolutionary leap forward for NetOps, solving for today’s biggest network challenge: effectively managing hybrid complexity and scale, at speed. In this post, Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall discusses what’s new with the latest release of the Kentik Platform.

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SNMP vs. NetFlow

January 29, 2020

What is the difference between SNMP and flow technologies? Who uses the data sets? And what benefits do these technologies bring to network professionals? In this post, we explain how and why to use both.

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Kentik for Grafana

January 7, 2020

Most DevOps teams use Grafana for reporting and data analysis for operational use cases spanning many monitoring systems. Grafana is a place these teams go to get answers to many questions. In this post, Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall discusses how Grafana became so popular and how the Kentik plugin for Grafana has new enhancements and features to help teams across the IT organization.

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The State of Network Automation: Don't Worry... You Aren't Behind

September 23, 2019

Kentik CTO Jonah Kowall highlights challenges and opportunites in network automation and describes how Kentik is leading the way in providing next-generation solutions for automation, notification, advanced API integrations with telemetry, and more. “Every organization has an automation goal, and it’s no doubt that network automation is not only essential to avoid costly outages, but also helps organizations scale without putting people in the work path… The problem is that every organization has a storied history of automation tools, meaning we already have at least a dozen of them in our organizations across various silos and stacks, some of which are commercial and some are open source.”

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Data Enrichment Will Be the New Correlation

July 25, 2019

At one point, data was called “the new oil.” While that’s certainly an apt description for the insights we can extract from data, most organizations today are finding that new data repositories and “data lakes” often don’t provide the expected benefits due to the analytics challenge. CTO Jonah Kowall explains how advanced data enrichment techniques, leveraging AIOps technologies, can make the promise of data analysis a reality.

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The First AIOps Platform for the Network Professional is Here

July 24, 2019

CTO Jonah Kowall introduces Kentik’s AIOps solution for network management, explaining the need for evolution and innovation in the network performance monitoring and diagnostics market and providing an overview of the components of Kentik’s revolutionary platform.

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The Network Traffic Analytics that Enterprises Need

July 1, 2019

The most commonly used network monitoring tools in enterprises were created specifically to handle only the most basic faults with traditional network devices. CTO Jonah Kowall explains why these tools don’t scale to meet today’s network visibility needs, why more enterprises are moving from faults & packets to flow, and how Kentik can help.

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The Visibility Challenge for Network Overlays

May 29, 2019

Kentik CTO, Jonah Kowall, explains the challenges inherent in ensuring visibility in the age of network overlays, plugins, and public clouds… and how Kentik addresses Kubernetes and other overlay technologies.

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