Phil is a veteran engineer with over a decade of experience in the field troubleshooting, building, and designing networks. Phil is also an avid blogger and podcaster with an interest in emerging technology and making the complex easy to understand.
There is a critical difference between having more data and more answers. Read our recap of Networking Field Day 29 and learn how network observability provides the insight necessary to support your app over the network.
At Networking Field Day: Service Provider 2, Steve Meuse showed how Kentik’s OTT analysis tool can help a service provider better understand the services running on their network. Doug Madory introduced Kentik Market Intelligence, a SaaS-based business intelligence tool, and Nina Bargisen discussed optimizing peering relationships.
Investigating a user’s digital experience used to start with a help desk ticket, but with Kentik’s Synthetic Transaction Monitoring, you can proactively simulate and monitor a user’s interaction with any web application.
By peeling back layers of your users’ interactions, you can investigate what’s going on in every aspect of their digital experience — from the network layer all the way to application.
In the old days, we used a combination of several data types, help desk tickets, and spreadsheets to figure out what was going on with our network. Today, that’s just not good enough. The next evolution of network visibility goes beyond collecting data and presenting it on pretty graphs. Network observability augments the engineer and finds meaning in the huge amount of data we collect today to solve problems faster and ensure service delivery.