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Big Data Analytics on Tap for Kentik at ONUG Spring 2017

Alex Henthorn-Iwane

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ONUG Spring 2017 in SF

Onug_logo-300w.png Next week, Kentik will be sponsoring and participating in the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2017 conference. Running April 25-26 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, this is the first time ONUG has held a conference outside of NYC. We’re excited that one of the main foci is modern instrumentation and analytics. We’ll be sponsoring and exhibiting our big data-powered network traffic intelligence, plus our CTO Dan Ellis will be part of a panel on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26th.

Why Kentik & ONUG?

For those who aren’t aware, ONUG is a user-driven consortium. The board includes IT leaders primarily from large enterprise and financial companies like Bank of America, Cigna, GE, Gap, Morgan Stanley, and FedEx, plus tech companies like Yahoo and Intuit. The mission of ONUG is “to enable greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating for open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value.”   The ONUG community is increasingly relevant to Kentik because while we started out with customers primarily clustered around web companies and various types of service providers, Kentik has not only gained customers but we’re also seeing increasing engagement at financial services and enterprise organizations. All of these enterprise organizations are looking to modernize their approach analytics across the board to harness cloud-scale computing platforms and open, native APIs.  Nick Lippis, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of ONUG adds: “As a forward thinker in improving how businesses use big data, we are thrilled to have Kentik joining the ONUG Community and demonstrating at their first ONUG Conference this week. Kentik is proving their commitment in helping businesses — and the IT executives that run them — optimize their capacities by turning network data into real time intelligence. We look forward to hearing their insights and strategies in moving our businesses forward.”

Where to Find Kentik while at ONUG Spring:

  Exhibits: We’ll be exhibiting and giving demonstrations of our big data network traffic intelligence.  Find us, along with a number of other great solution providers and sponsors such as Arista, Cisco, Huawei, NTT i³, Verizon and Viptela. Wednesday Panel:  Retooling for the Software-Defined Enterprise Dan Ellis, Kentik CTO and former Netflix-CDN-Ops-badass, will be participating in a panel moderated by ACG Research senior analyst Steve Collins.  The panel, which also include folks from Yahoo, FedEx and Brocade, will focus on how traditional tools are inadequate for modern networks, and explore the “new big data analytics approach to IT infrastructure management and its promise of greater infrastructure insight plus operational efficiency.”  What a perfect setup to talk about how our customers are getting value from big data-powered NetFlow, BGP, geoIP, and performance data, not only from a human operator perspective, but via automation as well.

See you there!

We’re looking forward to ONUG, seeing you there and showing you how powerful big data network traffic intelligence is.  Visit our product page if you’d like to learn more about Kentik Detect.  If you’d like to get a demo, hit us up on the chat on or send us an email at  Know you’d like to get this analytics power in your hands?  Start a free trial.

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