Most of us have experienced packet loss, like standing in line at the store when the clerk says, “The system is really slow today.” For NetOps teams, would you guess the problem was packet loss or latency? How would you confirm your answer? In this post, we’ll share how you can proactively find and fix these issues.
Networking in the cloud can be like a black box. In this blog we discuss five essential properties of network observability for cloud, giving you the ability to answer any question about your cloud network.
With today’s launch of Kentik Cloud, we’re making it easy for network and cloud engineers to visualize, troubleshoot, secure and optimize cloud networks. In this post, we share more about Kentik Cloud and why we thought it was important for us to build it.
With increasingly complex on-premises and cloud hybrid environments, managing the network has never been so tough. And that keeps network pros up at night.
VPC Flow Logs are a necessary form of network telemetry to deliver network observability for cloud. Dan Rohan discusses different models for gathering VPC Flow Log data and the advantages of each.
AWS announced support for VPC Traffic Mirroring to additional AWS instance types. The Kentik Network Observability Cloud provides visibility and insights into AWS mirrored traffic.
Today we published a report on “The New Normals of Network Operations in 2020.” Based on a survey of 220 networking professionals, our report aims to better understand the challenges this community faces personally and professionally as more companies and individuals taking their worlds almost entirely online.
The Gartner Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics recently published and revealed new network challenges for buyers. In this post, we take a deeper look at the challenges, as well as opportunities for NPMD investment.
Kentik’s Jim Meehan and Crystal Li share their insights from VMworld 2019, with a focus on news from the worlds of networking, multi-cloud, Kubernetes and security.
Streaming telemetry aims to modernize the collection of network and device metrics to keep up with the scale of next-generation networks, and provide new ways to access the huge variety of metrics that network devices can now generate. Kentik’s Aaron Kagawa and Crystal Li review the current state of streaming telemetry and its surrounding ecosystem, discuss Kentik’s take on the value that streaming telemetry brings to network analytics, and outline our approach to powering-up network teams by leveraging streaming telemetry.
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.
Kentik’s Aaron Kagawa explains why today’s network analytics solutions require new types of contextual data and introduces the concept of Universal Data Records. Learn how and why Kentik is moving beyond network flow data.
Multi-cloud is quickly becoming a new-normal deployment scenario. In this post, we look at how to maintain visibility within hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. We also outline requirements for modern cloud monitoring tools and introduce Kentik’s support for Azure NSGv2 Flow Logs.
As enterprises integrate their networks with their public cloud strategies, several best practices for network teams are emerging. In this guest blog post, Enterprise Management Associates analyst Shamus McGillicuddy dives into his recent cloud networking research to discuss several strategies that can improve the chances of a successful cloud networking initiative.
If you are at the beginning of the journey to modernize your application and infrastructure architecture with Kubernetes, it’s important to understand how service-to-service communication works in this new world. In this blog post, we provide a starting point for understanding the networking model behind Kubernetes and how to make things simpler and more efficient.
Building a cloud application is like building a house. If you don’t at least acknowledge the industry’s best practices, it may all come tumbling down. Here we look at AWS’ Well-Architected Framework as a good starting point for building effective cloud applications and outline why having the right tools in place can make all the difference.
Today we released a new report: “AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management.” The report compiles an analysis based on a survey of 310 executive and technical-level attendees at the recent AWS user conference. Simply put, we found: It’s a multi-cloud, cost-containment world.
There are five network-related cloud deployment mistakes that you might not be aware of, but that can negate the cloud benefits you’re hoping to achieve. In this post, we provide an overview of each mistake and a guide for avoiding them all.
If you work in this industry, chances are you use dashboards. But how do you build an effective dashboard that goes beyond pretty graphs and actually provides insight? In this post, we offer key principles for dashboard creation and share how we build them at Kentik, with examples of our dashboards for cloud monitoring.
At recent AWS re:Invent, we heard many attendees talking about the push for cloud-native to foster innovation and speed up development. In this post, we take a deeper dive on what it means to be cloud-native, as well as the challenges and how to overcome them.
Our network analytics platform supports visibility within public cloud environments via VPC Flow Logs. Our initial integration used VPC Flow Logs from Google Cloud Platform. Today, we are excited to extend our support to AWS. Read how we do it in this blog post.
Cloud providers take away the huge overhead of building, maintaining, and upgrading physical infrastructure. However, many system operators, including NetOps, SREs, and SecOps teams, are facing a huge visibility challenge. Here we talk about how VPC flow logs can help.
To some, moving to the cloud is like a trick. But to others, it’s a real treat. So in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a blog post to break down two of the spookiest (or at least the most common) cloud myths we’ve heard of late.