Managing your IBM Cloud network fabric is now much easier with the Kentik Network Observability Cloud. With Kentik, organizations can easily ingest IBM VPC flow logs, visualize inter- and intra-VPC traffic, click on a map to drill into traffic data all the way down to an instance’s vNIC (virtual network interface card), be alerted to anomalies, and troubleshoot complex issues with a powerful yet user-friendly query engine. IBM Cloud flow logs are part of Kentik’s single, comprehensive view of all network traffic data across your hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.
Beyond giving you a comprehensive view of your cloud network traffic, here are some examples of how customers are using Kentik with IBM Cloud flow logs.
Kentik Insights engine alerts you when traffic spikes exceed normal thresholds in your IBM Cloud environment, and can automatically find the most likely cause so you can get it resolved fast. Whether it’s a service for your employees or an app serving your customers, you can quickly and proactively address issues before they affect the digital experience.
Kentik’s dashboards allow you to pivot your data over hundreds of useful dimensions, so you can see and share patterns quickly with colleagues. Modify our preset dashboards to your liking and instantly drill-in using the Data Explorer to ask any question you can think of, from troubleshooting to planning your future IBM Cloud deployments.
Kentik constantly monitors your IBM Cloud network activity to find any traffic to known botnets or internet threats and warns you with alerts. Kentik’s AI-based Insights engine gives you full analytics on DDoS attacks and botnet communications, so can understand the impact, identify infected hosts or attack sources, and take the necessary steps to remediate.
It is easy to get started with Kentik and IBM Cloud: