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Going Beyond the (Net)Flow: Introducing Universal Data Records

May 23, 2019

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.

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How Race Communications Used Kentik to Stop Mirai Botnet Infection and Abuse

May 21, 2019

Customer success engineer Dan Kelly explains how Race Communications used Kentik’s powerful network analytics to identify malicious traffic associated with the Mirai botnet, determine which of Race Communications’ customer IP addresses were being exploited, save its online IP reputation and fend off other types of DDoS and botnet attacks.

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How to Achieve Multi-Cloud Visibility

May 14, 2019

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.

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Network Teams: Keys to Cloud Migration Success

May 07, 2019

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.

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Network Engineering and Operations in the Multi-Cloud Era

March 20, 2019

In this post, we provide an overview of a new research report from EMA analyst Shamus McGillicuddy. The report is based on the responses of 250 enterprise IT networking professionals who note challenges and key technology requirements for hybrid and multi-cloud networking.

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Kentik Takes a Leap Forward in DDoS Defense

March 13, 2019

Today almost every type of organization must be prepared to mitigate DDoS attacks and proactively defend their networks. In this post, we discuss our newly added BGP Flowspec support in Kentik Detect. This enables our customers to have the granularity needed to detect attack traffic in real time and mitigate attacks faster.

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Kubernetes Networking 101

March 06, 2019

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.

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Viasat Taps Kentik for Real-Time Visibility of Critical Broadband Networks

February 28, 2019

Broadband providers must manage high infrastructure costs on a price-per-bit basis. Visibility into their network performance and security is critical. In this post, we dig into how that led Viasat, a global provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems, to tap Kentik for help.

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Cloud Architecture Best Practices

February 26, 2019

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.

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How to Design Self-service Network Analytics into Your Services

February 14, 2019

If you are a service provider or enterprise providing your customers with traffic visibility into their networks, there are things you must consider. In this post, we will look into design considerations for self-service network analytics portals.

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