Relentless traffic growth and a constant stream of new technologies, e.g. SDN and cloud interconnects, make it harder to understand how services traverse the network between application infrastructure and users or customers. In this post, we discuss how that led Kentik to build our BGP Ultimate Exit to help address traffic visibility challenges.
NetFlow vs sFlow: Which is better? In many cases, the choice is not up to the user because most networking gear supports only one or the other. In this post we look at the difference between the two and how network operators can support all of the flow protocols that their networks generate.
Service assurance and incident response are just one side of the network performance coin. What if you could use the same data to provide additional value to customers, and highlight the great service you provide? Today we announced the “My Kentik” portal to do just that. Read the details in this post.
With increased business reliance on internet connectivity, the network world has and will continue to get increasingly complex. In this post, we dig into the key findings from our new “State of Network Management in 2018” report. We also discuss why we’re just in the early stages of how our industry will need to transform.
Managing quality of service and service-level agreement (SLAs) is becoming more complex for service providers. In this post, we look at how and why enterprise cloud services and application usage is driving service providers to rethink service assurance metrics. We also discuss why network-based analytics is critical to satisfying service assurance needs.
VPC Flow Logs Blog Post: The migration of applications from traditional data centers to cloud infrastructure is well underway. In this post, we discuss Kentik’s new product expansion to support Google’s VPC Flow Logs.
NetFlow offers a great way to preserve highly useful traffic analysis and troubleshooting details without needing to perform full packet capture. In this post, we look at how NetFlow monitoring solutions quickly evolved as commercialized product offerings and discuss how cloud and big data improve NetFlow analysis.
We just published our first open source project on GitHub and npm. Called Mobx Form, in this blog post we look at how the project helps developers with coding complex forms.
Digital transformation is not for the faint of heart. In this post, ACG Analyst Stephen Collins discusses why it’s critical for ITOps, NetOPs, SecOPs and DevOps teams to make sure they have the right stuff and are properly equipped for the network visibility challenges they face.
Silos in enterprise IT organizations can inhibit cross-functional synergies, leading to inefficiencies, higher costs and unacceptable delays for detecting and repairing problems. In this post, ACG analyst Stephen Collins examines how IT managers can start planning for now as the first step in moving from silos to synergy.