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Network Capacity Planning 101: Performance & Visibility Requirements

May 29, 2018

To ensure network operation teams can take action on insights from capacity planning tools, there are several guidelines to follow. In this post, we look at the requirements needed for an effective capacity planning solution that ensures optimal network performance and visibility.

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RSA 2018: A Parade Watcher’s View

May 24, 2018

Kentik’s VP of Channels Jim Frey takes a look back at RSA 2018. After walking the show floor, in this post he highlights how the event has grown over the years as the security vendor landscape has gotten more complex and bloated. He also explains why good technology alone is not the answer.

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NetOps & SecOps Collaboration: Shared Tools are Essential

May 22, 2018

Network performance and network security are increasingly becoming two sides of the same coin. Consequently, enterprise network operations teams are stepping up collaboration with their counterparts in the security group. In this post, EMA analyst Shamus McGillicuddy outlines these efforts based on his latest research.

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The Impact of 5G on Enterprise Network Monitoring

May 17, 2018

5G is marching towards commercialization. In this post, we look at the benefits and discuss why network monitoring for performance and security considerations are even more crucial to the operation of hybrid enterprise networks that incorporate 5G network segments.

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Machine Learning and AI: The Superhero Solution for IT Operations

May 15, 2018

At that ONUG Spring 2018 event, ACG analyst Stephen Collins moderated a panel discussion on re-tooling IT operations with machine learning and AI. The panelists provided a view “from the trenches.” In this post, Collins shares insights into how panelists’ organizations are applying ML and AI today, each in different operational domains, but with a common theme of overcoming the challenge of managing operations at scale.

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PhoenixNAP: How Network Visibility Enhances Security of Multi-Tenant Environments

May 11, 2018

Modern enterprise networks are becoming more dynamic and complex, which poses significant challenges for today’s IT leaders. In this post, data center and IT service provider phoenixNAP discusses how Kentik Detect helps overcome network visibility challenges.

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AWS Route 53 BGP Hijack: What Kentik Saw

May 02, 2018

News broke last week that attackers attempted to steal cryptocurrencies from users of by using a BGP route hijack attack. Numerous Kentik Detect customers saw changes in their traffic patterns, allowing them to detect this attack. In this post, we look at how the attack worked and the visibility that Kentik Detect provided our customers.

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DDoS Protection in the Wild Wild West

May 01, 2018

The Internet is the wild wild west — and the pace of DDoS attacks is not letting up. But thanks to recent advances in streaming telemetry, network visibility, and Big Data, the good guys are armed with the weapons they need to maintain the peace.

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The Role of Predictive Analytics in Network Performance Monitoring

April 24, 2018

Predictive analytics has improved over the past few years, benefiting from advances in AI and related fields. In this post, we look at how predictive analytics can be used to help network operations. We also dig into the limitations and how the accuracy of the predictions depends heavily on the quality the data collected.

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Hybrid Multi-Cloud and Hyperscale Performance Monitoring: Go Big or Go Home

April 17, 2018

Forward-thinking IT managers are already embracing big data-powered SaaS solutions for application and performance monitoring. If hybrid multi-cloud and hyperscale application infrastructure are in your future, ACG Analyst Stephen Collins’ advice for performance monitoring is “go big or go home.”

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