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Kentik demystifies Kubernetes networking with Kentik Kube

Kentik Kube gives network, cloud, and infrastructure teams full visibility of network traffic and performance within the context of their Kubernetes deployments

SAN FRANCISCO — October 25, 2022 — Kentik announced today the availability of Kentik Kube beta, the industry’s first solution to reveal how K8s traffic routes through organizations’ data centers, cloud, and the internet.

Kentik Kube gives cloud and infrastructure engineers detailed network traffic and performance visibility both inside and among their Kubernetes clusters — so they can quickly detect and solve network problems, and surface traffic costs from pods to external services.

This allows them to:

  • Discover which services and pods are experiencing network delays
  • Ensure pod, node and namespace communication patterns adhere to policy
  • Know exactly who was talking to which pod, and when
  • Identify service misconfigurations without the need to capture packets
  • Identify all clients and requesters consuming your Kubernetes services

“Enterprise applications have ridiculously complex and hybrid infrastructures,” says Avi Freedman, Co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “As network and platform engineers run critical applications and infrastructure, Kentik Kube shows performance and connectivity within the context of their entire network and internet infrastructure.”

Network traffic analytics inside and among Kubernetes clusters
Kentik Kube provides east-west and north-south traffic analytics inside and among Kubernetes clusters.

Pods and services often experience network delays or errors that degrade the digital experience, and it’s difficult to identify them quickly. With the inherent complexity of microservices; network, cloud and infrastructure teams are left wondering if the network reality matches their design, who are the top requesters consuming Kubernetes services or which microservices are oversubscribed, and how the infrastructure is communicating both with itself and across the internet.

Kubernetes clusters running on AWS showing latency
Kubernetes cluster running on AWS, displaying latency at the front end of an online shopping site.

Kentik Kube relies on data generated from a lightweight eBPF agent installed on Kubernetes clusters. It sends data back to the Kentik SaaS platform, allowing teams to query, graph, and alert on their infrastructure. With this new data, coupled with Kentik’s advanced analytics engine, these teams can move faster, reduce MTTI and MTTR and answer critical questions about the health and performance of their network.

To see Kentik Kube in action, visit Kentik at KubeCon in Detroit from October 26–28 at booth #S82, or sign up for beta access at

Learn more by reading our blog: Kentik Kube extends network observability to Kubernetes deployments.

Kentik is the network observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the network front line, whether digital business, corporate IT or service provider. Network professionals turn to the Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run and fix any network, relying on our infinite granularity, AI-driven insights and fast search. Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host and container flow, internet routing, performance tests and network metrics. We show networking pros what they need to know about their network performance, health and security to make their business-critical services shine. Networks power the world’s most valuable companies, and those companies trust Kentik for network observability. Market leaders like IBM, Box and Zoom rely on Kentik for network observability. Visit us at and follow us at @kentikinc.

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