Kentik (formerly known as CloudHelix) has emerged from stealth mode with a new cloud-based network visibility and analytics platform that uses big data techniques to process billions of data records per day for real-time visibility.
Kentik offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that consumes network data from remote sites—including flow records (NetFlow, IPFIX, etc.) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) data. Processing this data at terabit rates, thanks to a clustered, scale-out analytics architecture, Kentik offers customers multiple options for accessing its analytics. A network operator can simply access Kentik’s portal or integrate the provider’s network analytics into their own management tools using Kentik’s REST APIs or SQL-standard querying options. Kentik also offers an on-premises version of its platform for network operators whose policies require network analysis to be conducted in-house.