Kentik - Network Observability
Solution Brief

Google Cloud VPC Flow Logs for Kentik

Suffering from cloud blindness?

The migration of applications from traditional data centers to cloud infrastructure is well underway. And it’s tempting to think that “the network” is just one of the many infrastructure management headaches that disappear after migrating to the cloud. However, most organizations find that understanding the network behavior of cloud-deployed applications is still a critical part of ensuring their availability and performance. But pervasive visibility of network traffic details hasn’t been available in the cloud.

See clearly with Kentik

Kentik Cloud collects VPC Flow Logs from Google Cloud and provides comprehensive network analytics so cloud ops teams can stop flying blind. VPC Flow Logs provide granular details of all network activity to, from, and between VMs within Google Cloud projects without requiring individual instrumentation of VMs or services. Streamed to Kentik’s observability platform in real-time, VPC Flow Logs provide powerful insight for teams across the organization. Kentik visualizes insights from cloud flow logs in interactive maps and customizable dashboards.


Executives gain multi-cloud observability built for hybrid infrastructure, which futureproofs teams against rising complexity, and helps decrypt costs to unlock cloud savings. Kentik’s network-level insight keeps investigations from devouring engineering cycles, so teams can do more in less time. Customizable dashboards give executives insight into user/customer experience KPI trends, and visualize the big picture of cloud infrastructure performance and budget.

Google Cloud cost attribution - optimize cloud network costs

NetOps and NetEng Teams

Network operators and engineers gain the ability to visualize traffic flows between regions, understand service dependencies in hybrid cloud environments, and utilize a data-driven approach to cloud infrastructure planning, growth, and cost management.

Google Cloud traffic flows between regions

SecOps Teams

Security engineering and operations teams gain pervasive instrumentation of potential threat activity to, from, and within Google Cloud projects for faster incident response and more granular forensic analysis.

DevOps and SRE Teams

Fast filtering, pivots, and drill-downs provide instant situational awareness, so DevOps and SRE (site reliability engineering) teams can quickly get to root cause and gather the details they need to restore services to a healthy state.

Test application performance in Google Cloud
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