Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) is a technology that allows multiple routing table instances to co-exist within the same router at the same time. VRF increases network security and improves deployment efficiency because network paths can now be segmented without requiring multiple routers.
VRF is widely deployed across service provider and enterprise networks, for example:
VRF-based services deliver significant revenue streams. VRF visibility is critical:
Kentik provides comprehensive visibility into traffic using VRFs for insights not only for service providers or enterprises that deploy VRFs themselves, but also for end service-consumers who buy the VRF-based services from service providers. Kentik enables multiple VRF-related use cases in order to optimize network assets and availability:
Kentik has introduced VRF visibility in the form of the following new capabilities:
With Kentik’s VRF visibility, network teams can gain a comprehensive understanding of the status of their VRF-based services, resolve issues faster and easily answer questions about how traffic maps to VRFs for capacity planning and customer reporting purposes.