Kentik

San Francisco, CA, USA
2014
  |  By Leon Adato
Are you considering the switch from network engineer to cloud engineer? This post won’t teach you everything needed to become a cloud expert, but hopefully, it will create a level of comfort and familiarity such that you can start your journey to the cloud from here.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
Migrating to public clouds initially promised cost savings, but effective management now requires a strategic approach to monitoring traffic. Kentik provides comprehensive visibility across multi-cloud environments, enabling detailed traffic analysis and custom billing reports to optimize cloud spending and make informed decisions.
  |  By Doug Madory
The FCC recently published a proposal to require nine major US internet service providers to deploy RPKI Route Origin Validation (ROV). In this post, we’ll look at the proposal and where the nine service providers currently stand with respect to ROV.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
Dubbed “The man who can see the internet” by the Washington Post, Doug Madory has made significant contributions to the field of internet measurement. In this post, we explore how internet measurement works and what secrets it can uncover.
  |  By Leon Adato
Testing NetFlow used to require time, expertise, and lab equipment. Using Kentik and the new Kappa agent, it can be done in minutes with nothing more than a spare Linux machine.
  |  By Leon Adato
The network is the metaphorical plumbing through which all your precious non-metaphorical observability and monitoring data flows. It holds secrets you’ll never find anywhere else. And it’s more important today than ever before.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
Multi-cloud visibility is a challenge for most IT teams. It requires diverse telemetry and robust network observability to see your application traffic over networks you own, and networks you don’t. Kentik unifies telemetry from multiple cloud providers and the public internet into one place to give IT teams the ability to monitor and troubleshoot application performance across AWS, Azure, Google, and Oracle clouds, along with the public internet, for real-time and historical data analysis.
  |  By Josh Mayfield
The 2024 EMA Network Megatrends surveyed hundreds of IT professionals about their approach to managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting their networks. In this post, we examine the report’s findings to learn the business and technology trends shaping network operations strategy.
  |  By Doug Madory
In RPKI, determining when exactly a ROA expires is not a simple question. In this post, BGP experts Doug Madory and Fastly’s Job Snijders discuss the difference between the expiration dates embedded inside ROAs and the much shorter effective expiration dates used by validators. Furthermore, we analyze how the behavior effective expiration dates change over time due to implementation differences in the chain of certificate authorities.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
Hybrid cloud environments, combining on-premises resources and public cloud, are essential for competitive, agile, and scalable modern networks. However, they bring the challenge of observability, requiring a comprehensive monitoring solution to understand network traffic across different platforms. Kentik provides a unified platform that offers end-to-end visibility, crucial for maintaining high-performing and reliable hybrid cloud infrastructures.
  |  By Kentik
Welcome to another exciting episode of Kentik Close-Up! In this episode, "Network Monitoring Systems and Kentik NMS," Leon Adato is joined by product experts Rosalind Whitley and Kendra Crossman to dive into the essentials of Network Monitoring Systems (NMS). Learn why network monitoring systems are crucial, what makes Kentik’s solution unique, and how it can revolutionize your approach to network monitoring. We also explore real-time demonstrations of Kentik NMS in action, showcasing its capabilities in handling streaming telemetry, metrics, and more.
  |  By Kentik
Host Leon Adato and networking experts Chris O'Brien, Rosalind Whitley, Doug Madori, and Charlcye Mitchell from Kentik discuss the latest trends and tools for network monitoring, management, and observability. Learn about the current challenges faced by network teams, the evolving landscape of multicloud environments, and the impact of AI and synthetic network traffic on network performance. Discover actionable strategies to enhance your network management efforts and stay ahead in 2024.
  |  By Kentik
Join Kentik's Greg Villain and Steve Meuse and discover how network observability empowers network operators to face the challenges of an ever-changing economy and focus on cost, performance, and reliability. Learn about network observability tools and methods, simplifying complex hybrid network data, the infrastructure decision framework, and how AI is powering the future of network monitoring.
  |  By Kentik
Leon Adato takes us through the latest updates and features at Kentik. Learn about improvements to Kentik's search bar, explore the highlights of the recent Network Management Megatrends report, and get an introduction to our new video series, "Kentik Close-up." We also explore the Kentik API and how to use it with tools like Telegraf. Stay informed, and find out how Kentik continues to enhance network observability. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell to stay updated with all things Kentik!
  |  By Kentik
In "What is Network Monitoring?" Kentik Technical Evangelist Leon Adato breaks down the essentials of network monitoring and observability. Learn the fundamental concepts behind network monitoring, including network monitoring metrics, synthetic transactions, and NetFlow analysis. Discover how these tools and techniques help turn data into actionable insights, ensuring your network runs smoothly. Whether you're new to network monitoring or looking to refine your understanding, this video provides a clear and concise overview.
  |  By Kentik
In this step-by-step tutorial, Kentik's Leon Adato demonstrates the easiest way to set up and explore NetFlow monitoring using the Kentik network observability platform.
  |  By Kentik
Hosted by Phil Gervasi, this LinkedIn Live session explores the importance of understanding global Internet connectivity, the tools and methodologies used for measurement, and the real-world implications of these insights. In this in-depth discussion with Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Kentik, we explore the fascinating world of Internet measurement.
  |  By Kentik
Join Dave Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of ITOps Times, as he hosts an enlightening discussion with Kentik's Leon Adato and Charlcye Mitchell on the convergence of AI and network monitoring. This webinar explores both the potential and limitations of AI in networking, providing a deep dive into how AI can add value and where it might be overhyped.
  |  By Kentik
Welcome to the second episode of Kentik Close-Up, where we explore the latest Kentik features, products, and capabilities. In this episode, Leon Adato is joined by Chris O'Brien, Product Manager, and Steve Meuse, Solutions Architect, to discuss the challenges and improvements in providing support for network monitoring systems like Kentik NMS. Learn about the innovative approaches Kentik has taken to enhance support experiences, including proactive monitoring, automation, and real-time data visibility.
  |  By Kentik
In this video, we demonstrate how Kentik provides comprehensive network observability for hybrid cloud environments, encompassing both on-premises and public cloud resources. We start with the Kentik map, showcasing active on-prem sites and cloud environments, then dive into specific examples of how to view and analyze traffic and connectivity. The demo covers how Kentik collects network telemetry from various sources, including AWS VPC flow logs, Azure NSG flow logs, and SNMP, to provide detailed insights into network performance.
  |  By Kentik
Your outdated network monitoring tools don't cut it. You already know that. But what can you do for your corporate network to keep pace? This ebook covers ten aspects of how network observability can: Network observability is the way to modernize. This ebook explains how.
  |  By Kentik
Written by one of the foremost experts in networking, it explores the challenges of running a healthy, secure, high-performance network in a time when the "network" isn't any one thing and it certainly isn't in our control.
  |  By Kentik
It's easy to get caught flat-footed on things like collecting logs and metrics at cloud-scale, making sense of cloud network performance and health using old-school data like port numbers and IP addresses, and automating processes like troubleshooting and remediation when you don't own the underlying infrastructure.
  |  By Kentik
Top 3 gotchas in AWS, and how network observability helps you avoid them As you transition apps and services to the cloud, whether fully public or hybrid, the networking component quickly gets complicated. Your team not only has to manage on-premises networking, but also cloud networks now - which requires a different approach to handle things like VPCs and connectivity back to on-prem environments and other clouds. Poor performance and high costs can quickly hinder cloud projects from being successful.
  |  By Kentik
Organizations are adopting cloud in a big way. Some went whole hog right away, but most took a hybrid approach for security, compliance, or just to move more cautiously. No matter the reason, hybrid clouds can leave network pros a little, well, foggy. No longer can you see, fix, and run your network across your data center, private clouds, public clouds, and SaaS. Ai ai ai! Never fear! Read this short white paper on how to achieve network observability nirvana in your hybrid cloud.
  |  By Kentik
A guide to assuring performance and availability of critical services across public and hybrid clouds and the internet You're responsible for monitoring the performance and availability of critical cloud services. If your users start complaining about slow response times, it's tough to get started when you can't even see where the problem is. This is where synthetic testing comes in - to help you find problems before they affect your users. This means fewer complaints and happier customers!
  |  By Kentik
For the past several decades, networks have increasingly become a critical part of business operations. The global pandemic only intensified the importance of networking, with more companies and individuals taking their worlds almost entirely online. This shift also put the spotlight on the need for 24/7, always-on network connectivity.
  |  By Kentik
Useful tips to better plan, monitor, and troubleshoot your public cloud networking Cloud networking across a myriad of applications, clouds, and data centers can get complex. And with the rapid pace of transition to the cloud, you'll need to prepare for new concepts like VPCs, cloud interconnects, and multiple availability zones and regions. Kentik has put together a list of the top five cloud networking deployment mistakes to avoid so you can take full advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud.

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 insanely fast search.

Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host, and container flow, internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics. We show network 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.

Only with Kentik:

  • See All Networks: See network data from the data center, edge, cloud, and internet. Wherever your traffic goes, we’ll suss it out.
  • Collect All Telemetry: Gather network, cloud, host, and container flow, internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics.
  • Query with Context: Enrich network data with information about infrastructure, apps, users, customers, geo, policies, routing, and more.
  • Get Insights: Get AI-driven insights. Seeing degrading performance, possible attacks, or traffic changes early can really save you.
  • Ask Anything: Ask any question, any which-a-way. Query, filter, drill, zoom, whatever. We’ll get you the answer, wicked fast.
  • Take Action: Make Kentik your go-to before you take action, whether to plan, run, or fix your network.

Network traffic, routing, synthetic testing, and cloud. Now that’s smart.