Kentik

San Francisco, CA, USA
2014
May 25, 2023   |  By Nina Bargisen
Live sports have moved to the internet and are now streaming instead of being broadcast. Traditional streaming protocols have a built-in delay that challenges the experience of a live game. Amazon Prime has found a solution by combining a new protocol with a very distributed CDN.
May 24, 2023   |  By Doug Madory
In this blog post, BGP experts Doug Madory of Kentik and Job Snijders of Fastly update their RPKI ROV analysis from last year while discussing its impact on internet routing security.
May 23, 2023   |  By Greg Villain
Peering evaluations are now so much easier. PeeringDB, the database of networks and the go-to location for interconnection data, is now integrated into Kentik and available to all Kentik customers at no additional cost.
May 17, 2023   |  By Phil Gervasi
We access most of the applications we use today over the internet, which means securing global routing matters to all of us. Surprisingly, the most common method is through trust relationships. MANRS, or the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security, is an initiative to secure internet routing through a community of network practitioners to facilitate open communication, accountability, and the sharing of information.
May 16, 2023   |  By Lauren Basile
Didn’t have time to watch our two recent webinars on the top trends network operators need to know about to be successful in 2023? We’ve got you covered. Let’s look at the biggest takeaways and break down some key concepts.
May 11, 2023   |  By Phil Gervasi
Analyzing multiple databases using multiple tools on multiple screens is error-prone, slow, and tedious at best. Yet, that’s exactly how many network operators perform analytics on the telemetry they collect from switches, routers, firewalls, and so on. A unified data repository unifies all of that data in a single database that can be organized, secured, queried, and analyzed better than when working with disparate tools.
May 9, 2023   |  By Stephen Condon
Predictability in network flows is the ability to consistently deliver traffic from one point to another, even in the face of disruptions. Yet, establishing predictability has its share of challenges. Learn all about resilience in networking and how it relates to redundancy.
Apr 25, 2023   |  By Phil Gervasi
What do network operators want most from all their hard work? The answer is a stable, reliable, performant network that delivers great application experiences to people. In daily network operations, that means deep, extensive, and reliable network observability. In other words, the answer is a data-driven approach to gathering and analyzing a large volume and variety of network telemetry so that engineers have the insight they need to keep things running smoothly.
Apr 20, 2023   |  By Nina Bargisen
This guide explores the benefits of embedded caching for ISPs and discusses deployment optimization strategies and future trends in CDN technology. Embedded CDNs help reduce network congestion, save costs, and improve user experiences. ISPs must carefully plan their deployment strategies by considering how each of the CDNs distributes content and directs end-users to the caches. They need to know both the CDNs and their network architecture in detail to build a successful solution.
Apr 19, 2023   |  By Phil Gervasi
A data-driven approach to cybersecurity provides the situational awareness to see what’s happening with our infrastructure, but this approach also requires people to interact with the data. That’s how we bring meaning to the data and make those decisions that, as yet, computers can’t make for us. In this post, Phil Gervasi unpacks what it means to have a data-driven approach to cybersecurity.
May 12, 2023   |  By Kentik
Enhancing Network Operators’ Business Decisions with OTT and CDN Analytics
May 11, 2023   |  By Kentik
Capacity and Kentik, in partnership with Orange International Carriers, discuss events affecting global connectivity, BGP monitoring, and reveal how Orange keeps an eye on its market share and competitive activity.
May 3, 2023   |  By Kentik
What does observability smell like? For ages, humans have relied on sight to observe network, cloud, container, and data center traffic. Kentik is proud to usher in the next step in the evolution of network observability. Welcome to the age of scent! Introducing Kentique, a new fragrance from the creators of Kentik. Whether managing network infrastructure in the server room or entertaining guests at an AWS re:Invent afterparty, you need to smell the part – an aromatic infusion of routers, clouds, clusters, and telemetry dancing in a symphony of observability.
Apr 24, 2023   |  By Kentik
Join Kentik and Arelion as we discuss events affecting global connectivity, trends in RPKI compliance, the importance of BGP monitoring, and reveal how Arelion keeps an eye on its market share and competitive activity. Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Kentik and Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Chief Evangelist at Arelion share what network teams can do right now to ensure a successful 2023.
Feb 16, 2023   |  By Kentik
Are you frustrated with the inability to see what’s happening in your network? Have you adopted a hybrid or multi-cloud architecture, and now your cloud costs are through the roof? Is it taking too long to troubleshoot issues and ensure an exceptional experience for your customers? FEAR NOT! HELP IS ON THE WAY.
Feb 6, 2023   |  By Kentik
In this short video overview, Kentik’s Phil Gervasi explains how the Kentik Data Explorer lets network engineers (including network systems, cloud security and SREs) ask any question about their networks and explore the tremendous amount and variety of network telemetry being collected. Phil talks about the various types of network telemetry you can explore, the many dimensions of that data that can be filtered and analyzed, and gives a quick tour of the Data Explorer interface.
Dec 16, 2022   |  By Kentik
You can't wait until an end user tells you an application is slow before you troubleshoot. Kentik Synthetics shows you exactly where the latency is, whether that's in a public cloud, your private network, and with your SaaS applications. By using Kentik synthetic tests, you can proactively monitor application performance and find out if there are problems before your end users do.
Dec 16, 2022   |  By Kentik
DDoS attacks often go completely unnoticed until they finally impact your end users' experience and by that time you're in crisis mode. Kentik identifies patterns in traffic in near real-time so that a brewing attack can be spotted and mitigated before it disrupts services and future attacks can be avoided as well.
Dec 16, 2022   |  By Kentik
What's going on in your public cloud doesn't need to be a mystery. Kentik provides deep insight into all the network activity happening inside public clouds like AWS, Azure and Google and including your hybrid, multi-cloud and container environments.
Nov 30, 2022   |  By Kentik
In this brief demo, Phil Gervasi explains how you can use Kentik Kube to monitor K8s network performance among your containers on-premises and in public cloud. With Kube, you can get granular visibility into container performance in terms of packet loss, packet size, protocol and application activity, TCP flags, and network latency.
May 6, 2022   |  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.
Mar 14, 2022   |  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.
Feb 14, 2022   |  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.
Feb 14, 2022   |  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.
Feb 1, 2022   |  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.
Feb 1, 2022   |  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!
Jan 1, 2022   |  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.
Jan 1, 2022   |  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.

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.