Kentik

San Francisco, CA, USA
2014
  |  By Leon Adato
NMS can do so much that one blog topic triggered an idea for another, and another, and here we are, six posts later and I haven’t explained how to install NMS yet. The time for that post has come.
  |  By Leon Adato
Leon takes a look at how to further modify SNMP metrics in Kentik NMS. Because sometimes, you want to modify data before displaying it in your network monitoring system. Ready? Let’s get mathy with it!
  |  By Doug Madory
In the latest collision between geopolitics and the physical Internet, three major submarine cables in the Red Sea were cut last month likely as a result of attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen on passing merchant vessels. In this post, we review the situation and delve into some of the observable impacts of the subsea cable cuts.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
AI has been on a decades-long journey to revolutionize technology by emulating human intelligence in computers. Recently, AI has extended its influence to areas of practical use with Natural Language Processing and Large Language Models. Today, LLMs enable a natural, simplified, and enhanced way for people to interact with data, the lifeblood of our modern world. In this extensive post, learn the history of LLMs, how they operate, and how they facilitate interaction with information.
  |  By Leon Adato
Kentik NMS has the ability to collect multiple SNMP objects (OIDs). Whether they are multiple unrelated OIDs, or multiple elements within a related table, Leon Adato walks you through the steps to get the data out of your devices and into your Kentik portal.
  |  By Leon Adato
Kentik NMS collects valuable network data and then transforms it into usable information — information you can use to drive action.
  |  By Leon Adato
Kentik NMS collects valuable network data and then transforms it into usable information — information you can use to drive action.
  |  By Leon Adato
Out of the gate, NMS collects an impressive array of metrics and telemetry. But there will always be bits that need to be added. This brings me to the topic of today’s blog post: How to configure NMS to collect a custom SNMP metric.
  |  By Justin Ryburn
While many wifi access points and SD-WAN controllers have a rich data set available via their APIs, most do not support exporting this data via SNMP or streaming telemetry. In this post, Justin Ryburn walks you through configuring Telegraf to feed API JSON data into Kentik NMS.
  |  By Phil Gervasi
Streaming telemetry is the future of network monitoring. Kentik NMS is a modern network observability solution that supports streaming telemetry as a primary monitoring mechanism, but it also works for engineers running SNMP on legacy devices they just can’t get rid of. This hybrid approach is necessary for network engineers managing networks in the real world, and it makes it easy to migrate from SNMP to a modern monitoring strategy built on streaming telemetry.
  |  By Kentik
Leon Adato highlights the latest additions to the Kentik network observability platform, including Kentik Journeys for iterative troubleshooting, PeeringDB integration for enhanced network insights, and the utility of Kentik's API for custom data interactions. Discover how these features enable deeper network analysis and streamline operational workflows.
  |  By Kentik
Discover how to harness API JSON data for Kentik NMS using Telegraf in this insightful video by Justin Ryburn. Learn to containerize with Docker Compose, configure Telegraf to collect and transform metrics, and seamlessly integrate them into Kentik's network monitoring system. A step-by-step guide for enhancing your NMS capabilities with API data.
  |  By Kentik
Join Kentik network gurus Chris O’Brien and Nina Bargisen to see what modern NMS looks like in 2024.
  |  By Kentik
Dive deeper into network monitoring with Leon Adato as he explores how to collect multiple SNMP objects in Kentik NMS. This continuation from custom SNMP object addition now tackles grouping-related metrics and variations for comprehensive network monitoring data collection.
  |  By Kentik
In this lively webinar, Corey Quinn from the Duckbill Group, alongside Kentik's Rosalind Whitley and Phil Gervasi, explore network automation, pondering the question, "Am I the only one not doing it?" They explore the current landscape of network automation, discussing tools, value, and the realness of Net DevOps. The trio also considers the future role of AI in networking, debating its potential beyond hype. This conversation sheds light on the cultural and technological factors influencing network automation's adoption and evolution.
  |  By Kentik
Kentik Principal Technical Evangelist Leon Adato rolls up his sleeves and gets to work with Kentik NMS - using it to identify the root cause of an application issue and then verifying the problem has been resolved. And then he takes you on a tour of Kentik's newest product release.
  |  By Kentik
Are you frustrated that your current network monitoring solution still doesn't support streaming telemetry? Kentik supports both SNMP and streaming, so you can monitor any device in your network with no visibility gaps. We make it simple for you to modernize your visibility strategy and take advantage of what streaming telemetry has to offer.
  |  By Kentik
Don't rely on a network monitoring platform designed twenty years ago for a networking landscape that just doesn't exist anymore. Kentik NMS was built to meet the needs of the way we do networking today. It's a solution built for the modern network and designed for modern network operations.
  |  By Kentik
Kenik NMS and AI are the big news this month! Join Leon Adato as he unveils the groundbreaking Kentik NMS (Network Monitoring System) and Kentik AI, designed to enhance network observability with advanced metrics and intelligent, natural language query capabilities. This episode introduces these powerful tools and shares insights into their significance in modern network monitoring. Discover how Kentik is redefining network management with these innovations, promising "phenomenal cosmic power" to IT professionals!
  |  By Kentik
Networking experts Chris O'Brien and Nina Bargisen join Capacity Media's Jack Allen to explore the evolving role of AI in network monitoring. They delve into historical applications of AI and machine learning in network observability, the integration of large language models for enhanced troubleshooting, and the significance of diverse data sources. The session includes a live demonstration of the AI-assisted query features of Kentik NMS (Network Monitoring System) and highlightings the advantages of streaming telemetry over SNMP. There's also an insightful Q&A session at the end.
  |  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.
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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.
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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.