Kentik Expands Cloud Analytics with Visibility into AWS
November 15, 2018
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Kentik announced the expansion of its platform to provide integrated agentless cloud visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With Kentik’s cloud analytics suite, enterprises and service providers gain control over cloud and hybrid environments, enabling greater performance, security, cloud cost-control, and ultimately, a better experience for customers.

Kentik’s added support for AWS Flow Logs help organizations maintain visibility across environments without the deployment of agents or cloud appliances.

“While cloud providers take away the huge overhead of building, maintaining, and upgrading physical infrastructure, network management doesn’t disappear after migrating to the cloud. In fact, a majority of organizations find that understanding the network behavior of their cloud-deployed applications is a critical part of ensuring their performance and security ー and directly ties to maintaining revenue and customer experience,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “Adding support for AWS Flow Logs into our platform is just one more way the Kentik team is working to provide pervasive visibility of network traffic regardless of which infrastructure an organization chooses to host its applications in.”

With the addition of AWS VPC Flow Logs to Kentik’s AWS monitoring, enterprise and service providers gain:

- A data-driven approach to cloud management ーNetwork operators and engineers can leverage AWS VPC Flow Logs in Kentik to see traffic flows between regions, understand service dependencies within or between cloud and on-premise infrastructure, and more clearly understand cloud infrastructure planning, growth, and cost management.

- Instant situational awareness and faster MTTR ーDevOps and SRE teams get automated insight into performance, cost, and security anomalies and can instantly filter, pivot, and drill-down into issues faster than ever to more quickly get to root cause and gather details needed to restore services to a healthy state.

- Faster incident response and forensic analysis ーSecurity engineering and operations teams gain pervasive instrumentation of potential threat activity to, from and within AWS environments.

- Cost analytics to tame bandwidth spend ーCloud providers charge a premium for outbound bandwidth to the Internet, inter-VPC, or across cloud direct connect links, often adding up to a significant fraction of cloud spend. With Kentik, teams can instantly be alerted to, investigate, and optimize new and growing spend for network data transfer.

- Business insights for executives ーCustomizable dashboards and an intuitive UI enables executives to get a big-picture understanding into areas such as user/customer experience KPIs and cloud infrastructure spend, budgets, and expectations.

News of Kentik’s cloud visibility expansion for AWS comes on the heels of the company’s announcement of support for Google Cloud Platform VPC Flow Logs, and is a component of Kentik’s multi-cloud analytics suite, which includes Flow Logs, virtual appliance, and host-based traffic monitoring from the major public clouds, seamlessly combined with visibility from enterprise and service provider private clouds and data center infrastructures.

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