2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Kentik?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Kentik?

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MP
Director - Site Reliability Engineering at GoDaddy.com
Vendor
2019-12-15T05:59:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

One of the valuable features is the intuitive nature of building out reports, and then triggering actions based on specific metrics from those reports. It has a really good UI and the ability to surface data through the reporting functions is pretty good. That's helped a lot in the security space.

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AdamDavenport - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Interconnection Strategy at GTT
Real User
2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
Dec 12, 2019

The most valuable features have been anything around traffic engineering: being able to determine the source or destination of a surge of traffic, whether it's DDoS-related, or a customer just happened to have a sudden uptick in traffic. Being able to tell where that's coming from or where it's going to enables us to do things based on that.

PeterCarlsten - PeerSpot reviewer
Interconnection Manager at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
Dec 12, 2019

We're pretty happy with the API functionality. It's web, and it's very simple to set up queries. It has served us well and you don't need to be an expert on the API or the product to set these things up.

JoshNoll - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Network Manager at Netskope
Real User
2019-11-26T05:44:00Z
Nov 26, 2019

The most valuable feature is being able to pull traffic patterns; to and from destinations. We're able to understand where our traffic is going, our top talkers from an AS set, as well as where our traffic's coming from.

AW
Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-06T16:39:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

I am able to do a lot of work on the visualization end to create different visualizations and different ways to get information out of it.

AH
Manager, Automation Tools at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

Having the API access allows us to do a great deal of automation around a lot of our reporting and management tools.

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JM
Director, Backbone Engineering at Salesforce
Real User
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Sep 25, 2019

I really love the Data Explorer. I use it all the time to go in and craft exactly what I need to see. I'm able to then take that story and explain it to the executives. I've done that a couple of times and it is helpful.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 15, 2019
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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JM
Director, Backbone Engineering at Salesforce
Sep 25, 2019
The primary need is to really understand where our traffic is going, not just the transit ASNs — we know that — but where else is it going? How much traffic are we sending to those other ASNs? Of course, DDoS is also another use case for us. We have identified DDoS. And we're also using alerting now to help us understand when service owners are perhaps utilizing more than they should.
AH
Manager, Automation Tools at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 26, 2019
We're using Kentik for flow data, so we can do things like peering management and interconnection research, as well as capacity management. We also use it fairly heavily in our tech cost-reporting so we can see things such as how many dollars per gigabyte and how much we're using. The deployment model is cloud, which Kentik provides.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 12, 2019
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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JM
Director, Backbone Engineering at Salesforce
Sep 25, 2019
I believe pricing is by device, the number of devices with BGP sessions, and then by the amount of flow you expect from that device, if I remember correctly. We did ours on a yearly basis. That was easier for us. I think they will happily do multi-year if you want.
AH
Manager, Automation Tools at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 26, 2019
We have an annual contract with Kentik that we renew each year for a set number of licenses. We also have some burstable licenses which we can spin up and spin down, and those are paid as they are used. We have 20 of those licenses but we don't get charged for them unless we use them.
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