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Kentik Expands into Europe to Address Growing Demand for Modern Network Analytics

Kentik marked its expansion into Europe. The company's new European-hosted SaaS option, located in the state-of-the-art Equinix Frankfurt IBX Center in Germany, is generally available. This builds on Kentik's existing U.S.-based SaaS presence to better address the specific needs of European enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs). Kentik's proven platform now monitors over 400 Tbps of network activity across 200+ customers globally and processes over 1 trillion flow records daily.

"As networks and applications grow and become increasingly complex, the operations groups behind them must have real-time visibility into both their classic and cloud-native networks to make decisions on routing, capacity, performance, and security that drive stronger customer experiences and business results," said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. "We're investing in Europe to fulfill strong demand from enterprises and CSPs across the region."

"We are very excited for Kentik's expansion, as it will allow us to further increase our adoption of their industry-leading network analytics platform," said Jens Osterloh, global network architect at G-Core Labs S.A., a Luxembourg-based global IT solutions provider and Kentik customer. "Kentik provides us with comprehensive traffic anomaly detection and is a core aspect of our DDoS defense strategy. The new location will further reduce latency for us and help in meeting data privacy and compliance requirements."

Now enterprises and CSPs in Europe, including Kentik's existing customers, can store data locally. Benefits of Kentik's European-hosted SaaS option also include:

  • Internet Insight for Digital Enterprise
    • Peering & Interconnection
    • Internet Performance
    • Network Forensics
    • DDoS Defense
  • Application Insight for Cloud-Native and Hybrid Networks
    • Traffic Cost Management
    • Service Dependency Mapping
    • Traffic Policy Validation
  • Business Insight for Service Providers
    • Subscriber Intelligence
    • Sales & Revenue Intelligence
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Capacity Planning
  • Local Data Residency
    • Kentik's Frankfurt, Germany facility now meets the requirements of customers who wish to store their data locally within Europe.

"Believing that the price of network visibility is far less than the cost of staying in the dark, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to gain value out their network data," said Nissreen Askar, co-partner of Diverse GmbH, a European-based Kentik channel partner. "Network analytics from Kentik make this goal a low-hanging fruit and also enable companies to gain insightful business value from their data. As a Kentik partner and selling arm in the German market, we at Diverse GmbH are happy to be part of this unfolding data revolution together with Kentik. Kentik's expansion into the European market opens the door wide open for this partnership to render value to European companies."

As part of the company's European expansion, Kentik continues to grow its channel program in the region. Kentik also has a growing team in the region and is hiring Sales and Engineering positions across Europe.

"Kentik has been a Marketplace partner since the company's early days, and we continue to be impressed by their modern network analytics solution that's now serving some of the largest service providers across Europe," said Franck Simon, president of France-IX, a leading Internet exchange in Europe and Kentik technology alliance partner. "With Kentik's expansion into the region, we're looking forward to watching them achieve new successes in helping European companies address network visibility and optimization."
Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:04 AM by David Marshall
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