New Kentik (V4) Interface
At Kentik, we believe that the future is insights and automation to empower humans—not replace them.
Kentik V4 focuses on proactive insights—both system-driven and custom user-defined, as well as interactive insights driven by humans. The new Quick Views offer convenient, built-in interactive visualizations for fast access to the most-used views. Custom Views & Data Explorer allow users to answer more sophisticated, interactive questions about the network—instantly—and at the full resolution as the data is collected.
V4 also makes managing networks significantly easier by adding use-case-specific workflows. This dramatically improves the learning curve for onboarding new networks, devices, and capabilities. We’ve reduced the time from signup to get real, useful insights from Kentik.
This new interface is much more than a new look with an overhauled UI, but also a transformation in how Kentik provides proactive advice and advanced troubleshooting capabilities. This change represents the beginning of Kentik’s transformation from a network monitoring product to an AIOps platform, turning your data into actionable insights.
Kentik V4 Highlights
Kentik V4 is built around a brand new AIOps Engine, that was designed to surface relevant, actionable and interesting events around your network traffic, health, security, and applications. This system empowers operators to efficiently identify, troubleshoot and resolve real issues on their networks- fast.
With V4, we took note of our customers’ feedback to design and build workflows that make time-consuming and repetitive tasks easy. We are kicking this effort off with the launch of two new modules:
- The Connectivity Costs module helps network operators keep track of their current and historical bandwidth costs- helping network operators gain visibility into their costliest applications, sites, and customers.
- We’ve also released our new Traffic Engineering module, which makes easy work of finding complex traffic groups when performing traffic engineering tasks.
We’ve also developed an innovative way for users to interact with their network data. V4’s new Quick Views module was designed from the ground up to present users with their infrastructure data elegantly and intuitively. While the beloved Data Explorer lives on for those that wish to limitlessly spelunk into flows, our new Quick Views module promises to deliver the same precision and flexibility you’ve come to expect from us, but without requiring expert-level knowledge of the Data Explorer.
Kentik V4 UI Design Overview
Your new Kentik landing page is shown in the screenshot below. There are 3 panels (left, middle, right) that serve different purposes:
- The Sidebar Navigation on the left is a menu to navigate around the portal.
- The Main Panel is a content display, with content related to the which menu item you click on.
- The Insights Sidebar on the right is one of the highlights of Kentik V4. It automatically notifies users of interesting or anomalous network conditions or traffic behaviors based on the patterns surfaced by our new Insights Engine.
Here are a few quick peeks to the New Kentik UI. Note that all aspects of the UI shown here are subject to change as the product evolves.
V4 Menu Walkthrough:
V4 Connectivity Costs Module:
V4 Network Map Module:
Conclusion and What’s Next
Kentik V4 is designed to guide users to discover hidden conditions in the network that would be very difficult for operators to find within with a huge volume of diverse network data streams—across both traditional and cloud infrastructure . With the Kentik V4 AIOps platform, customers can accelerate the network team’s efficiency, automate issue resolution, and create new business capabilities using these instant insights.
Kentik’s AIOps platform is available for early access to existing customers and will be GA in later 2019 with more comprehensive support for more use cases and functions, such as Capacity Planning, Container Networking Visibility, Subscriber intelligence, MyKentik Portal and much more.
For more information, please see the Knowledge Base V4 or contact our Customer Success team to get access to the preview.