Kentik Market Intelligence Update
Following multiple requests from our Kentik Market Intelligence users, we have just added additional Network Level metrics and visualizations that will help our users more precisely gauge the size of the Network (Autonomous System) they are investigating.
Read on for more details!
More Customer / Provider analytics history
First, we are now showing a history of provider and customer counts by month over the past 12 months. For instance, it can come in handy to notice a decrease in the number of providers for a given network, as it may create an opportunity for you to insert yourself as a new provider.
Noticing a sudden increase in the number of customers in a given region will also show KMI users the prospecting efforts of the network they are looking at are bearing fruits in a specific region.
Even more interesting, the charts displayed on this page are all governed by the top-level filter on the page, meaning that Customer Count by month can be narrowed down to any specific market you'd like to dive into.
IP / Prefix metrics additions
Another addition revolves around quantifying the size of any network's transit customer cone. The simplest metrics used in this case are often the density of the IP Address Space transited (for a Transit Provider) or Originated (for a Retail Network). These are now displayed (put in perspective with those of your own configured network) as depicted in the screenshot below:
Beyond the plain count of IPs, we are also showing a histogram of both Originated and Transited prefixes by prefix length, which can be a good indication of the size of the currently viewed Networks' customers. Again, these are also governed by the top-level filters on the screen.
Lastly, as most of you noticed on the landing screen, we have always kept a 12-month rolling history of rankings for all the ASNs in our dataset. Although we have only been displaying it for the "Ranking over time" top panel on our landing page, we've always had this data in store.
We are now offering it in the "Rankings" tab of any ASN's Network Detail page, as you can see below – again, this data and the rankings are governed by the top-level filters, which can be set on each screen. This means you can instantly assess how well any given network has been doing over the past 12 months in any market of your choice!