Kentik ROI

reviewer1202292
Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
I can't give you numbers. It's something which is very hard to quantify. I have no idea what the investment is, and how do you calculate the return. Is the return that a salesperson closed a deal that they wouldn't have before? I'm sure somebody could, but beyond "good," I wouldn't know what to tell you about ROI. View full review »
reviewer1194984
Director, Backbone Engineering at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
We are working in one country where transit is very expensive and Kentik has allowed us to identify those peers we're sending traffic to so that we can then get onto the exchanges in that country and significantly reduce the cost of our transit in that country. If you're talking about Japan, it tends to have higher transit costs. We brought up our exchanges and then we targeted a lot of peers so that we're not spending, five bucks a meg or so to send traffic to those peers. I don't have a final cost analysis yet, but I can tell you that the IX is much cheaper than the transit is. And our customers are getting much better latency. Our latency numbers have decreased by about ten percent because we're peering directly with the customer at an exchange. That's one place I can say the ROI is great. We did the same thing with any of our transit providers as targets. If we can privately peer with someone somewhere, rather than have them go over transit, we target those peers and pull them off of the transit. Anytime we can do that, it's much cheaper. View full review »
PeterCarlsten
Interconnection Manager at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen a return on our investment. We need to have a tool like this and I could just imagine, if we were to look at the engineering team's hours that would need to be spent on writing something — if we wanted to do it ourselves in-house — that the return on investment is from not having to deal with that and maintain that system. And, of course, if we can spot errors fairly quickly... because if you mess up big, it costs a lot of money and fast. It's pretty good to be able to see those kinds of things in almost in real-time. It's been good for us. We would probably have to spend a couple of hours per week to maintain an in-house tool. It really depends on how big or how complex the solution we would have built would be. But to be on par with Kentik, that would have been a pretty huge task for us to do and maintain. View full review »
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AdamDavenport
Director, Interconnection Strategy at GTT
It's hard to quantify ROI. How do you put the numbers around our use? Anecdotally, we definitely feel we're getting value from it. We are a fiscally conservative organization, and when we've renewed with Kentik it's never even been a question. It's, "Yes, we're renewing." View full review »
reviewer1250580
Director - Site Reliability Engineering at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm sure we have data available to show ROI but I don't have it available. Where Kentik is bringing us the most value is in the security realm, in terms of attack prevention, but ROI on that is hard to measure. View full review »
reviewer1195920
Manager, Automation Tools at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, we have seen ROI by going with Kentik through the time savings I already spoke about, with the ability to automate. But there is also ROI just straight up on the cost. It's considerably cheaper, and from what we've found, the data is just as rich. It's a very meaty data point in some of our planning for the future. View full review »
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