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Communication is one of the most important things for every company. You need to be in close contact with your customers and suppliers, and colleagues also must be able to communicate with each other.
"Some applications on my computer are unacceptably slow!" Have you ever heard this from your colleagues? Maybe one of the first issues you think about as a system administrator is a bandwidth bottleneck, because limited performance of applications on the network may indicate a lack of available bandwidth. This results in delayed data packets being delivered to their destination and can lead to slow and unresponsive applications in your network. It can be pretty annoying when you're trying to do a great job and your system is hardly reacting!
When you are running your business based on a single software product, decisions about software development are as integral to your success as business decisions?in fact, they are directly related to your business. This is why the second part of this blog series about the inseparable connection between growth and agility focuses on the top 6 software development decisions we have taken in the last 15 years. These are the decisions that, in retrospect, we consider important?most of them didn't feel so important at the time:
Your business relies heavily on the Internet, and increasingly on cloud-based services in the Internet. And while you rely on PRTG Network Monitor as a great tool for discovering issues in your internal IT infrastructure, we want to make sure you're also aware of what PRTG offers for detecting issues in the public Internet. Because we understand how frustrating it is when you can't connect to an important server for, like, an entire weekend.
We use MapQuest as the default map service provider for geographical maps in PRTG. However, on Monday, July 11, MapQuest discontinued direct tile access to MapQuest legacy maps. If you're using the default map service provider settings in PRTG, your Geo Maps will probably look something like this:
System Information gives you additional information about your devices which you can't get from standard monitoring alone. Together with all of PRTG's other monitoring features you now gain profound knowledge about your IT infrastructure from a single source?your PRTG Network Monitor.
You may have already heard about our recent office move, back in April. Since then two months have passed - two months of unpacking, rearranging and getting familiar with the new Paessler headquarters. Now that we're well settled into our brand new office, it was time for a housewarming party to remember. Having moved 5 times in 15 years simply because we needed more space also means we've become housewarming party experts! Plus: We love fine food and drink - the perfect prerequisites for hosting a memorable party, right?
I have been founder and CEO of this company for almost 20 years. It started as a one person part-time shareware business, and today we are 160 people with 10 offices around the globe, serving 150,000 users every day. With this blog article series, I want to share with you some of the better business and software development decisions we have made in the past 15 years. I could tell you that everything went exactly as planned, but really it was an iterative process. We just did everything we could to grow the business?and then it did...
For those who follow us on?Social Media?or have visited our?Career?page, it may come as no surprise: we at Paessler love food. And since we moved into our new?headquarters, we've got a new way to enjoy even more food: Food Trucks! It seemed only appropriate to combine this passion with PRTG. And so, we proudly present: The Food Trucks Sensor. Simply said: It shows if and when there are any Food Trucks near your building (sorry, it only works in Germany at the moment).?
Would you like to know how IoT or Hybrid Cloud are going to influence your daily work and how to prepare yourself? Would you like to know what other administrators' pain points are? Or are you just looking for some final arguments to convince your boss that you really need PRTG? Then have a look at this white paper?it might be interesting for you:
Data storage is an important aspect of every business. In our data-driven world, a sound storage concept along with a backup and disaster recovery plan is essential. How do you monitor these critical parts of your IT infrastructure? If you rely on Dell EqualLogic SAN (Storage Area Network) arrays for storage, you're in for a treat: PRTG Network Monitor 16.2.24 comes with three new sensor types for EqualLogic monitoring. Whether you want to know what's going on with your logical disks, your physical discs, or the health of your storage array members?you now can easily gather the desired information with three brand-new dedicated sensor types.
You use PRTG Network Monitor to know everything that's going on in your network? Using the PRTG Map Designer you also create individual dashboards to visualize certain aspects of your IT infrastructure? Now you can even automatically generate layer 2 maps that show the physical connections between the devices on your network. How? UVnetworks has expanded their network mapping solution UVexplorer to easily integrate with PRTG via the PRTG API. This allows you to benefit from their automated map layout functionality directly in your PRTG installation.
Annual increases in sales of 30 to 40% and similar growth in workforce must have consequences. Once again, Paessler requires additional office space and for the 5th time in 15 years moves to a new headquarter. This is the painful side of success.
PRTG Included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)
Gartner as the world's leading information technology research and advisory company has acknowledged PRTG Network Monitor in the Magic Quadrant? for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics 2016. We believe we are on the right track due to our focus on the monitoring of small and medium sized networks.
Great news for admins in hospitals or medical facilities! Paessler has developed new sensors for monitoring medical equipment that communicates via the protocols HL7 and DICOM. PRTG can now monitor your medical IT infrastructure even more closely, accurately and timely!
Thank you for using the PRTG Network Monitor
You are using the Freeware version of PRTG Network Monitor so you can already cover all aspects of state-of-the-art network monitoring: . This enables you to monitor uptime , traffic and bandwidth usage with only one tool. You can also create comprehensive reports with the integrated reporting and analysis features. This makes PRTG one clear and simple monitoring solution for your entire network.
The software runs 24/7 to monitor your network. All you need is a computer with a Windows operating system. PRTG includes everything that you need in one installater so you can start monitoring your network right away. The Software records bandwidth and network usage and stores the data in an integrated high-performance database. Add all the network devices which you want to monitor via an easy-to-use web-based user interface and configure sensors that retrieve the desired data. You can create usage reports and provide colleagues and customers access to data graphs and tables.
PRTG supports all common protocols to get network data: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Packet Sniffing, Cisco NetFlow as well as other vendor specific flow protocols, SSH, SOAP, and many other network protocols.
PRTG Network Monitor provides about 200 sensor types so you can start monitoring your standard systems directly after installation. These include monitoring Ping times, HTTP pages, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP mail servers, FTP servers, Linux systems, and many other hardware components and network services. You can easily monitor the performance of your network permanently to recognize imminent outages before they occur. In the case of an error, you will receive emails, SMS, or push messages immediately. PRTG constantly records performance data and downtimes in the database so you can compile reports about performance, downtimes, and SLAs at any time.