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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!
Paessler talked to Robbie Mitchell from Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), to get an update on IPv6 deployment and where PRTG Network Monitor users can go to for more information. Read the following article to find out what the expert has to say about IPv6:
In the beginning of February, the announcement that scientists had discovered gravitational waves astonished not only the science community, but baffled people all over the world. The discovery of what Einstein had predicted in his general theory of relativity, 100 years ago, will help scientists to actually see the big bang-and find out what happened during this initial single event.
Since the early days of networking, security has been one of the top subjects in the IT and network world and today it's more important than ever. Last year 58% of all administrators being asked by us mentioned IT security as one of their core tasks and said it's an ongoing challenge. Indeed, security includes much more than just a virus scanner or a firewall: BYOD and IoT bring new risks, small mistakes made can endanger data, and physical threats like fire or water also must be taken into account when developing a security concept.
After winning the Network Computing Award for "Bench Tested Product of the Year" in 2015 and for "Network Management Product of the Year" as well as "Product of the Year" in 2014, we were really excited when we heard about our nominations for 2016. This time around we were nominated in no less than four categories:
The NCAA Tournament is once again captivating audiences of American sports fans - including those who are at work. While March Madness continues to attract massive television audiences each year, they have increasingly sophisticated live streaming and mobile viewing options which are bringing in even more viewers - including office workers that don't have access to a television. Last year, 80.7 million live streams and 17.8 hours of live video were consumed during the tournament, a 17 percent increase over 2014. And when fans weren't watching, they were sharing clips and talking about the games on social media. The tournament posted a record 350 million total social impressions on Facebook and Twitter, a 45 percent increase over 2014.
Docker Containers are the new hot thing in terms of virtualization! First published in 2013 they have become popular extremely fast?meanwhile even Windows Server 2016 offers Docker Container integration. Not only do DevOps love Docker Containers as an easy to use and, first and foremost, quickly implementable virtualization method but network administrators also like to use them to efficiently roll out and reliably manage applications.
Monitoring via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your IT infrastructure. PRTG Network Monitor uses this common, robust and well-established protocol to gather various information you need to know about your network devices. Just have a look at the various SNMP sensors PRTG offers from the get-go. However, sometimes you might want PRTG to show certain values that are not included in PRTG's standard libraries. Well, in this case, you can now use the SNMP Custom Advanced sensor: It monitors numerical values returned by one or more specific OIDs (Object Identifiers) using SNMP.