Garry Kasparov is a lot of things. But a modest person is not one of them. In the 1980s, at the height of his career, he claimed that there would never be a chess program capable of defeating him. And indeed, in 1989, he played two games against IBM's computer Deep Thought, both of which he won. In 1996, Kasparov defeated its successor Deep Blue in a match over six games with 4:2, but was the first chess world champion ever to lose a game under tournament conditions against a chess program. The following year, the time had come. Kasparov was defeated by Deep Blue in the rematch with 2.5:3.5. Deep Blue surprised the world with an instinctive, superior game that seemed creative in many ways. So Kasparov, being Kasparov, spread the rumor that IBM must have cheated. That was more than 20 years ago.
The reality of modern IT is that you probably operate with at least a part of your infrastructure running in a cloud somewhere. This leads to an awkward hybrid architecture that's not only complex to manage, but difficult to monitor. In this post we're going to take a look at a potential solution for monitoring environments using Azure as their cloud solution. You're going to need PRTG Network Monitor, and some custom PRTG sensors from AutoMonX.
We at Paessler always have IT pros at the forefront of what we do. We are always trying to give our customers the best things in PRTG Network Monitor but we thought, is there something more that we can give our customers outside of our software? One of the many answers to this question was the idea of offering a set of tools that IT Pros use on a daily basis. So the Paessler Toolbox was born!
It will be tight in the cities of Europe and North America. More and more people are moving into urban areas, and not just since yesterday. The administrations of the affected cities need more and more information to be able to work efficiently, people have to get used to ever-narrower living spaces, and environmental pollution can be added to all this. For some, what reminds us of concepts such as the Panopticon or 1984 is the only solution for combining population growth in urban regions with a high standard of living. In any case, it is both interesting and controversial.
Think PRTG is only good for monitoring networks? Think again! This article will show you how a Biological Scientist with an IT background and an IT Network Administrator built an inexpensive, yet powerful production monitoring system with PRTG and simple sensors connected to a Raspberry PI. Project code name: Assiduous Ants.
Do you use PRTG Network Monitor and need a feature that would make your daily work incredibly easier? Would you like to monitor a device or service, but you can't find a suitable sensor, nor is there an acceptable workaround in our PRTG Knowledge Base? Do you miss a feature in PRTG that would be great for many other PRTG users?
Valentine's Day is threateningly close around the corner; only a few days left, and a nervous breakdown is as certain as Elon Musk's next emotional outburst.
Hate being stuck in traffic? Ever thought about how network monitoring software can be used to ease that congestion? In this article, I will show you how to implement live traffic cameras into PRTG. So again, let’s get physical with PRTG.
Unless you're a sysadmin, you don't know the feeling of having to divide yourself during a critical system failure. In this case the following article is probably less interesting for you—maybe you want to read Patrick's Beginner's Guide to LoRa instead.
If you're an IT professional, chances are you've already taken steps towards making your home smart, or you've at least given it some thought. Maybe you have a smart power socket here and there, or maybe a temperature logger sending data to a home automation tool. Or maybe you have a full-blown automated solution. Whatever the status of your smart home, it's always interesting to get some inspiration from how others have done it. Which is why, for the latest episode of our Maker Monday YouTube show, we visited the (smart)home of one of our colleagues, Chris.
Last week you already got a look behind the scenes from us. In the article How We Use Lambda and Step Functions to Create PRTG Instances in AWS Greg explained the components that make up the infrastructure we require at Amazon, how the communication between the individual gateways works, and on which basis we provide the individual cloud formation stacks with the necessary speed.
You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate the upcoming Super Bowl; if you're a tech geek, then Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of Super Bowl LIII, provides enough digital technology to take your breath away. We take a look at the network infrastructure in NFL's newest stadium, and how it showcases what has become an important aspect of the game day experience for sports fans: network connectivity. You might be surprised at some of the figures...
The Internet of things is based on many interconnected devices, and although LPWAN is just one of several transmission technologies in the IoT field, it is becoming increasingly important. Naturally, IoT means more than just interconnected everyday objects like refrigerators. It particularly concerns extensive and major industrial projects (IIoT) as well, in the context of Smart City or Smart Agriculture. There is increasing demand for connecting simple devices such as sensors and actuators with as little energy consumption and the greatest coverage possible. And this type of connectivity is what is typically discussed when people speak of low-power wide-area networking or LPWAN. As such, LPWAN is designed to connect low-cost, low-power and low-bandwidth devices, but there are several technological differences under this umbrella term that we wish to present here.
This is the PRTG User Spotlight, where we give the podium to our users to show us what they've done with PRTG, or let them share their guidance and knowledge. In the spotlight with this post: LordMilko, a PRTG user who developed PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library for managing PRTG. PrtgAPI can be used to add even more flexibility to PRTG. To show you just some of the functionality that PrtgAPI provides, we decided to do a series of blog posts giving some examples of how you can use it. In this one: how to add multiple devices or groups programmatically to PRTG.
You probably know that we offer our PRTG Network Monitor software as a hosted solution in addition to the classic on-premises version. You don't need to install PRTG on your own hardware anymore. If you don't know about this: we call it PRTG Hosted by Paessler - click here to find out more.