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How Paessler PRTG transforms VID University

With over 6,000 combined employees and students across multiple locations, VID’s small team of network engineers faced several challenges. Firstly, the team operated reactively to user-raised complaints without the necessary tools to provide proactive network maintenance. This meant the team was always on the back foot, unaware of issues until users raised complaints. This inevitably led to frustration – both for users but also for IT who felt they were always playing catch-up.

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 4/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part four of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

How LUMC monitors all its IT systems with Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is the teaching hospital associated with Leiden University/Netherlands. The hospital is a partnership between Leiden University Hospital (AZL) and the Faculty of Medicine at Leiden University.

PRTG & Lansweeper - Taking the 'un' out of 'unknown'

As former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once (in)famously said: “…there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” Donald Rumsfeld While the phrasing of the statement drew much comment and no little ridicule, what he was saying was basically true. One of the key concepts in risk management is the idea that there are risks that we are aware of and understand (known knowns), there are those that we are aware of, but don’t understand (known unknowns), those that we understand, but are not aware of (unknown knowns); and those that we are neither aware of, nor understand (unknown unknowns).

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 3/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part three of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

How to easily add and use Cisco Meraki sensors in PRTG

Paessler PRTG includes two native sensors for Monitoring Cisco Meraki devices - the Cisco Meraki Network Health sensor (BETA) and the Cisco Meraki License sensor (BETA) wich I introduced a few weeks ago in this article:👉 Let's talk about sensors! Monitoring Cisco Meraki with PRTG sensors

How using BitTorrent at work led to email blacklists: a true sysadmin story

Imagine the scene: it’s just an ordinary day, until you’re called into the office of the CEO (!!!). There, you learn that your organization’s email no longer works. At all. No sending, no receiving. This is already a chilling thought, but once you start investigating, you discover that your company has landed up on not just one, but several, email blacklists.

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 2/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part two of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

The world needs water for agriculture – and technology can help!

Two of the most pressing global problems of the near future are the adequate supply of food for our growing world population and the stable supply of water. We already live in an era where water is becoming a luxury good. Smart irrigation, i.e. the intelligent and data-driven irrigation of agricultural land, can be an answer to both problems. As Paessler's new CTO, I find it fascinating how big our New Product Innovation team thinks and how refined it is in identifying and solving problems. Our new solutions to Smart Irrigation are certainly examples of this. In the following, I would like to briefly address the matter of global water shortage in agriculture, clarify the basic context of Smart Irrigation, and show where our new solutions come in.

Don’t forget your OT infrastructure on the way to maintenance maturity

For many industrial companies, moving up the maintenance maturity model from reactive maintenance through to predictive maintenance has become the holy grail. The focus is strongly on the factory floor machines and IIoT sensors, but it’s important not to forget your OT network infrastructure along the way. Let’s first take a brief look at what the maintenance maturity model is, how the supporting infrastructure fits into the big picture, and how Paessler PRTG monitoring software can help.

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud and hybrid IT infrastructure 1/6

Welcome, it's great to have you here! My name is Sascha Neumeier and I have been working with Paessler PRTG for almost 10 years. In my past job as a system administrator I was responsible for a large PRTG system environment. Today at Paessler, it is my job to share PRTG knowledge with you.

Monitor Dell PowerEdge servers with PRTG

I had a chance to get to know Michael Dell, his journey and his achievements through his book „Play Nice But Win: A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader“. I'm impressed by his start, evolution, understanding of the market, and what Dell is today. Dell manufactured some of the most powerful and reliable hardware on the market. Small and big data centers are equipped with Dell servers and storage devices. Big vendors, such as VMware, are developing products on Dell hardware. One of them is VMC on Dell EMC. I wrote an article about it: Delivering cloud to your data center with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.

Webinar: Look behind the scenes of our product development

Hi everyone, have you ever wanted to talk directly to one of our developers? Want to hear all the secrets about why they design a specific sensor type? Why some things are not as easy as thought? Or have you always wanted to hear an explanation why feature XYZ is still not implemented?

PRTG release 22.2.77 comes with a new Python distribution

PRTG version 22.2.77 is now available in the stable release channel and comes beside a new Python distribution, a security improvement for maps and an update for all language files with many changes behind the scenes.