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Paessler Named a 2019 Gartner Insights Customer's Choice for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools

The Paessler team is excited to announce that we have been recognized as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools. Our team at Paessler takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products and services.

How Not to Starve: Why the 21st Century Food Industry Needs Innovative Technologies

Agriculture is an industry that is no stranger to disruptive technologies, especially when looking at the Internet of Things (IoT). This is a good development in a globalized world experiencing food shortages in a number of locations. Nevertheless, I want to explain why IoT is not a panacea in agriculture or the food industry so long as fundamental thinking remains unchanged.

#dvoc19 – DevOps Camp 2019 Recap. It Was Awesome.

The DevOps Camp took place from 26 - 28 April 2019 for the 11th time, and once again in Nuremberg. We were honored to provide the location for the second time. We changed our various meeting rooms on the ground floor of our headquarters into session locations, organized some beer, other drinks (what, there were other beverages as well? :D) prepared the coffee machines, and opened the gates.

What's the Status of Wi-Fi 6?

You no doubt know about Wi-Fi 6, and how it is a technology that will shape future networks. In fact, alongside 5G, it will have one of the biggest effects on upcoming devices, networks, and consumer expectations over the next few years. But is Wi-Fi 6 already here? What are the biggest benefits? And what does it mean for your networks? Keep reading, because I've got answers for you!

How Amazon Go Works

Amazon Go and Apple Pay have a few things in common: they promised a revolution in shopping, they seemed super futuristic and interesting at their first introduction, and people in Europe or similarly remote places in the world have to wait forever to experience them firsthand.

Escape Cupertino, Return to Redmond! A Hands-On Practical Guide

Here's how you get all those cool admin and dev tools like WSL, Chocolatey or OpenSSH running on your Windows 10 machine. Below (after a short introduction) is a hands-on guide of how to customize your Windows 10 settings to make you feel comfortable as a sysadmin or developer, with all the tools you need.

The Future of Monitoring (2/2): The Rise of Observability

In part 1 of our look at the future of infrastructure, I covered how the cloud, containers, and serverless are all shaping IT. I also briefly explained how important observability is becoming. In this post, I'll go into more detail about exactly what it is, and why it is so important. You can also check out an in-depth interview with me about this topic here:

Google Simplifies Connection to Cloud IoT Core

A few weeks ago Google released an updated preview version of the Google Cloud IoT Device SDK for Embedded C at GitHub. The open source C library allows developers to better connect even the simplest IoT devices to Google Cloud IoT Core.

PRTG Release 19.2.49 News Roundup – PRTG Desktop, .NET 4.7.2 and More…

For a few days now, the PRTG release 19.2.49 has been available for download on the stable release channel. The current release contains a lot of improvements, including improved performance of the PRTG core server, the PRTG Desktop integration, news about .NET 4.7.2 requirements, and much more.

The Future of Monitoring (1/2): We Won't Care About Infrastructure Anymore

Anyone involved with IT knows that new technology is changing the landscape at an incredible rate. It feels like every day there is something new on the horizon that will ‘change the world’, or at least the way we think about the industry. Usually this doesn’t come to pass because that new technology never becomes truly pervasive, but in the last few years containers, the cloud and serverless have all affected such a change.

Being On-Call with PRTG and iLert

Every organization that relies on their services being always available needs to respond to incidents fast. How fast really depends on the desired availability level. Response times are constrained by the desired availability targets. An availability target of, for instance, 99.95 % allows a downtime of 21.6 minutes per month. That is, if you have one incident per month, the on-call person needs to react within minutes to every incident.

Why Fine Dust Pollution Is so Difficult to Measure. And Why It Must Be Done Anyway. #2

Fine dust is like passive smoking: no one’s comfortable with it, but the exact effects are arguable. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the results of recent medical studies. For Part 2, we’ll be looking at guidelines the cities of tomorrow should consider. And we’ll be posting in-depth commentary from our IoT expert Christian Zeh on this topic soon.

How to Monitor CCTV Equipment with PRTG

Is your company equipped with a video surveillance solution? In recent times, CCTV solutions are used in more and more areas.  Today I want to introduce you to some value added use cases of video surveillance solutions, and show you how to integrate your CCTV system into your PRTG Network Monitor environment.

Create Notification Triggers With PrtgAPI

In the past few months, we released two blogs about PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library that can be used to manage PRTG: one covered how to add multiple devices or groups programmatically to PRTG, and the other focused on several other examples of use cases. In this final blog post about PrtgAPI, we go into one last example of a way to use this very useful tool: creating notification triggers.

Why Fine Dust Pollution Is so Difficult to Measure. And Why It Must Be Done Anyway. #1

Fine dust is like passive smoking: no one’s comfortable with it, but the exact effects are arguable. New studies, however, show a very clear picture. In the coming weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the subject of fine dust. Part 2 of this article will be published next week, and more detailed commentary from our IoT expert Christian Zeh on this topic is coming soon.