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The VMware Forum, a free one-day event organized by VMware and hosted in several cities around the globe, is a good opportunity for us to show that PRTG can not only monitor your physical but also your virtualized environment.
Today we proudly announce that a new version of PRTG is available in the stable channel! It introduces several stunning improvements and new features such as a reinvented and much faster user interface.
Only a few years ago, Gartner, an information technology research company, predicted that server virtualization will be the highest-impact trend through 2012. We at Paessler picked up this trend early and directed our attention to virtualization in these times. Our white paper "Server Virtualization and Network Management"—published in 2008—focuses on what benefits and challenges this would bring, and why network monitoring would be a more important aspect when your IT is virtualized.
Well, 2008 and 2012 are over now, here is the future—and, indeed, prognoses from that time came true. We live in the age of highly flexible IT infrastructures. This flexibility is now a common need and virtualization has become an important pillar of IT infrastructure all over the world. Since we work with it day by day, we know now issues related to virtual machines more precisely.
VMware Forum is a free one-day event organized by VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Hosted in several cities around the globe the event is aimed at IT professionals who want to see how they can improve their IT infrastructure, data center, desktop computing, business continuity and cloud computing strategy.
Spikes in your graphs can interfere with the reporting of a sensor. For instance, a user told us that one of his sensors was reporting spikes of 10 GB traffic. Normally he would be fine with that, but this amount of traffic was reported for a 2 GB connection only.
Although such things happen only occasionally, they can still be annoying. In this blog post we would like to offer a solution for you in case you would like to remove spikes from your graphs.
We are constantly trying to give our customers the best user experience with PRTG - regardless of the devices and platform they use. On this endeavor we have worked with beyond content in the past and thanks to this successful cooperation the app "iPRTG", a paid app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch has been available since 2011. It enables you to connect easily to your PRTG web server and review the sensor states while on the go.
Of course, this guideline can't be adopted 1:1 in every situation, but it should help you to set the right priorities. You will gather an abundance of personal experience and will have to make your own unique decisions in every phase. There is nothing more exciting than developing your product ideas into a successful business!
Want to keep the users of your network informed about known problems to avoid getting hundreds of calls or tickets which all ask you about the same issue that you are already working on? How about using Twitter to publish certain notifications from PRTG? In order to avoid user interaction for each post, you can use a registered (authorized) application which is allowed to post tweets by its own without user interaction. PTF.Tweet is such an application. With PTF.Tweet you can do both: post tweets as well as send direct messages
It seems obvious that when preparing a product for the marketplace, (1) texts must be translated, and (2) the translation should be done by professionals. But it isn't quite so easy. So what are the main points for a successful, multilingual market entrance?
PRTG offers a nice little feature that helps administrators and users to convert numeric status codes into custom status messages. This is helpful if the standard status data that is given back by devices consists of numbers only which don’t tell the administrator directly what they mean.