Cloud Server Monitoring Software PRTG. All In. Professional.
- PRTG offers a quick overview of all cloud services
- User PRTG as your cloud management tool
- IAAS / SAAS / PAAS - management made for all cloud strategies
Pre-Customized for many Cloud Management Services
10 PRTG sensor highlights
PRTG Network Monitor - Overview
by Kimberley, Senior System Engineer
If you need a more comprehensive introduction to PRTG please have a look at our PRTG Network Monitor Overview webinars. Here you can also register for live webinars in the future.
i Ping is a command-line utility, available on virtually any operating system with network connectivity, that acts as a test to see if a networked device is reachable. The ping command sends a request over the network to a specific device. A successful ping results in a response from the computer that was pinged back to the originating computer. Read more ...
iWhat is a sensor?
In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
Do you use certain cloud computing services in a variety of locations worldwide? Then check service accessibility and performance from your own particular location with our Cloud HTTP sensor. Our PRTG clouds are located in Asia, Europe, and the USA. You’ll be able to determine response times from all over the world.
With Cloud Ping sensor, our HTTP sensor’s “little brother,” you can likewise monitor your services’ PING times from all over the world via our service. The servers are located in:
• Asia-Pacific: Tokyo
• Western Europe: Ireland
• Eastern USA: North Virginia
• Western USA: Oregon
Amazon CloudWatch is a frequently used monitoring service for Amazon Web Services (AWS). PRTG is a good choice for those who have many different accounts with Amazon and who wish to avoid having to constantly jump from one account to another, or for those who would like to implement an independent local monitoring tool. For PRTG retrieves the data from every account and makes it centrally available on one single dashboard.
PRTG features the following Amazon CloudWatch sensors:
- Amazon CloudWatch EBS sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) cloud service
- Amazon CloudWatch EC2 sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service
- Amazon CloudWatch ElastiCache sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon ElastiCache cloud service e
- Amazon CloudWatch ELB sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) cloud service
- Amazon CloudWatch RDS sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) cloud service
- Amazon CloudWatch SNS sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) cloud service
- Amazon CloudWatch SQS sensor monitors the performance of the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) cloud service
Companies use a wide variety of e-mail providers. And particularly with e-mail: when the system is down, the IT manager’s telephone rings at once. Here it has proven to be useful to apply threshold values so one is warned quickly – before crashes occur. With our mail server sensors!
PAESSLER AG is a certified VMware technology partner. We have developed a series of sensors for VMware, including the VMware Virtual Machine sensor (SOAP) and VMware Host Hardware sensors (WBEM), which you can use to monitor ESX/ESXI server performance.
OneDrive - online storage by Microsoft. Our sensor for Microsoft OneDrive displays how much storage space you have available, and punctually alerts you when shortages loom. For this, we use OneDrive API.
Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud storage service. Dropbox Business enables companies to access a great deal of storage space. PRTG uses Dropbox API to conveniently display how much free storage space (in bytes and as a percentage) you have left.
Google Analytics is a powerful tool for tracking and analyzing website traffic. The Google Analytics sensor accesses the Google API in order to gather the most important data. Unique user information or views can thus be studied at a glance via the PRTG dashboard.
Google Drive – the search engine’s multi-purpose cloud. Because office applications are growing in popularity – especially amongst agile companies. The Google Drive sensor accesses the Google API directly and displays the amount of remaining storage space in bytes and as a percentage.
Create a cloud sensor to fit your needs. Then customize PRTG to work effectively with your own particular circumstances.
Find more than 190 additional sensors for your Cloud Monitoring Tool PRTG right here! PRTG effectively adapts to your infrastructure.
Here's what cloud management looks like in PRTG
Made for all cloud strategies
independent monitoring with PRTG
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Many companies sign up for cloud computing services in order to benefit from greater virtual server capacities.
Example: A content delivery network (CDN) is set up for an international website, enabling the website’s contents to be stored on regional servers on site. Amazon Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, or Google Services are often chosen as CDNs.
Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? While Amazon offers its own Cloudwatch solution, your IT department will often have separate accounts for the various services or even from a number of different providers.
With PRTG, all accounts from all services are monitored together as one. PRTG is a comprehensive cloud monitoring service using a single dashboard, which is read at a quick glance.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Many specialty departments require specific software for their work, software which more and more frequently is only offered as an SaaS solution. Furthermore, an increasing number of companies are switching to services such as Microsoft Office 365. And lastly, ultimately many e-mail services are also cloud solutions which are in use practically everywhere.
Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? As with IaaS, administrators using PRTG will enjoy a comprehensive cloud monitoring service that is both easy-to-use and quick to configure according to one’s own individual needs.
PRTG has already developed suitable sensors (measuring points) for many e-mail services and other programs such as Dropbox or Google Services. These sensors are created automatically upon installing PRTG. Administrators can thus get started with a customized monitoring tool for their IT system in no time at all.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
There are several PaaS services which provide an environment for developers. These services can often be used without any major administrative hassles or one-time, astronomical acquisition fees. Furthermore, the services enable software developers to work more easily. It therefore comes as no surprise that more and more companies are resorting to these trendy PaaS services.
Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? For one, development work is highly sensitive. In the event of system failures, high repair costs often result. Especially when it’s not immediately clear where the problem lies: With the PaaS service? Or maybe with a router that is not working properly? With a comprehensive monitoring service, administrators instantly have everything in check.
PRTG simplifies your day!
Let the PRTG cloud server monitoring work for you.
Focus on more challenging work instead.
PRTG saves you effort
Manage all your cloud computing services comfortably, around the clock. The built-in alarm feature alerts you even before problems occur – to avoid downtimes and complaints. Enjoy the design of an intuitive web interface.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get a professional, central monitoring tool for all of your cloud computing services. Thanks to our dashboard and app, you'll enjoy quick and comprehensive overviews any time.
PRTG saves money
80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of cloud management. The experience of our customers shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves in an average of a few weeks.
Your cloud status at a glance
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
5 Reasons to choose PRTG as your cloud management tool
Whether Amazon CloudWatch or other services: Using a separate and specific monitoring tool for every cloud service is inconvenient. You must continually log in and out and squander much time becoming familiar with tools and their controls. PRTG offers administrators a quick overview of all cloud services. Our tool is quick to notify you in the event a threshold value is exceeded. You define the threshold values – not the cloud provider.
Reap cost benefits
The main argument for many cloud services is centered around their cost savings. But when system failures occur, cost benefits quickly disappear. Particularly if the process of determining the cause of the failure is long and cumbersome. Unnecessary personnel costs also result which can quickly become expensive. With PRTG, you’ll reap the cost benefits of your cloud strategy.
Bolster your autonomy
With PRTG, you’ll have your own monitoring tool whose configuration you can customize all by yourself, and which will effectively adapt to your IT system. You’ll thereby protect yourself and be able to modify your license individually – according to which new cloud services you wish to integrate into your infrastructure.
In many IT and specialty departments, there are reservations regarding the use of cloud services. These doubts are often related to overdependence or the risk of system failures. With PRTG, you get an independent monitoring tool and can do away with any qualms you may have.
Provide peace of mind
PRTG notifies you if – and only if – a threshold value is exceeded. This means: There are no daily status updates by email letting you know everything is OK – unless of course you opt for this feature. All it takes is a quick look at the dashboard to see that everything is alright. Administrators are free to complete their work in peace, knowing they will be immediately alerted in the case of an emergency.
Award winning solution
We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.
Many IT managers hesitate before ordering additional public cloud capacity. The major concerns are data security and the fear of compromising control. The concept of a private cloud could represent an interesting alternative for many companies. But a private cloud also depends on the performance and reliability of the IT infrastructure. Therefore, a network monitoring tool is the basis for the strategy. Download White Paper "Private Cloud" here
“Hey Dirk, what do you think about cloud computing services?“
“If we want to simplify and improve processes, I believe we need to look closely at which cloud technologies are best suited for which work areas. A monitoring tool should be central to every cloud computing strategy. Anything else would be careless. Without local monitoring, it can easily take several hours to find a bug. This causes unnecessary stress, aggravation, and money. With our PRTG monitoring, we want to make life simple for administrators.“
Dirk Paessler, Founder of Paessler AG
PAESSLER AG –
Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.
The many advantages of PRTG:
1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.
2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.
3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.
Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.
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