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PRTG monitors the complete IT of The Student Hotel

Since you already know how much we love sharing case studies with you, let's get to the point quickly. This time, we show you how The Student Hotel benefits from intuitive IT monitoring. Paessler PRTG is a powerful and easy-to-use solution, which is suitable for businesses of all sizes. In case you prefer PDFs instead of blogs, we have just the thing for you: The linked PDF can be found on this use case page. The IT team of The Student Hotel monitors all branches in the Netherlands and abroad from its headquarters in Amsterdam and from home With the implementation of PRTG, The Student Hotel (TSH) has real-time insight into the availability and capacity of systems and applications. Henk Jan Boer, Director of IT Infrastructure and Support at TSH, selected PRTG as the solution of choice to match TSH’s growth and ambitions. The scalable, flexible and affordable software now makes sure TSH’s systems can be monitored real-time, from the office or even from home.

3 ways PRTG helps you minimize OT blind spots

In large industrial companies, IT administrators deal more with the OT world than ever before. From looking after the industrial Ethernet through to ensuring the OT supporting infrastructure is healthy, the role of the IT administrators in these organizations has expanded. The driving force behind this growing role: convergence. The IT and OT areas have become more connected so that data can flow from the factory floor all the way to the ERP or cloud systems.

PRTG 22.2.76 comes with Okta SSO, a new sensor & security improvements

Just 6 weeks have passed since our last release and already a new one is ready. PRTG Network Monitor version 22.2.76 is now available in the stable release channel and comes with Okta as a new SSO provider. Additionally, 9 sensor types have left the beta status and are now available by default. The release also includes the experimental NetApp Volume v2 sensor and several updated sensor libraries to improve security. As you can see, there are many innovations - let's take a look at the details!

Meet Joachim Weber, the new CTO of Paessler AG

Some of our followers may already know: Since the beginning of this year, Paessler AG has a new CTO. Today, I would like to introduce myself to all our blog readers: My name is Joachim Weber, and I am looking forward to supporting Paessler on its way to a successful and sustainable future.

Monitor an IBM i (OS/400) server as easily as any other server

An important part of any monitoring concept is the servers in the infrastructure. But there is still one server that is sometimes left out of a global monitoring concept: the IBM i server, also known as the OS/400 or iSeries. 

Analyzing Starlink speed and availability over 10 months with PRTG

 In March 2021, as a participant in Starlink's European beta program, I received a ground station and installed it on the roof of my house. Here are my observations after monitoring it for almost a full year. 

PRTG helped the University of Mosul deliver online learning during the pandemic

The challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant challenge that the University of Mosul IT team has had to deal with since the outbreak started. Due to lockdown restrictions, all students and staff have been working and learning remotely so the IT team has had to put in place collaborative tools, building monitors and adjust bandwidth according to staff needs and requirements.

15 things that make it easier for you to use PRTG (Part 3/3)

Welcome again to the third and last part of this blog series about 15 things in Paessler PRTG that can make your everyday use of PRTG easier. Have a look at the previous two articles in case you missed them. It's worth it! 😉

15 things that make it easier for you to use PRTG (Part 2/3)

Welcome to the second part of this blog series where I show you 15 things about PRTG that can make your everyday use of PRTG easier. If you missed the first part, which was about topics like ticketing system, libraries, viewing sensors by label or type, and tracking changes, I recommend you take a look here: 👉 15 things that make it easier for you to use PRTG (Part 1/3) Today I will show you 5 more interesting features and functions of Paessler PRTG that you may not know about. Here we go!

From a hunch to the root cause: a true sysadmin story

As a sysadmin, one of your greatest assets (that gets even better the more experience you have) is the ability to follow your hunches. Sometimes it’s a gut feeling about where a problem might lie. Or maybe it’s an idea for a solution that you can’t quite justify, but you just feel will work. In this sysadmin story, a hunch led to finding the root cause of a critical error that threatened to cost a construction materials company a lot of money.

15 things that make it easier for you to use PRTG (Part 1/3)

Paessler PRTG is powerful monitoring software that allows you to monitor your IT infrastructure holistically. In addition to reliable notifications through various channels, the ability to create meaningful maps and more than 250 native sensor types, PRTG also offers a variety of other features and functions. In this three-part series, I will show you 15 things in PRTG that you should know and that can make daily use easier. Here's what I'm covering in the first article: Ticketing system Libraries Sensors by tag Sensors by type Tracking of changes Let's start!

Monitoring FortiGate Firewalls with Paessler PRTG

The first time I had the opportunity to play with Fortinet devices, I asked myself: “How did I miss this? “ Fortinet provides quality hardware, user-friendly UIs, and easy-to-read documentation. They manufacture different products including FortiWifi, FortiAP, FortiAnalyzer, FortiDDoS, FortiGate, and others. This article is about FortiGate, powerful next-generation firewalls.

Truma secures its production, business processes, and IT with Derdack and PRTG

98% of Europeans recognize Truma as the leading manufacturer of innovative heating and mover systems for RVs. Thanks to its modern production facilities and the extensive experience of its agile teams, Truma is now one of the top 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. The company is based in Putzbrunn (a suburb of Munich) and employs more than 600 people worldwide to manufacture and market its products both in Germany and internationally.

PRTG v. 22.1.75 includes a new NetApp sensor, improvements and fixes

Paessler PRTG release 22.1.75 is available in the stable release channel and includes the NetApp System Health (beta) sensor, improvements for single sign-on, and many fixes. iUpdate On March, 24th we released an additional patched version of PRTG and the PRTG Desktop Client, which includes the OpenSSL update to version 1.0.2zd to patch the recently-discovered vulnerability. If you did not already apply the patch, we suggest you do so as soon as possible. For more details, have look here:👉 Is PRTG affected by CVE-2022-0778

4 Ways PRTG helps with monitoring convergent IT and OT

With an already long history in IT, Paessler PRTG has also been expanding into Operational Technology and IIoT. The idea is to help you manage the convergence of IT and OT in industrial environments by bringing all your monitoring data – be it from the factory floor, the front office or IIoT sensors – into one tool. PRTG does this by providing support for common industrial protocols and standards like Modbus, OPC UA, and MQTT on top of its legendary IT functionality. This makes PRTG useful for monitoring industrial environments, but how exactly can it be used for this? Here are four ways that PRTG can be used to monitor your IT, OT and IIoT data.