Story image

Not just new server monitoring solution says Chillisoft

06 Jul 2012

Local technology distributor Chillisoft has an exciting plan to bring a new infrastructure monitoring tool to the New Zealand marketplace. Officially the PC Monitor software is a technology infrastructure monitoring solution, but as we discovered it can virtually monitor any systems.

The platform has been developed in Ireland. But don’t let the PC Monitor name fool you, it monitors all the key operating systems, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and most importantly Windows Server. Within these operating systems the monitoring extends from basic services like processor Usage and memory right through to complex applications like Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Virtualisation systems and directories.

It can be setup using a New Zealand based SaaS service called lanwatch.co.nz or as a Windows server on the organisations own site.

Alerts and information from these monitored services are then displayed on your smartphone, via a web portal or through email or smartphone push notifications. The app is available for iOS, Android and the Windows Mobile operating systems.

What struck us was the tools ability to be extended. Using a freely available API, developers can monitor virtually any information stored in the organisations databases. The example we got shown was a summary of daily sales with push notifications. Administrators could then turn on and off each piece of information being monitored, sales people see daily sales, while IT staff can monitor servers.

There is an opportunity for local channel partners to sign up with Chillisoft, develope new services to be monitored and offer this to customers as an integrated solution.

The lanwatch.co.nz SaaS version starts with a minimum of 20 devices being monitored and a cost of just $15 ex GST per device per annum. For that price you can afford to monitor everything on the network.

We’ll be watching with interest how this infrastructure monitoring / business intelligence tool takes off in the local market.

To find out more, visit the Chillisoft website.

Opinion: How SD-WAN changes the game for 5G networks
5G/SD-WAN mobile edge computing and network slicing will enable and drive innovative NFV services, according to Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
TYAN unveils new inference-optimised GPU platforms with NVIDIA T4 accelerators
“TYAN servers with NVIDIA T4 GPUs are designed to excel at all accelerated workloads, including machine learning, deep learning, and virtual desktops.”
AMD delivers data center grunt for Google's new game streaming platform
'By combining our gaming DNA and data center technology leadership with a long-standing commitment to open platforms, AMD provides unique technologies and expertise to enable world-class cloud gaming experiences."
Inspur announces AI edge computing server with NVIDIA GPUs
“The dynamic nature and rapid expansion of AI workloads require an adaptive and optimised set of hardware, software and services for developers to utilise as they build their own solutions."
Norwegian aluminium manufacturer hit hard by LockerGoga ransomware attack
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible.”
HPE launches 'right mix' hybrid cloud assessment tool
HPE has launched an ‘industry-first assessment software’ to help businesses work out the right mix of hybrid cloud for their needs.
ADLINK and Charles announce multi-access pole-mounted edge AI solution
The new solution is a compact low profile pole or wall mountable unit based on an integration of ADLINK’s latest AI Edge Server MECS-7210 and Charles’ SC102 Micro Edge Enclosure. 
How Dell EMC and NVIDIA aim to simplify the AI data centre
Businesses are realising they need AI at scale, and so enterprise IT teams are increasingly inserting themselves into their company’s AI agenda.