Posts Tagged ‘monitoring’

Web Alert is a Powerful Website Monitoring App for Android

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

This sounds like it would be useful for keeping track of updates at sites that one follows, and also useful for keeping track of comments on one’s own blog.

Web Alert is a free application for Android devices that monitors websites or parts of websites and notifies you of changes. It can be quite useful to keep an eye on websites: from monitoring the price of items on shopping sites to making sure you are notified the minute new content is added to a site.


Managing Power and Reboot Switching at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

When a remote network element crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, a quick power reboot will bring the uncooperative device back online. While rebooting a network element located down the hall or in the room next door is generally a pretty simple proposition, the task of rebooting a remote element, located in a distant off-site facility, miles away from the central office can often prove to be a bit more of a challenge. In cases like this, a Switched PDU can provide fast, secure access to reboot functions at remote facilities without the need for a service call.


US ISPs to Start Monitoring Users by July 12

Friday, March 16th, 2012

It’s getting to the point where no matter what you do, there will always be somebody watching over your shoulder …

Say you are an Internet Provider and have a customer base that has selected you for one reason or the other. What would convince you to start policing your users on behalf of another company or organization? According to CNET, U.S. American ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon or Cablevision have agreed to “policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software”.


Carrier IQ – Your Phone Might Record Your Activities Silently

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I guess this just goes to show that in the age of the internet and mobile devices, one can never be *too* paranoid …

If you have never heard about Carrier IQ before you can rest assured that you are not the only one. Security researcher Trevor Eckhart published a research paper on Carrier IQ, a software that he discovered running on his HTC Android device, in mid November. Lets start at the beginning, and with a simple question: What is Carrier IQ.


Ping Monitor Gadget – Monitor Domains and IP Addresses

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Ping response monitoring can be a powerful tool for checking the health of both domains and devices. If you’re looking for a console server or switched PDU that can ping user defined devices and then either notify administrators or reboot a device when it fails to respond to ping commands, check out our console server and remote power reboot products.

Is my website up or down, is it responsive or is it taking to long to load? Those are questions that every webmaster needs to ask from time to time. The best way to find out is to use monitoring tools that connect to the website, server, domain or IP address regularly. You find lots of great applications, both on the web and as desktop applications, to monitor websites.


Don’t Overlook These Seven Problem Areas of Virtualization

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here’s an interesting overview of some of the challenges that one often encounters when implementing virtualization …

Virtualization has many benefits and there are many articles and vendor whitepapers to help you learn about them. What about the challenges that face the typical virtualization implementation?

Here are seven areas that often get overlooked or become afterthoughts: