Paessler said the biggest improvement involves VMware vSphere 5 support because it addresses ESX 5, Virtual Center 5 and lets users see virtual machines (VMs) located inside of vApps. Plus, mobile browser support is enhanced. According to Paessler Founder and CEO Dirk Paessler, more and more of the company's customers are already upgrading to vSphere 5 even before Paessler releases support for it.
"They [customers] want the ability to include these systems in their monitoring to ensure system operability," Paessler said. "PRTG simply grows with their demands."
On the mobile device side, the new version of PRTG supports the following mobile platforms:
- iOS 3.2
- Android 2.1/Honeycomb,
- BlackBerry 6
- Windows Phone 7
- WebOS 1.4
- Kindle 3
- Firefox Mobile
- Opera Mobile 11
It seems like Paessler has been closely monitoring the mobile device usage trend of its customers and then responding accordingly. In December 2011, the company released its iPRTG 3.0 mobile network monitoring application for all iOS devices with editing, mapping and email capabilities, among other features.