PRTG Network Monitor Historical Data

Does historical data provided by this solution help you optimize your network performance? If yes, how?

Adam Brown
Network Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
The historical data provided by the solution helps us optimize our network performance. And where it comes in very handy for me is in problem solving. I need to look at what has been going on for the last week, two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, even months, and it gives me that information. I was having an issue at a particular time of day and it actually helped me fix an issue. It was absolutely invaluable.
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AndrewWright1
IT Coordinator at ENGIE Renewables Ltd
In terms of the historical data provided by the solution, I look at the network performance and, obviously, if I've got an offsite backup going through, I want to monitor what sort of impact that's had on the network. If it's detrimental, then I can change the times when the backups happen and make sure that there's not a severe impact on my local network.
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Chris Bentley
Senior Security Engineer at Fletchers Solicitors Ltd.
The historical data provided by the solution helps us optimize our network performance in that we do quite a lot of analysis on our network traffic. We want our user experience to be the best that it can possibly be. We'll look for trends in things like login times, disk space usage, how much we're burning through. That feature absolutely helps us.
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SystemsS1e9e
Systems Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The historical data provided by the solution helps to optimize network performance because it gives you trends. You can look at what you're using, what your peaks are, what your lows are, so you can know if you can downsize your links or if you need to scale-up in the future. It gives you really good forecasting.
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GroupInffc1b
Group Information Security Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The solution's historical data helps us optimize network performance. We can find issues by looking at historical data and benchmark it against what it should be.
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Graeme Barratt
Network Engineer
Historical data provided by this solution helps us optimize our network performance by providing network trends. Therefore, we can go back 30 days or six months, saying to my boss, "We can see an upward trend over this amount, and these are our projections going forward." So, it allows us to predict and move forward.
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Andy Shephard
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We've used the historical data quite a bit. It has fed into our DR process, which was not a main use case but has been quite handy.
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CyberSec188d
Cybersecurity Engineer at a tech services company
The historical data provided by the solution helps us look back at prior instances, then we can use that information to come up with a solution or make improvements.
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Paul Farris
Infrastructure Analyst
The historical data provided by the solution allows us to look back in time and look at the baseline performance of the sensors. We can compare them over time to see if anything has gotten worse or improved. The data helps us optimize network performance.
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David Ashcroft
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Runshaw College
The historical data provided by the solution helps optimize our network performance. We can see what's going on in our network infrastructure, in terms of our core networking more so. We can see what fiber links have been used heavily and, if they are used heavily, we can introduce more links to particular buildings or particular areas. It's more around the networking that we use the historic data. Also, if we have any issues with particular hardware, we can monitor those. We can monitor the network on those ports and come back with any issues or see if anything is flipping out or has stopped working. It's helpful being able to see that historic data.
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Craig Williams
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
The historical data provided by the solution helps us optimize our network performance. I have just taken over the IT infrastructure. I now have six months of history, so I know what my norms are. I can identify the quirks and issues from the history to keep going forward.
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Lewis Stonier
Engineer at Datacentreplus
We only monitor certain parts of the network with PRTG, but we do compare some of the historical data to real-time data just to make sure everything's running smoothly and nothing looks out of place.
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Daniel Cattigan
Infrastructure Team Lead at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
We use a lot of NetFlow sensors for our network equipment. Those NetFlow sensors help us to determine how much of our pipe is being used for particular applications. We use this quite a lot.
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Antony Gouldstone
Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The historical data provided by the solution is one of the main reasons why we went with PRTG. It gives you that granular view to be able to go back 24 hours, two days, a month, or year. You can start building powerful data patterns with this technology platform.
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Shirwan Khan
Infrastructure Engineer at Lookers plc
The historical data provided by the solution helps us optimize our network performance. We tend to keep about 100 days worth of logs. Therefore, we can create patterns in terms of load against different times, and downtime, as well. When housekeeping jobs are run, then we get periods where resources are tested and high. So, it's a case for us we're able to use scalability, across Azure and AWS for Elastic. Thus, it's helped us in terms of planning our actual infrastructure against performance and things.
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