Industrial company monitors its IT infrastructure
Established company is looking for IT monitoring
Since its foundation by Albert Knoblinger in 1964, Albert Knoblinger GmbH & Co. KG has come a long way and has enjoyed great success. The basis of this success is Knoblinger’s ability to adapt consistently to new requirements and, at the same time, to constantly expand its own know-how. The mechanical engineering expert is primarily active in the field of bulk solids technology and is known worldwide for its high product quality. Today, Knoblinger exports more than 80 percent of all the systems it produces abroad.
Siedl can adjust the computing power, RAM and hard disk space as required of the appliance. Thanks to Checkmk, the monitoring run stably and it is additionally possible to combine several Watchboxes as a distributed monitoring system.
Knoblinger opted for one Checkmk Watchbox from Siedl in April 2020 that was configured by Siedl according to Knoblinger’s wishes. Since Checkmk is easy to operate even without monitoring experience, Knoblinger has taken over the operation of the monitoring completely in-house. Knoblinger obtains the necessary Checkmk licenses from Siedl Networks.
Further expansion is ongoing
From Knoblinger’s point of view, implementation and operation are running optimally. Following a Checkmk training by Siedl Networks, the IT team is able to operate and expand the monitoring itself. The IT team largely controls the IT monitoring centrally, only in a few special cases local teams get access to the monitoring like for the printers that a also being monitored. Here, the individual departments have access to Checkmk, too.
The aim is to provide predictive maintenance to its customers by analyzing trends. Checkmk has all of the required prerequisites for this. In addition to its scalability and adaptability to a wide range of systems, such as bulk solids plants, Checkmk’s Managed Services Edition allows for a strict separation of the various customer instances. Knoblinger can centrally manage rights and approvals for different Checkmk users without experiencing data protection problems.
The Checkmk Watchbox from Siedl Networks provided Knoblinger with an easy entry into IT monitoring. The ease of use and the ability to monitor a wide range of different systems with a small appliance convinced the IT team.