Paglo, which launched yesterday in beta claims itself as the Google™ for IT. Paglo is a free and on-demand, the world’s first search engine for IT. It use the open source crawler and discover everything about your computers, network and users. And then answer virtually any question before you’re running around like your hair’s on fire.
Paglo CEO, Brian de Haaff said that Paglo aims to provide IT professionals with an adulterated and pure search experience. Our goal is to make it easy. We want Paglo to be your IT wingman, and your go-to source for knowledge.
Our strategy is simple: Search. Search is the best solution for problems that require ad hoc investigation. That’s particularly true for IT, because there’s tons of heterogeneous data created every day, as well as complex and hidden relationships between computers, networks, and users. When little is known and understood of the problem, search is the answer, because it helps you discover the associations between things that appear to be unrelated. Digging out the data and connecting the dots is what Paglo is good at.
Paglo collects data across all IT silos, and indexes it to uncover the relationships between data from different components. Paglo pulls all this data together, and slaps it into shape. A two-pronged shape, to be exact: unstructured and semi-structured. And then hands you a powerful search tool to get what you need out of it.
How does it work? After you download it, you set the open source Paglo Crawler to run on your network on any desktop computer or server. It crawls your network and IT assets and gathers information, which it then securely uploads to your private Paglo Search Index in our telco-grade datacenter.
Only you or other individuals that you authorize can then use your Paglo Web account to query your Paglo Search Index, display the results as charts, lists, or tables. And, if it’s something you want to check daily, you can save it onto a Dashboard that continuously self-updates as the Crawler uploads fresh data. [Paglo About]
Is it important to you to keep track of available disk space on servers and desktops? Run a search to discover that. Type a query yourself, use a previously saved search, or even run a query that was shared by other users in the Paglo community. Transform the search results into a graph or chart of free disk space. And embed that search into a pane on your Dashboard. Then whenever you visit the Dashboard you’ll immediately see the state of free disk space on your network. Make your Dashboard view into a virtual NOC where you can check the status of the issues you consider most important to monitor.
Build your own Dashboard, or start with a template from other users in the Paglo community. And save as many Dashboards as you like. You may benefit from creating one for ops, one for network management, and one for security. You also can take advantage of applications (like the Paglo Network Map) that we provide.
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