Ironman and monitoring, two great words that work together

With over $2 billion in box office sales globally, The Avengers: Infinity War is everywhere at this time. And if you don’t know it from this one or from the rest of the stream of movies that Marvel Studios have been bombarding us with for the last 10 years, maybe you know it from the countless comic books they have been making since the 1960s. Yeah, he’s Iron Man.

The can of reddish sardines hides, as many of you know, one of the best-known superheroic playboys in the world of comics: Anthony Edward Stark. He is known as Tony Stark, a successful and famous billionaire who, besides being a remarkable child prodigy and possessing one of the most brilliant minds in the world, is also a great entrepreneur, engineer and technology fanatic.

Ironman and monitoring. The daily life of the big-headed

When Tony wakes up every morning and the world needs him, the first thing he has to do is to choose the armor that suits him or that he needs for his memorable intervention. In this choice he is usually assisted by J.A.R.V.I.S., the artificial intelligence computer programmed to serve him with a strong masculine voice with a British accent.

The level of coordination that exists in the technology of Iron Man’s entire devices, from his armor to the artificial intelligence that helps him integrate them, seems harmonized by a futuristic god. But it’ s just a matter of the right organization and monitoring. That’s why Tony knows what he has to do and what he needs. And the most important thing: he has the information, the data and the solutions in a very accurate and immediate way.

Let’s imagine that in Tony’s adventure today, he is troubled by his rival entity J.A.R.V.I.S. and Hulk or a similar creature, of the same height and power, is destroying the economic center of Murcia, Spain (we are fed up of New York). Well, Tony will wake up, cut out the coffee, and will go check the mega screen in his operating room or the one built into his helmet. It will show the data needed to take action: the number of people injured, civilian victims, economic damage, the rise in the price of citrus fruits (which is so important for the area), etc.

There you go, the J.A.R.V.I.S. monitoring system has evaluated all the data and found it necessary for Tony to wear the Hulkbuster armor today, perhaps linked to the Mark XLIII armor, the first one, as a modular suit, works from the inside, so we need to synchronize both and we’ll do it using the central computer and its monitoring superpowers.

Boom! Tony will leave his mansion in his Mark XLIII armor and will make the Hulkbuster module take off from Veronica Station. The two of them will meet over Murcia’s sky, join together and beat the bad guy up. Folks, all this wouldn’t have been possible without a very flexible monitoring software, wouldn’t it? A single tool that can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, service and process. All in one in order to defeat the evil.

Ironman and monitoring: Be your own superhero

And this is a work tool that is worthy for Stark Companies, S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Avengers but it can also be worthy for you. Do you know Pandora FMS? I belong to their international secret service and I can tell you a little bit about it.

Pandora FMS is software that is used to monitor and measure all kind of elements. Monitors systems, applications or network devices. It informs about the status of each element of a system over time as it has data and event history. Pandora FMS is aimed at large environments, and it allows managing several thousand systems with and without agents, so it can be used in large clusters, data centers and networks. Some examples of common resources that can be monitored with Pandora FMS are the processor load, the disk and memory usage, processes that run in the system, events determined in a log, environmental factors like temperature, light or humidity (through sensors), values of applications like certain texts in a web page, and in general any data or event that can be collected automatically. Do you see the similarities between J.A.R.V.I.S., the different Iron Man armor, and Pandora FMS, right?

If you’ve smiled as you realized that you could now fly a whole set of Marvel weapons and you’ve imagined yourself wearing it like a suit of armor in front of the thugs in your neighborhood, I have to say that you must put the brakes on. Pandora FMS is good for monitoring, but you would still lack the technology to become a leading character in comics. Although you can always look at Amazon to see what’s there.

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