Zabbix Running on a $25 Device!?

Everything in the world of electronics gets smaller, while performance continues to grow. I know I should not compare those computers from 1960 with what we have now, but I still get amazed all the time.

The thing about modern computers is that sometimes it is a waste of resources to see them using a small fraction of their computing power to perform some very small task. It is like seeing a huge crane lifting a grocery paper bag. Of course, modern computers allow you to run many tasks simultaneously, sharing the power. You may use virtualization to run several logical machines on one device. But still sometimes there are cases when all you need is just a cheap, reliable, energy and space efficient device to do the work.

So when I heard that a company Observe IT from the UK, a potential partner of Zabbix, is willing to test-drive Raspberry Pi with Zabbix Proxy, I happily replied “Send it over here!”. It took more than 2 long weeks for British-Latvian post offices to deliver a very lightweight box to our office. While awaiting the package, we retweeted a message from Richard Gate about successfully installing Zabbix on Raspberry Pi. It made us jealous, but we were willing to see how it works ourselves.

So we started with a careful unpacking of the box.

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Meet the Winners of Zabbix Nerd Spring 2012 Quiz!

83 in total of enthusiastic, smart and savvy nerds were fighting hard to get the first place in Zabbix Facebook quiz “Zabbix Nerd Spring 2012”. 6 sets of questions and 23 answer options have been evaluated, studied and passed, and finally on the 7th of July, 2012, Zabbix followers on Facebook, all quiz participants and our true fans have found out the two lucky winners of “Zabbix Nerd” quiz.
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Zabbix to Save the Animals!

Last weekend Zabbix team went to one of the animal welfare charities who are looking after abandoned dogs and cats, PatversmeLv in Riga, Latvia. The charity is accepting any help from people, so we decided to give it a maximum.

Our day began with choosing the right animal food and it was quite hard to be honest, because we wanted to bring as much as possible, but also wanted it to be tasty for them. After an hour of choosing we finally got what we wanted and went to the charity shelter.

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Alexei Eating a Hat at Zabbix 2.0 Release Party!

Keeping the promise was never so sweet before!

We are very glad to announce to all of you that Zabbix 2.0 is out now and ready for you to download! While you are upgrading your systems, take your time to read a story about the Zabbix 2.0 release.

In the past Alexei said several times that if Zabbix 2.0 doesn’t come out on the set date, then he will eat his hat.

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Zabbix Adventures in Japan

Japan IT Week is the largest IT exhibition in Asia. Every year over 1400 companies join this event to present their products to the IT industry, to share their business knowledge and to gain new business opportunities. By now the last day of Japan IT Week is over and we want to share with you our experience of participating in this great event.

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