Cloud Linux and Ksplice Launch Rebootless Linux Distribution

Cloud Linux Inc. and Ksplice Inc. announce the world's first rebootless Linux distribution aimed at serving the needs of hosting service providers: CloudLinux with Ksplice Uptrack. Incorporating both CloudLinux and Ksplice Uptrack CloudLinux with Ksplice Uptrack constitutes a game-changing development for hosting service providers. The new combined offering will install CloudLinux kernel updates without the need to reboot your server.

Hundreds of the world's cloud-computing providers, Web hosting firms and enterprise Linux installations use Ksplice Uptrack to update their kernels seamlessly, without disruption to customers. Linux distributions require a reboot about once a month to stay up to date with important kernel security updates that not only demand maintenance time from staff but also cause downtime for customers. The launch brings the Ksplice instant update technology to the world's leading Linux distribution for shared service providers: CloudLinux.

Major Linux distributions ask their users to install a kernel update roughly once each month, which requires a reboot. Until a system can be updated, it can be vulnerable to security flaws. By allowing users to install kernel updates without downtime, Uptrack slashes the cost of system administration and bolsters security. In real-world tests, Uptrack dramatically increases the actual rate of compliance with security updates.

Cloud Linux invented the Lightweight Virtual Environment, a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, I/O, memory) available to a specific process or customer. LVE isolates specific hardware resources in a lightweight environment and prevents one tenant on a shared server from affecting others especially due to a sudden peak load from a single tenant. Some key benefits of CloudLinux are:
- Increased server density and capability without increasing risk;
- Better reliability and performance from each server;
- Protection from hackers and poorly written scripts that drain resources and cause downtime;
- Reduced operational costs related to hardware, electricity, datacenter space and management costs;
- Better utilization of exiting infrastructure;
- Increase uptime since no one account can take down or slow down an entire server.

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