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UK2 Group Deploys CloudLinux Across It Shared Hosting And Reseller Servers

July 18, 2010 by  

Web Host ServicesPrinceton, NJ – Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, announces today that UK2 Group, a leading global web hosting organization, has deployed CloudLinux on all of its shared hosting servers. UK2Group is one of the largest hosting providers in the European and US markets with an extensive customer base across multiple brands. After three months of testing UK2 Group chose CloudLinux to deliver increases stability, reliability and a higher hosting performance to its customers.

“UK2 Group is very pleased with the results of the deployment,” states Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of UK2 Group. “CloudLinux allows us to improve stability and efficiency of our shared hosting platform. It virtually eliminates downtime for our servers caused by client’s overloading the server. It also gives us good visibility into which clients are using the majority of resources, allowing increased management capabilities and higher density. We’ve been particularly pleased with the improvements we’ve seen on our large OnApp based cloud infrastructure in VPS.NET.”


CloudLinux’s core technology is Lightweight Virtual Environment™, a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, concurrent processes) available to a group of processes. While similar to container type virtualization technology, LVE is completely transparent and lightweight. Once installed, the LVE works transparently to manage resources that the hosting provider sets for the accounts on a server. It controls the CPU resources to ensure that each account on a shared server is allocated enough resources to run efficiently without jeopardizing the other tenants on that server, making the server more stable and delivering better performance.

With LVE, CloudLinux can deliver performance, reliability and operational benefits for hosting providers including:
Increased density and capability per server without increasing risk
More efficient and stable servers
Reduced impact of unpredictable events like load spikes that can take down or slow down a server
Reduced operational costs related to hardware, electricity, datacenter space and management costs
Better utilization of existing infrastructure

For UK2 Group integrating CloudLinux across its server platform means:
Increased uptime so that no one account can slow down or take down an entire shared server

Improved reliability and performance with a server that is running at peak operating capacity

Protection from hackers and poorly written scripts that drain resources, cause outages, and impact productivity

“Cloud Linux understands the needs of hosting providers in delivering secure, reliable, high performance services to their clients,” states Igor Seletskiy, Cloud Linux Founder and CEO. “With our proven technology, shared hosting providers like UK2 Group can achieve a higher level of service and support for their customer base.”

With LVE, hosting providers like UK2 Group now have the tools to control the CPU demands of individual tenants, so that a single site cannot slow or take down a whole server and provide customers with the easy management and solid solutions they need to stay ahead in business.

CloudLinux is priced to support all types of hosting providers. For shared hosting providers, CloudLinux is available at a tiered retail monthly price based on the number of servers under management. The CloudLinux Partner Program offers discounts and more competitive pricing and a support model designed to meet the specific requirements of hosting companies as well as an opportunity to leverage the CloudLinux brand.

For more information, please visit www.cloudlinux.com

About UK2 Group
UK2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets since 1997. UK2 Group provides domain name registration and cloud and dedicated hosting services to many global customers through its family of hosting brands – with VPS.NET, UK2.net, Westhost, VI.NET and midPhase being the most significant. The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi million dollar data centers in the UK and US, and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services underpinned with excellent support.

About Cloud Linux, Inc.
Founded in Princeton, NJ, Cloud Linux is a privately funded company that combines unique expertise in the service provider business with in-depth technical knowledge of hosting, kernel development and open source.

CloudLinux provides hosting companies and datacenters with the only commercially supported Linux operating system (OS) optimized for their needs. The new technology behind CloudLinux has been proven to increase density, stability and performance, helping customers realize reduced operating costs and increased profitability.

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