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SoftLayer to Offer CloudLinux OS to its Customers

March 6, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesPrinceton, NJ – Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, today announced that SoftLayer Technologies will add the CloudLinux OS to its dedicated and cloud server offerings.

Under this agreement, shared hosting companies operating within SoftLayer’s data centers will be able to purchase servers with CloudLinux pre-installed. Additionally, CloudLinux will work directly with SoftLayer’s support department to make sure that customers receive prompt support for any CloudLinux related issues.

“By adding the CloudLinux OS to our arsenal, we’re helping our customers to get the most out of every server through improved performance, greater virtualization density and management efficiency,” said Marc Jones, Director of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. “This new offering fits in nicely to our a la carte strategy for building out best-of-breed hosting solutions that empowers our customers to take advantage of the latest technologies while maintaining complete control over their IT environment.”

The CloudLinux OS delivers major improvement in the stability and security of servers running cPanel and Plesk. CloudLinux uses Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) technology to control CPU, memory and concurrent connections on a per-customer basis. The LVE technology improves uptime and overall customer satisfaction by eliminating “bad-neighbor effects,” in which one customer can cause performance issues for all the other customers on the server.

Key benefits of CloudLinux OS include:
– Greater reliability and performance with a server that is running at peak operating capacity.
– More control over CPU and memory resources.
– Improved uptime since no single account can slow down or take down an entire shared server.
– Enhanced security with CageFSTM – through virtualization, each user’s file system is isolated making it difficult for hackers to attack or steal data.
– Quick updates and professional, free, 24/7 support.

“This agreement is a significant milestone for our company because working with an industry leader, such as SoftLayer, will greatly expand the reach of our distribution for CloudLinux OS,” said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO of Cloud Linux. “The integration of CloudLinux into the SoftLayer platform will enable customers to achieve higher stability and security for their shared hosting needs.”

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a global network for secure, low-latency communications. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held infrastructure-as-a-service provider in the world with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 1.866.398.7638.

About CloudLinux
CloudLinux was founded and developed in 2009 to address the distinctive and specific needs of web hosting providers. The company headquarter is located in Princeton, NJ, and its development team composed of employees with appreciable proficiency in the hosting business is based in Donetsk, Ukraine. CloudLinux is a stable, privately funded company geared towards providing the ideal OS to make even the most intricate and divergent hosting needs more straightforward and less complicated. For more information about CloudLinux, visit www.cloudlinux.com.

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