SoftLayer Launches Ksplice Uptrack

June 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Ksplice Uptrack 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced it has added Ksplice® Uptrack to its wide range of available services. The powerful Linux operating system (OS) add-on enables kernel security updates to be installed on SoftLayer Dedicated Servers or CloudLayer® Computing instances in seconds, while systems are running with no reboot required.

“We’re excited to offer customers the advantages that Ksplice provides for managing their Linux systems,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Now, there is no need to delay updates to maximize uptime on your production environments. You don’t even have to reboot to set Ksplice up the first time.”

Ksplice Uptrack collects Linux updates from all major vendors, converts each into a rebootless update, and then publishes the updates to Ksplice Uptrack servers for seamless download and installation. Ksplice operates at the object code layer, enabling it to transform many traditional source code patches into hot updates with little or no programmer involvement. Key features include:

– Virtualization support for VMware®, Parallels® Virtuozzo, Citrix® Xen®, and more
– Compatibility with control panels and third-party kernel modules
– Rollback capability to instantly reverse any update
– Performance neutrality, not requiring a persistently running process
– Convenient browser-based tool for seeing if systems are up to date

In addition, Ksplice Uptrack servers are on the SoftLayer private network, streamlining installation for SoftLayer customers and using no metered bandwidth for installation.

Ksplice Uptrack can be ordered today for new servers at or for existing servers through the SoftLayer Customer Portal. Read more

Parallels Partners with Ksplice to Give the Hosting Industry its Weekends Back

February 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Partners with Ksplice to Give the Hosting Industry its Weekends Back 

Hosting BlogRenton, WA – Cloud services enablement leader Parallels now offers the leading server update product – Ksplice Uptrack – to customers of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Plesk Panel.  Ksplice Uptrack allows server administrators to install important operating system updates and security fixes without rebooting.

This is groundbreaking news for the hosting industry, where a typical server admin spends up to 30 hours per month updating and rebooting servers, often resulting in involuntary downtime. Ksplice Uptrack for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Plesk Panel reduces OS maintenance downtime virtually to zero and bolsters security. Ksplice has been optimized for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Plesk Panel, and only Containers allow for seamless patching across hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical node, delivering the full value of Ksplice Uptrack to service providers. Read more

Ksplice Launches Uptrack Service

February 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Ksplice Launches Uptrack Service 

Web Hosting ToolsCambridge, Mass. — Ksplice Inc. today announced the general availability of its Uptrack service, eliminating the need to restart Linux servers when installing crucial updates and security patches.

Based on technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ksplice Uptrack is a subscription service that allows IT administrators to keep Linux servers up-to-date without the disruption and downtime of rebooting.
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