SoftLayer Web Hosting Implemented Ksplice To Avoid Reboots

One of the leading US based web hosting companies SoftLayer informed about implementation of the Ksplice software. Ksplice is Linux OS add-on, which allows to install OS patches without rebooting the server.

SoftLayer implemented Ksplice to avoid reboots
SoftLayer Web Hosting Implemented Ksplice To Avoid Reboots

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-09 – One of the leading US based web hosting companies SoftLayer informed about implementation of the Ksplice software. Ksplice is Linux OS add-on, which allows to install OS patches without rebooting the server. Its very important improvement for web servers when even few minutes of downtime could cost too much. So, from day to day more and more web hosting companies are implementing this unique software for their web servers.

According to press release, SoftLayer implemented Ksplice software for both its dedicated servers and Cloud hosting infrastructure. Such improvement allow to update OS without rebooting. All new customers can select Ksplice software solution along with order. Existing clients are able to request Ksplice through their control panel.

Here is what chief scientist of SoftLayer said about this improvement:
“We’re excited to offer customers the advantages that Ksplice provides for managing their Linux systems. 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.”

As one of the market leaders SoftLayer seeks to apply all improvements ahead the competitors. And same happened with Ksplice software. Not much big web hosting companies did that.

Turning back to Ksplice software, we can summarize following information.

Ksplice provides OS prebuilt and tested updates for the Red Hat, Cent OS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora Linux distributions.

It use following scheme. Ksplice application collects Linux updates from the major vendors such as Fedora and converts them into rebootless updates, then publishes them to its Uptrack servers to be downloaded and installed by servers running the OS add-on. The virtualization technologies such as OpenVZ and Virtuozzo are also supported.

Updates for Ubuntu and Fedora OS are provided with no charge, whereas other platforms are offered on paid basis.

3 month ago, Ksplice and Parallels announced that they had partnered to improve Ksplice software and distribute it over web hosting providers.

Web hosting provider, VEXXHOST, announced the addition of rebootless update technology, Ksplice, to all their servers

One of the leading international web hosting and domain registration provider, VEXXHOST, announced today the addition of Ksplice on all of their web hosting servers. Ksplice helps organizations around the world to upgrade and patch important security vulnerabilities and crucial updates on the servers’ kernel without rebooting the server, which results in decreased downtime.

GreatResponder.com – 2010-11-06 – One of the leading international web hosting and domain registration provider, VEXXHOST, announced today the addition of Ksplice on all of their web hosting servers.  Ksplice helps organizations around the world to upgrade and patch important security vulnerabilities and crucial updates on the servers’ kernel without rebooting the server, which results in decreased downtime.

“After a great deal of rigorous testing in our server development labs with countless hardware and software combination, we are proud to finally bring a new solid cutting-edge technology for our clients, Ksplice” – mentioned Nate Parker, lead system administrator and networking engineer at VEXXHOST, on their web hosting blog.

VEXXHOST’s enormous recent success comes from the utilization of the latest software and hardware technologies.  Ranging from the utilization of the latest Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) server hardware and storage systems, as well as Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) networking equipment.  Their entire datacenter infrastructure is fully virtualized using the latest Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) XenServer technology, which also powers one of the leading cloud computing platforms created by VEXXHOST.

Nate Parker also added “We hope that you see the service improvement and we look forward to introducing new features on our web hosting service. Also, be on the lookout, Rails 3 developers, we have some cool upcoming features” in the same blog post.

VEXXHOST offers a wide range of internet hosting services for personal and business hosting.  All of their products run on their fully virtualized cloud computing platform which allows customers to upgrade with no downtime.

About VEXXHOST Web Hosting:

VEXXHOST is a private debt-free company based in Montreal, Canada.  The strategic location of their datacenter located in a centralized location between the United States, Europe & western Canada allows for low latency and high transfer speeds.  VEXXHOST offers the latest enterprise and stable technologies to their clients at low cost.  Starting from shared web hosting, semi-dedicated web hosting, reseller web hosting all up until cloud hosting.  Their high quality service coupled with their affordable pricing makes them a high contender in a saturated market.