SoftLayer Launches Ksplice Uptrack

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) –  SoftLayer Technologies, the innovative provider of on-demand 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 www.softlayer.com or for existing servers through the SoftLayer Customer Portal.

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