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Ksplice debuts zero downtime service for Linux

Feb 09, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Ksplice Inc. today officially launched its no-reboot patching service for Linux servers.

"The Cambridge, Mass., start-up has about 35 customers and several thousand servers using its paid Uptrack service, in which security and maintenance patches are automatically applied to Linux servers with minimal delay and no downtime, according to Chief Operating Officer Waseem Daher.

""From a customer point of view, it's seamless," he said.

"Most customers are Web hosting companies such as DreamHost, which has about a thousand Linux servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its close cousin, CentOS, Daher said."

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