|[February 09, 2011]
Parallels Partners with Ksplice to Give the Hosting Industry its Weekends Back
RENTON, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
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
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
"We are excited to partner with Ksplice to give the hosting industry its
weekends back," said Bryan Goode, VP, GM Marketplace at Parallels.
"Ksplice Uptrack is a proven solution that ends monthly reboots and lets
IT administrators stay up to date almost effortlessly. In an
increasingly competitive landscape, hosting companies need to ensure
their servers are available at all times while remaining profitable and
effectively managing costs."
Ksplice Uptrack is a subscription service that allows IT administrators
to keep Linux servers up to date without the disruption and downtime of
rebooting. Befor Uptrack, system administrators had to schedule
downtime in advance to bring Linux servers up to date, because updating
the central part of a computer's operating system - the kernel -
previously required rebooting the computer. Until a system can be
updated, it remains vulnerable to security flaws. By allowing IT
administrators to install kernel updates without downtime, Uptrack
dramatically reduces the cost of system administration.
"We're honored that Parallels has chosen Ksplice Uptrack to end reboots
on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers," said Waseem Daher, Chief Operating
Officer of Ksplice. "We're excited to expand our partnership with
Parallels, as many of our target customers are already partners or
associated with Parallels. Together, we will squash millions of reboots
Hundreds of the world's leading cloud computing providers, Web hosting
firms and enterprise installations use Ksplice Uptrack to update Linux
seamlessly, without disruption to customers.
"We deployed Ksplice Uptrack on thousands of virtual private servers
last year and never looked back," said Daniel Greene, Systems Architect
Temple. "Delivering our customers the highest level of security and
availability is critical to our business. With Ksplice for Parallels
Virtuozzo Containers, we see the best server configuration available for
rapidly and transparently delivering essential updates."
Ksplice Uptrack for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Plesk
Panel will be demonstrated at Parallels
Summit 2011, held February 22-24 in Orlando,
Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement
and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing
company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.
For more information, please visit www.parallels.com,
follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsPanel
or read the Parallels Cloud Service Provider blog at http://blogs.parallels.com/serviceprovider/.
Ksplice is an enterprise software company making reboots a thing of the
past. More than 600 companies and more than a hundred thousand
production systems use Ksplice Uptrack to make their Linux systems more
secure, reliable and maintainable with rebootless updates. Ksplice was
founded in 2008, based on research from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and is based in Cambridge, Mass. For more information,
please visit http://www.ksplice.com.
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