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It is now possible to apply automated security patches to virtual servers, as well as physical hosts, without having to re-boot. CloudLinux announced today that KernalCare now supports Parallels Virtuozzo Containers making it easier to maintain the highest levels of security with real-time updates and ensure uptime since no re-booting is necessary. With KernelCare, patches are done automatically as soon as they become available, while the machine continues to run - no delay, no downtime. KernelCare checks every four hours for updates to the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers kernel and applies those as necessary to avoid vulnerabilities. KernelCare loads patches using one module for greatest efficiency with no impact on performance since updates take only nanoseconds. For example, on June 6 a major kernel vulnerability became known (local privilege escalation vulnerabil... (more)

Now, Update Linux Servers with No Downtime

With KernelCare, now available from CloudLinux, scheduled outages for security patches on Linux servers are now a thing of the past, giving organizations real-time updates. KernelCare automatically applies Linux server security updates without having to re-boot, freeing technical personnel from the laborious process that takes several minutes for every server, several times a year. "This is the equivalent of changing the engine on an airplane while it's flying," said Dan Olds, principal analyst, Gabriel Consulting Group. "I think this will be viewed as a no brainer purchase when ... (more)

Four Gaps in Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides an excellent public cloud pay-per-use infrastructure, but here are some gaps identified by Convirture, a supplier of management software for AWS, plus other virtualization and cloud platforms. 1- Inability to centrally manage all AWS accounts in one place. It’s not possible to configure networking resources such as elastic IP addresses, security groups, key management, block storage volumes and snapshots, from a single management console. 2- Lack of granularity in controlling user access so that it’s possible to apply the same access control ... (more)

Take a Free Test Drive to Manage Multiple Hypervisors and Cloud Platforms

Convirture is making it as easy as possible for people to try its management software for multiple virtualization and cloud platforms because it has learned that the easiest way to make people understand and appreciate the value delivered by its capabilities is to have them try it for themselves. The company is offering a fully-functional, 30-day trial of its flagship product ConVirt Enterprise Cloud, which is used by data center managers worldwide to cost-effectively manage multiple hypervisors and cloud platforms including VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM, Xen, Eucalyptus, Amazon EC2 and Op... (more)

Racemi Announces $10 Million Series C Funding

Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software, has closed a $10 million Series C round of venture financing. The round included new investors, led by Milestone Venture Partners, along with existing investors Harbert Venture Partners, and Paladin Capital Group. The funds will be used to further scale Racemi sales, services and engineering to meet growing demand for its cloud migration software, which automates the process of migrating workloads to public, private and hybrid clouds. "The increasing adoption of cloud computing presents a tremendous opportunity for Ra... (more)