Nexcess Adopts Ksplice Uptrack “Rebootless” Technology

Nexcess Adopts Ksplice Uptrack “Rebootless” Technology

Nov 30

  • Created: Nov 30, 2010 10:00 PM

Ksplice Uptrack
Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1, 2010 — Nexcess, a leading provider of shared, dedicated, and eCommerce web hosting services, announced it has adopted Ksplice’s Uptrack “rebootless” Linux technology, bringing its customers a new class of best-of-breed server offerings.

Starting immediately, Ksplice Uptrack will be included with every one of Nexcess’s managed dedicated servers and all of Nexcess’s Magento offerings at no extra charge. “At Nexcess we’ve always focused on superior hosting, and Ksplice was an obvious choice for delivering superior service to our customers,” said Chris Wells, CEO of Nexcess. “Now our customers can obtain top-notch security without compromising availability – which is especially important during the holiday season” he said.

“Ksplice Uptrack delivers levels of security and availability that far exceed what’s generally available,” said Waseem Daher, Ksplice’s chief operating officer. “We’re pleased to work with Nexcess to serve their Linux hosting customers better.” Ksplice’s technology allows IT administrators to keep Linux servers up-to-date and secure without the disruption and downtime of rebooting.

In 2009, major Linux vendors asked their customers to install a kernel update more than once per month. Before Uptrack, each occasion required an administrator to schedule downtime to apply the update. Until a system can be updated, it remains vulnerable to security flaws. By seamlessly installing kernel updates, Uptrack dramatically reduces the overhead of system administration, dramatically boosting uptime and security.

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About Nexcess: Nexcess.net provides the horsepower behind the Internet’s hottest sites. Nexcess offers a variety of custom/complex hosting solutions with specializations in e-commerce, high-profile and high-traffic sites. Nexcess is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Data Centers in Dearborn, MI and Southfield, MI (opening Q1/2011). For more information please visit http://www.nexcess.net or call 866.639.2377.

About Ksplice: Ksplice is an enterprise software company making reboots a thing of the past. Organizations use Ksplice Uptrack, the company’s first product, to make their Linux systems more secure, reliable and maintainable through seamless updates. Ksplice was founded in 2008, based on research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2009, the Wall Street Journal named Ksplice the most innovative security company of the year. Ksplice is based in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit http://www.ksplice.com.