Liquid Web Rolls Out KernelCare Rebootless Security Updates to 20K Managed Servers

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Liquid Web rolls out KernelCare rebootless security updates to 20K managed servers

We are committed to delivering the best solutions for our customers and, with that, we have come to consider KernelCare as an essential service.

Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that Liquid Web, a worldwide leader in managed web hosting, has partnered with the company to deploy its service, KernelCare, on 20,000 of its managed servers. This continues the trend of the service's adoption in data centers as it allows for the application of security patches without reboots, which can interrupt critical server functions.

Liquid Web currently represents the largest deployment of KernelCare in the managed hosting space in terms of licenses. Launched 2 years ago, KernelCare keeps Linux servers secure with all of the latest kernel patches, automatically, applied to the running kernel without downtime.

“We are committed to delivering the best solutions for our customers and, with that, we have come to consider KernelCare as an essential service”, said Joe Oesterling, Chief Technology Officer at Liquid Web. “As the Industry adopts KernelCare, it should eventually eliminate the concern of rebooting servers to apply security patches in most instances. The downtime that reboots cause is a disruption for customers, and nuisance for admins, that can be easily avoided with KernelCare. We’re moving closer to a time in which this type of disruption is no longer excusable.”

“Liquid Web has a reputation for maintaining the best performing Linux servers, and their roll out of KernelCare only attests to their commitment to delivering most highly available servers,” said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “KernelCare delivers a super-fast release of security patches for new vulnerabilities and we are very excited to be able to not only serve our part in maintaining updated kernels for Liquid Web, but also do it in a seamless way without disrupting customer’s websites and applications.”

KernelCare delivers virtually no performance impact during updates. It supports most popular Linux distributions including CentOS/RHEL/CloudLinux 5, 6 and 7, Xen4CentOS, OpenVZ & Virtuozzo, Debian 6, 7 and 8, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS, and Proxmox VE 3.x & 4.x.

To learn more about KernelCare, visit cloudlinux.com/kernelcare. To learn more about Liquid Web, visit liquidweb.com.

About KernelCare and CloudLinux

CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. KernelCare is CloudLinux's fastest growing product and provides automated kernel security updates without reboots for most popular Linux distributions. It ensures optimal performance and uptime by allowing hosting providers and enterprises to keep kernels up-to-date with all security patches while keeping servers online.

Visit http://www.CloudLinux.com for more information.

About Liquid Web

Liquid Web is one of the most successful and well-respected names in cloud and web hosting, worldwide -- ranking regularly among luminaries such as Apple, Costco, and Ritz-Carlton in 3rd-party brand loyalty and customer appreciation metrics. For nearly two decades, its reputation for delivering deep technical expertise through a broad array of high-performance servers and hosting products has been a perfect match for the needs of customers that rely upon the guaranteed storage and delivery of their web and cloud content. This has resulted in persistent growth, helping the company to be recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for the last nine years, running. All of Liquid Web’s managed products and services are backed by its renowned 24/7/365 Heroic Support®. The savvy displayed by its technicians across open-source platforms, cloud computing, storage options, security protocols and compliance solutions, drives consistent customer success. With over 30,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers.

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