Linux Updates without Rebooting

Oracle Purchase Linux Company Ksplice

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle plan to make Ksplice technology standard feature of Oracle Linux Premier Support.

Oracle have purchased Ksplice Inc, the company
behind software that allows Linux kernel updates without rebooting.
According to the announcement, Oracle will make the Ksplice
technology a standard feature of Oracle Linux Premier Support, and
customers are expected to be able to introduce and remove
diagnostic patches, without business disruption, thanks to the
Ksplice technology. Ksplice technology is also expected to improve
the uptime of Oracle Linux based environments. Oracle Linux premier
support customers will receive access at no additional cost to
their subscription.

“System administrators are forced to choose between known best
practices and added operational costs when administering Linux
updates,” said Jeff Arnold, CEO of Ksplice Inc.
“Ksplice’s technology will be able to take Oracle’s kernel updates
and transform them into zero downtime updates that provide
always-accessible systems with no reboot necessary. This results in
improved system availability and security as well as reduced
operational costs for the customer.”

Oracle has no plans to support the use of Ksplice technology
with SUSE Enterprise Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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