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Enterprise Kubernetes company Heptio announced Wednesday it has raised $25 million in Series B funding to accelerate its growth and extend its services for hybrid cloud transformation beyond the Kubernetes project.
Heptio founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie created Kubernetes along with Brendan Burns while they were with Google. The company provides training, professional services, and products to integrate Kubernetes and related technologies with enterprise IT and reduce the cost and complexity of running them in production environments.
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Kubernetes, the open source container automation platform developed by Google, has become the industry's de facto standard for orchestrating and managing containers, according to the announcement.
"Kubernetes really speaks to systems engineers, but there is a huge body of work to do to make it truly accessible to engineers who don't necessarily have the time to ‘dig into' the details of the project," wrote McLuckie, Heptio CEO, in a blog post. "Upstream versions of Kubernetes remain inaccessible to many from an operations and accessibility perspective. It is still too hard to deploy a Kubernetes cluster, qualify whether it is conformant, and stitch it into the fabric of enterprise IT systems."
Heptio will use the capital to "dramatically scale" its team and launch new products to make Kubernetes more accessible to developers and operators.
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SolarWinds MSP announced Tuesday that it has acquired SpamExperts, an Amsterdam-based mail security solutions provider. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Founded in 2005, SpamExperts offers SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for IT service providers, including web hosts, MSPs, ISPs and telcos. In a statement, SolarWinds MSP says that SpamExperts will augment its SolarWinds MSP Mail offering, promising to provide more details in the next 30 days.
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In an email to partners, posted to the Web Hosting Talk forum, SpamExperts said that the acquisition will bring no immediate changes, only more opportunities.
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SpamExperts has been acquired by SolarWinds® MSP the leading global provider of comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions.
As you know, SpamExperts has provided SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for best-in-class MSPs, ISPs, telcos, and other IT service providers globally for more than ten years. SolarWinds MSP empowers more than 20,000 IT service providers worldwide with technologies to fuel their success. Solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation—both on-premises and in the cloud, backed by actionable data insights, help IT service providers get the job done easier and faster. SolarWinds MSP
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Palo Alto CA – Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that it has published a toolset for livepathing of user space software to GitHub. The toolset is released under the GPL2 license and allows software developers to develop and apply patches to their running software without the need to restart it. Similar to commercially available KernelCare service, which livepatches kernels for various Linux distributions, the LibCare toolset allows developers to live patch any software, as long as the source code of the software is available. This ensures that business-critical software with nontrivial update processes doesn’t require users to restart during an update. Perfect application of this technology is within databases, Web servers, libraries, virtualization technologies such as QEMU, and more.

“We often see vulnerabilities in QEMU or GLIBC that are not cured by a simple update and instead require a reboot or a substantial amount of work to make sure everything is updated and secure”, said Igor Seletskiy, chief executive officer at CloudLinux. “With LibCare, software developers can offer live user space patching to avoid downtime and security risks. There is nothing like that available on the market as open source, and we are excited to be able to offer this to software developers to make their applications more secure and more reliable for customers.”

The LibCare source code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/cloudlinux/libcare.

About CloudLinux and KernelCare
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. KernelCare, by CloudLinux, 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.

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Microsoft, a cloud services company, recently acquired Deis from PaaS company Engine Yard. The Deis platform will be used by Microsoft to help attract developers. It offers tools for application addition to containers. No financial details were released.

Deis is a San Francisco based company, while Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington. The goal of the acquisition is to make Microsoft Azure the best platform available for application development. Deis is an open source option with tools, such as Helm and Workflow.

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The control panel of your web hosting, is a web-interface to manage your account and hosting. Typically, the web hosting control panel gives the user access to such features as:

  • Visitor statistics;
  • Error logs;
  • A file manager;
  • Email accounts;
  • FTP users;
  • MySQL or another database, and phpMyAdmin (or similar) to administer the database;
  • Backups;
  • Disk space and bandwidth usage;
  • Security, anti-spam and anti-virus modules, such as SpamAssassin, password-protection of directories, virus scanner, IP deny manager, and leech protection;
  • Cron jobs;
  • Image manager;
  • One-click software/script installers.

Some of the more well-known web hosting control panels are:

  1. cPanel

    A Unix-based commercial control panel with a GUI interface. AQrguably, the most popular and widely-used control panel today.

  2. DirectAdmin

    Another proprietary hosting control panel with a graphical interface.

  3. Plesk (Parallels Plesk)

    Commercial hosting control software with a web-based interface.

  4. GNUPanel

    An open-source hosting control panel for Debian.

  5. Usermin

    A free web-based user interface for Unix-like systems.

  6. Virtualmin

    A website control panel in both open source and commercial versions.

  7. Webmin

    Opensource web-based control panel for Unix-like and Windows systems.

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