(The Hosting News) – Dedicated and cloud server customers of hosting provider SoftLayer will now have the choice of using the CloudLinux OS thanks to an agreement announced by the companies on Monday.
The CloudLinux operating system comes specifically designed for hosting companies and features of the OS as emphasized by CloudLinux include improvements in the areas of server stability and density.
Discussing the matter in a press release, SoftLayer Director of Product Innovation Marc Jones said the move gives his company the ability to help SoftLayer’s clients “get the most out of every server through improved performance, greater virtualization density and management efficiency.”
The agreement itself provides SoftLayer’s share hosting clients with the option of purchasing CloudLinux servers for operation within the web hosting provider’s data center facilities.
CloudLinux CEO Igor Seletskiy referred to the partnership as a “significant milestone,” saying that it would “greatly expand the reach of our distribution for CloudLinux OS.”
SoftLayer’s offerings include a dedicated server line that provides single, dual and quad multi-core processors among other types of servers. In addition to that, the company provides managed hosting.
The addition of the CloudLinux OS by SoftLayer arrives a month after the hosting company unveiled SoftLayer Flex, a service that gives users the ability to capture and replicate the environments of cloud systems.
Meanwhile, CloudLinux has kept busy expanding the availability of the company’s hosting-based operating system. In late December, CloudLinux announced that web host JaguarPC had implemented its operating system throughout its services. For more information regarding the matter, view a press release by CloudLinux here (cloudlinux.com).