On October 8–10, 2019, KernelCare will be attending Arm TechCon 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center. KernelCare have been live-patching Linux kernels on ARM architectures for a while now, and we’re keen to keep spreading the word amongst the experts of the ARM world. We’ll be at booth #1238; you can book a meeting with KernelCare’s CEO, Igor Seletskiy, here.
Malicious actors are always on the hunt for vulnerabilities in operating systems, web applications, browsers, systems, and third-party software. Such vulnerabilities offer the easiest way to infect systems and breach security. Preventing and mitigating vulnerabilities before attackers can take advantage of them is a central part of what is termed vulnerability management.
The upward trajectory continues here at KernelCare. As an element of the wider CloudLinux suite of offerings, KernelCare are now an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).
On August 25th, Linux turned 28. It’s been a big 28 years for the OS with the penguin mascot.
KernelCare now supports automated live patching on Proxmox 6.
The widespread cloud migration of the past decade, and the attendant proliferation of VMs and containers, has made managing machines more complex than ever. DevOps professionals now have to run hundreds if not thousands of machines at once. To help them do their job, Configuration Management (CM) tools have been created. Through a process known as infrastructure as code (IaC) – where an IT environment is declared via a programming language – these allow DevOps teams to keep visibility into their server fleet, and deploy and take action at a mass scale. CM tools facilitate the execution of tasks on multiple servers at once, and one-click app deployment.
Organizations use services like VMware Cloud on AWS to deploy hybrid cloud service stacks and data centres. Its familiar vSphere operating environment makes it easy to migrate mission-critical services and applications. Building them on Linux yields versatility and a high ROI, but security and availability are harder to get. That’s because the Linux kernel needs constant patching, and that means downtime and waiting for reboot cycles. Live patching is a way of updating Linux kernels without stopping or restarting them.
Our upcoming webinar will explain what live patching is, how KernelCare does it, and how the technology fits neatly into the VMware Cloud on AWS operating ethic.