Cloud Linux Inc. Releases LVE Wrappers, New Tools to Control CPU Usage For Individual Users and Programs on Dedicated Servers

Company: CloudLinux
Published: 20 May, 2010
Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, today announces the availability of LVE Wrappers, tools that let the server owner control the exact CPU usage for individual users and applications. LVE Wrappers are based on CloudLinux's Lightweight Virtual Environment technology that allows the administrator to control CPU usage on a server at the tenant or application level. LVE Wrappers allow the server owner to control resources for each application they run which gives them greater flexibility and stability out of the overall server infrastructure. The software is available to all CloudLinux subscribers.

The release of these innovative tools is further demonstration of Cloud Linux's promise to help service providers increase stability and control of the server environment for more efficient and profitable operations. CloudLinux invented the Lightweight Virtual Environment a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, I/O, memory) available to a specific process or customer. LVE isolate specific hardware resources in a lightweight container and prevents one tenant on a shared server from affecting others especially due to a sudden peak load from a single tenant.

With new LVE Wrappers, the server owner can start individual applications and daemons inside LVE environments, isolating resource usage for each program. That allows greater overall stability of the server, as one application cannot affect all the other applications running on the server. This is especially useful for servers running multiple applications. For instance, a dedicated server runs a variety of software, such as mail, MySQL and Apache, often at the same time. A spike in mail traffic or a bug in the anti-spam filtering could affect the web server and cause the website to slow down. CloudLinux lets the administrator have better control and make sure each daemon only gets the pre-set amount of CPU. The administrator now has the tools to alter the amount of CPU any application can get on the fly. With LVE, CloudLinux can deliver such unprecedented level of control while being transparent from the system administrator.

Hosting providers and companies who use dedicated servers will be able to benefit from this new offering. With CloudLinux, a server administrator can set the resource limit for CPU (I/O and memory usage limits to be released in the future). With LVE Wrappers, they can manage server resources at the application level giving them more granular and detailed control over resource allocation and management.

"LVE wrappers give system administrators an unprecedented level of control over the resources that services can use, without the overhead of fully blown virtualization. It provides a great level of convenience and control," said Igor Seletskiy, Cloud Linux Inc. Founder and CEO.

LVE wrappers reflect a continuing effort on the part of Cloud Linux Inc. to innovate in the space of application and tenant level virtualization and deliver tools that increase stability and Quality of Service (QoS) for shared hosting providers and dedicated server owners.