For both planned or unplanned downtimes by patching your systems when you need to.
Keep Your Business up and Running
With increased service availability by enabling your business-critical services to run without interruption.
Enhance Security & Compliance
By ensuring systems stay up-to-date with security patches and the capability to audit applied patches.
An example scenario: Here is a snapshot of a Linux kernel over 10 months as new security vulnerabilities (Common Vulnerability Exposures—CVEs) keep coming.
As a system administrator, you could be spending several man days each month applying patches, synchronizing the patches across all your systems and rebooting the systems. As each month goes by the unpatched CVEs continue to increase the security exposure.
You can avoid this scenario and stay secure by Live Patching the kernel each month when critical updates become available without interrupting your running applications.
Use Case: Virtualization Environment Running Oracle Database
SVHW uses Live Patching to maintain continuous uptime for its virtualization layer.
“Without Live Patching, we would be faced with bringing down all 40+ virtual machines each time we needed to apply critical patches—at least once a month.”
SVHW saves 2 days per month (24 days per year) in administration time managing & applying patches.
Use Case: High Performance SAP HANA Production Environment
Symmetry uses Live Patching and High Availability extensions to help drastically reduce downtime and maintain security.
“When you’re talking about a system running an SAP production platform, downtime is a bad word.”
SUSE just extended Live Patching to IBM Power Systems. Driven by customer demand, this is yet
Richard Fichera-Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester Research