WP Engine unveiled some serious growth metrics today, as well as a new CEO and a rebrand of the site. The company is “at a tipping point” and looking to work with large enterprise clients.
SAN FRANCISCO — For interactive agency Canvas, switching to a single cloud hosting provider has made the company nimbler, faster, and able to take on projects it couldn’t easily tackle before.
There wasn’t a huge number of deals today, but the ones that there were, were big.
Less than two weeks after its acquisition by Facebook, Parse is announcing a new product. Parse is adding Parse Hosting to its suite of products that developers can use to be “server-free from beginning to end.”
Quick trivia question: Which U.S city hosts the most of the world’s million most-visited websites?
Secure cloud hosting company FireHost raised $10 million in its third round of financing.
Amazon’s repeated recent cloud outages are causing at least one customer defection. Dating auction site What’s Your Price is leaving Amazon for a Fiberhub, a web hosting company in Las Vegas.
A new report shows that most companies developed at Y Combinator, the much-watched Silicon Valley incubator known for both the geeky prowess of the startups it grooms and the Hollywood glitz of the investors it draws to its Demo Day events, launched on the cheap. The Y Combinator graduates, including much-discussed stars like travel site Hipmunk and online-storage service Dropbox showed a strong preference for cost-saving cloud-computing services for storage and processing and Web-based software like Google’s Gmail for internal communication.
Why did Amazon dump the leaked document site WikiLeaks? It wasn’t because of government intervention, or because WikiLeaks was facing denial of service attacks, Amazon’s Web Services team explained in an announcement this morning.
The popularity of Microsoft’s Windows Live Spaces blogs appears to have been greatly exaggerated.