Every Saturday we gather the week’s top headlines in web hosting news and blogs, and share them with you.
This week in web hosting news, there was a lot of discussion around a SSHD rootkit in the wild, Rackspace lowered its cloud bandwidth prices to meet startup demand, and OnApp launched the latest version of its cloud platform with support for VMware clouds.
Platform as a service provider Heroku posted a lengthy update on Friday to its blog addressing the routing performance issues affecting Ruby on Rails applications running on its Bamboo and Cedar stacks.
Open source web server developer nginx announced on Tuesday it is offering support for the WebSocket Protocol with version 1.3 of its web server software.
Cloud hosting software provider OnApp announced on Wednesday the general availability of OnApp Cloud v3.0, its cloud platform for service providers. The new version adds support for VMware clouds, offers integrated SAN and a global CDN with new support for video on-demand and live streaming.
Managed and cloud hosting provider SingleHop announced on Tuesday it has launched SingleHop Public Cloud based on VMware cloud infrastructure technology.
Web hosting provider Hivelocity announced on Thursday that it has launched a new live order tracking feature within its myVelocity customer portal. With this feature, customers can follow the progress of their new order and watch live within the data center as their new server gets deployed.
Cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting said Friday it is dropping the price for its cloud bandwidth and content delivery network services by 33 percent.
New this week on WHIR blogs
The attack vector of a SSHD exploit affecting servers in the web hosting community is still unknown, two weeks after it was detected by a Web Hosting Talk community member.
Recently the Harvard Business Review published an article postulating the end of solutions sales – it got me thinking about how this impacts cloud companies. Since few cloud companies’ employ a solutions sales model today, you may ask why this is important at all. I suspect that the lack of solution-oriented sales functions (at cloud companies) has slowed cloud adoption for large enterprises.