My CloudatCost Wishlist



  • My top two things are....

    1. I was very clear labels (hostnames) that I set on the main console so that I can easily identify which server is which without looking in the notes. Once you have more than two or three, this gets pretty confusing.

    2. I want the server flavor labeled clearly so that I can just look at see which is a Dev1 or a BigDog, for example.



  • Well just figured out that Modify -> Rename changes the hostname. Doh! Sorry about that, biggest problem solved 😉



    1. A way to specify at setup that you do not want their 7 day shutdown runmode.

    The note on this is in the setup email, but I did not read it the first 3 times.



  • Took me a while to find that too 🙂



  • Anyone else notice this?

    "What about bandwidth?
    The launch special includes fixed amount of monthly data transfer. If you exceed 1 TB, we bill $0.01 (That's 1 cent) per GB for anything over the included amount."

    I'm wondering if this means eventually they will start charging all of us for bandwidth. Also is that 1TB of bandwidth monthly or lifetime?



  • @JaredBusch said:

    1. A way to specify at setup that you do not want their 7 day shutdown runmode.

    The note on this is in the setup email, but I did not read it the first 3 times.

    What is the purpose of that anyway?



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Anyone else notice this?

    "What about bandwidth?
    The launch special includes fixed amount of monthly data transfer. If you exceed 1 TB, we bill $0.01 (That's 1 cent) per GB for anything over the included amount."

    I'm wondering if this means eventually they will start charging all of us for bandwidth. Also is that 1TB of bandwidth monthly or lifetime?

    It says that it includes. So it sure sounds like the volume is included.


  • Vendor

    Hey Guys!
    Aman from cloudatcost here

    This is awesome feedback... this is exactly the feedback I love!

    We are working on redesigning the website and I will promise you all that anything you guys are having issues with in terms of usability or even on the back end, we will definitely look at them and find a way to do it better.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @JaredBusch said:

    1. A way to specify at setup that you do not want their 7 day shutdown runmode.

    The note on this is in the setup email, but I did not read it the first 3 times.

    What is the purpose of that anyway?

    I'm guessing if they are considering it a dev box why would it need to keep running all the time? Though instead of automatically setting this it should be one of the steps you walk through during the build.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I'm guessing if they are considering it a dev box why would it need to keep running all the time? Though instead of automatically setting this it should be one of the steps you walk through during the build.

    @AmanBhogal This certainly needs to be more clearly mentioned. The setting is very obvious if you poke in your control panel at all, but the notice about it is buried int he bottom of the welcome email you get every time you reprovision your server.



  • bah missed obfuscating a password. well doesn't matter this box has been reimaged anyway..



  • Have you noticed the password is in plain text on a batch file used to setup the windows boxes on the virtual cd rom drive?



    1. A way to snapshot your server, so that you can test changes and restore to a prior point in time.


  • @Danp said:

    1. A way to snapshot your server, so that you can test changes and restore to a prior point in time.

    I was wondering about that one too. That's a pretty huge feature. Snapshots and a simple means of transporting that snapshot offsite too (a simple download option is fine.) A snap and copy to another provider is great too (like "make a copy in S3.")



  • @Danp said:

    1. A way to snapshot your server, so that you can test changes and restore to a prior point in time.

    That is a big feature. Definitely would like to see that.



  • @Danp said:

    1. A way to snapshot your server, so that you can test changes and restore to a prior point in time.

    This would be a great add on feature.



  • And, of course, OpenSuse and FreeBSD offerings 🙂



  • Here's something that can be fixed. The word I circled should be "you're".

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  • @scottalanmiller said:

    And, of course, OpenSuse and FreeBSD offerings 🙂

    What about Upload your own temporary ISO? that might be asking for abuse though.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    And, of course, OpenSuse and FreeBSD offerings 🙂

    What about Upload your own temporary ISO? that might be asking for abuse though.

    No cloud provider offers that that I know. It causes a lot of complications. It's a nice idea, but not ultimately very practical.



  • @AmanBhogal Does cloudatcost offer 2FA?



  • No, have not see any two factor authentication.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    No, have not see any two factor authentication.

    Bummer. Good thing to add to the wishlist 🙂



  • I agree, 2FA would be nice to have. Maybe just something simple like Google's 2FA system?



  • Not high on my list, but I would like to see that too. I agree to Google, I use that already and like it.



  • However, here is a concern. As a company user, not an individual, 2FA would break the ability for other members of my team to log in and use the service too. Before 2FA can be implemented I think that multiple user support has to be.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    However, here is a concern. As a company user, not an individual, 2FA would break the ability for other members of my team to log in and use the service too. Before 2FA can be implemented I think that multiple user support has to be.

    Why? as long as the 2FA is tied to your logon you should be fine.
    Any reason they can't create multiple logons to the servers your company buys?



  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    However, here is a concern. As a company user, not an individual, 2FA would break the ability for other members of my team to log in and use the service too. Before 2FA can be implemented I think that multiple user support has to be.

    Why? as long as the 2FA is tied to your logon you should be fine.
    Any reason they can't create multiple logons to the servers your company buys?

    Because 2FA only works for one user (normally.) If you have Google, Aladdin, SafeWord, RSA ID, etc. you have to physically have a device. If I have that with me and Art or Greg need access to the account.... what do we do?

    Most cloud services don't offer multiple users, it's a problem. Rackspace is the same way and it is crippling. You have to use shared accounts for cloud access!!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    However, here is a concern. As a company user, not an individual, 2FA would break the ability for other members of my team to log in and use the service too. Before 2FA can be implemented I think that multiple user support has to be.

    Why? as long as the 2FA is tied to your logon you should be fine.
    Any reason they can't create multiple logons to the servers your company buys?

    Because 2FA only works for one user (normally.) If you have Google, Aladdin, SafeWord, RSA ID, etc. you have to physically have a device. If I have that with me and Art or Greg need access to the account.... what do we do?

    Most cloud services don't offer multiple users, it's a problem. Rackspace is the same way and it is crippling. You have to use shared accounts for cloud access!!

    You could create 2FA at the OS level in your cloud instance as you can add more users. They just wouldn't have access to the control panel



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    However, here is a concern. As a company user, not an individual, 2FA would break the ability for other members of my team to log in and use the service too. Before 2FA can be implemented I think that multiple user support has to be.

    Why? as long as the 2FA is tied to your logon you should be fine.
    Any reason they can't create multiple logons to the servers your company buys?

    Because 2FA only works for one user (normally.) If you have Google, Aladdin, SafeWord, RSA ID, etc. you have to physically have a device. If I have that with me and Art or Greg need access to the account.... what do we do?

    Most cloud services don't offer multiple users, it's a problem. Rackspace is the same way and it is crippling. You have to use shared accounts for cloud access!!

    Wow, that sounds like a HUGE flaw! How do you know does what? In something as critical as cloud services to be without this basic security logging seems unthinkable!