Cloudatcost



  • So I see alot of people trying Cloud at cost. I was just wondering how it is going for everyone? Looking around the web, all I see is people having issue with cloud at cost. Alot of people on twitter are complaining, there is even a web page Cloudatacost with one man's struggle and some fan art below.

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  • Well it is pretty early yet but no showstopping issues. And CloudatCost is watching and soliciting feedback very strongly here which is a great sign. It's a nascent service from an established vendor, so I'd expect some bumps along the road.

    I've had several setup issues with the initial box builds failing in a couple different ways (probably all one way but with it showing up a few different ways.) But those are minor, you just hit the rebuild till it works. Haven't seen an issue yet once it is built. So "pre-build" issues only cause a small delay in getting an initial system set up, which to me is minor. Should be addressed, sure, but it's minor as it does not impact running production.

    But it is early yet, testing is just getting started.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Well it is pretty early yet but no showstopping issues. And CloudatCost is watching and soliciting feedback very strongly here which is a great sign. It's a nascent service from an established vendor, so I'd expect some bumps along the road.

    I've had several setup issues with the initial box builds failing in a couple different ways (probably all one way but with it showing up a few different ways.) But those are minor, you just hit the rebuild till it works. Haven't seen an issue yet once it is built. So "pre-build" issues only cause a small delay in getting an initial system set up, which to me is minor. Should be addressed, sure, but it's minor as it does not impact running production.

    But it is early yet, testing is just getting started.

    Thanks for the update @scottalanmiller . I currently use digitalocean and (knock on wood) have never ran into any issues. The price that cloudatcost offers is really attractive and makes me want to switch, but I don't want to jump on board if its going to cause me headaches.



  • @scottalanmiller Do you know if they have 2FA?



  • @lance from my testing I wouldn't use it for much anything outside of dev/testing or personal sites. The network performance is a bit sporadic for me.



  • @thecreativeone91 Good to know. Thanks!



  • Anyone else having issues getting on the Cloudatcost admin panel or your hosted server?



  • Yes... seems like their entire system is down. 😞



  • Yes, and now I am glad I moved to Digital Ocean.....





  • @Hubtech Thanks I will keep an eye on the twitter feed. I know they have a small team but it would be nice to email customers when they have an issue. I don't have anything important on there so it isn't a big deal.



  • The honeymoon is over!



  • Ok... so at least this helps me verify that monitor.us still works after injecting CloudFlare into the mix.



  • They are now reporting it's an upstream provider.



  • Means they need a more resilient network of providers.


  • Vendor

    Hey Everybody!

    Aman here from Cloudatcost.

    As many of you already know, we are currently having an issue with an upstream provider at our data center. Our technicians are working on this.

    I will keep you all updated with any information I receive.



  • @AmanBhogal said:

    Hey Everybody!

    Aman here from Cloudatcost.

    As many of you already know, we are currently having an issue with an upstream provider at our data center. Our technicians are working on this.

    I will keep you all updated with any information I receive.

    Thanks for letting us know Aman, in the intro video you posted a bit ago it mentioned you had redundant upsteam providers. Did something not flip over correctly?



  • Any status on the failover? Why did one carrier bring down the entire business?



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    Any status on the failover? Why did one carrier bring down the entire business?

    It's still down http://mangolassi.it/topic/4116/cloudatcost-currently-offline/50?page=3



  • I was wondering about feedback on why a single ISP failure took down the entire cloud rather than failing over to another ISP. I would expect a few seconds disruption and slower performance, not an outage from just Rogers being offline.



  • I see the SBC Global link has started responding again, sounds like that is the start of repairs getting done.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I see the SBC Global link has started responding again, sounds like that is the start of repairs getting done.

    With this much wide spread outage I'm wondering if it was an attack on the backbones rather than someone cutting fiber



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see the SBC Global link has started responding again, sounds like that is the start of repairs getting done.

    With this much wide spread outage I'm wondering if it was an attack on the backbones rather than someone cutting fiber

    That certainly seems possible.



  • Rogers is stating that the issues are power related.

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  • But it appears that the outage is spreading east. Maybe the outages are not related?

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  • Dunno, I'd be surprised if they didn't have both UPS and large Natural Gas (connected to underground lines so little limit on run time) Generators on the backbone.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Dunno, I'd be surprised if they didn't have both UPS and large Natural Gas Generators on the backbone.

    One would sure hope. Although if they had an issue post-UPS, like a short or a fire, it could cause a power-based outage even with those things in place. But that would be pretty dramatic.

    But I agree, an extended outage like this suggests that this is a cover up and not what actually happened.



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    I was wondering about feedback on why a single ISP failure took down the entire cloud rather than failing over to another ISP. I would expect a few seconds disruption and slower performance, not an outage from just Rogers being offline.

    Looks as though they tried to go to a backup this morning. No updates in a very long time.

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  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I see the SBC Global link has started responding again, sounds like that is the start of repairs getting done.

    With this much wide spread outage I'm wondering if it was an attack on the backbones rather than someone cutting fiber

    Probably what happened was that the BGP route to [email protected] was dropped, hence the rest of the network gave up on trying to get it to the destination. This happens when a published route path goes down, e.g. fiber cut into the locale. That's why we were seeing it drop within our own ISP's network, because there was no published route to them. Once the circuit was back up, the BGP routing was fixed and it sent the traffic onto the backbones.

    Although I'm seeing the same thing right now on TWC, haven't checked AT&T.