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Cloud.net mini experience no numbers

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    inthecloudblog Active Member

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    Guys I've tested cloud.net for a few minutes after I decided it would be better to let them know all the bad things they were doing.
    I've added 10 bucks to my account and started my adventure to try and have a nice provider who resells a Brazilian isp iirc called web plus which at the same time resells syt (. Com.ar).
    I did some pings to Cloudflare which also has presence at Cabase (where many local isps converge) and as expected their latency was just sick. Sub 1msec. I was sort of impressed.
    A bad thing is they don't provide Ubuntu templates not even after asking for them.
    I took the obvious route :CMM.
    I just started at my ssh and saw speed when it grabs a heavy file which is hosted at github and speed didn't ever passed the 60kb/s.
    At the same time I've opened another tab and wgeted a local isp with a 100 or 1gb test file and it saturated the 100megs port (which was said by the rep to be of 1gig which I never believed that would take place here, not at such prices).
    After seeing many glitches :from inserting the coupon code, to being said by support that I may have been downloading a file from a saturated place while the screenshot was a file hosted at github and so on I decided that the best I could do was think a bit.
    These guys are reselling in a "cloud" fashion something they clearly don't have control of as later on when I challenged the representative asking if he really thought that github was congested he admitted that the hypervisor may be saturated.
    I stepped down and I'm currently thinking of a way to fiddle with some fancy dns like awss to serve only locals from this pop as it's more than evident that what we call international bandwidth is a piece of crap.
    I do have to tell I've been using American and European vms for 13+ years and this is my first time locally.
     
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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for sharing. FYI github does have kind of slow downloads i.e. git clones sometimes during the day for some of my VPSes should could be some truth to it. But 60KB/s is too slow !
     
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    It was 48kb/s. I'll give it another spin and will bump the ticket to see if they've moved their arses.
    Also will do the bench test/s :the bidirectional up/down +some I think you already have coded and provide precise numbers.
    What ended making me feel like a dumb ass was that their billing panel said I used say 2 cents and they also sent me an invoice for 9.98.
    Prior to that they had a panel(if I were to destroy the instance) that said you remaining credit is... *calculating* left it some mins and they had a bug there too.
    Some things are not acceptable.
    IIRC they belong to onapp which sold 100tb.com, now owners of solusVM and Virt kick and can't make a proper panel?
    The lack of templates was simply absurd.
     
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    maybe too many cooks in the kitchen now ? :)
     
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    Cloud.net seems to be a one-man show?

    My experience:

    Slow servers (overselling?)
    None or very slow support replys,
    Unstable control panel - I.e. Multiple Servers stuck at build.
    Servers are deleted after 6 or 7 paid days without response,without refund
    (in case of build stuck).

    Or back to basics: Cloud.net is a kind of marketplace where buyers and sellers are brought together by Cloud.net.

    But who intervenes and who is responsible in cause of downtime? (hardware problems etc etc) Because it is a kind of market place. There is no direct contact possible with the supplier.

    For example in case of a hardware failure, because there is no direct contact, you need to send a ticket to Cloud.net, which often do not even respond within a week, and in their turn, they need it to forward to the owner (supplier).

    Not recommended.
    And that while Cloud.net has offered a personal discount of 50% on everything for a whole year.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ouch not good at all.. summary = avoid at all cost :)
     
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    Already spent 10 bucks. Hate to waste $ :/
     
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    You could use 10 bucks of server power to contribute to the: World Community Grid.
    "Your device's unused computing power can help scientists tackle cancer, HIV/AIDS, Zika, clean energy and other humanitarian issues."
     
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    Been doing lots of help for WCG with Boinc for XtremeSystems team. Even received freebies from American friends as we had VERY cheap power.
    Like second only to Venezuela. Sadly of on the guys ironically died from cancer. He was our team leader .
     
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    :( though work is for a worthy cause :)
     
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    oh crap it was Movieman ! I also knew Dave from XS - very sad :( I bought my dual Xeon E5-2650v1 cpus from Movieman back in July 2012.
     
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    Yeah! Dave was a great guy. He even called me all the way from the US to my cell phone when I was worried for a particular reason.
    Hell of a good guy.
     
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    Just very sad now i keep thinking about this :(
     
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    RIP
     
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    Dave achieved everything he decided he should do and made it in a big way.
    He was known for being super generous also.
    I'll see if I can crunch with an arm device (on his behalf).
     
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