Rackspace goes “Mosso” for developers

Stuff found on table at new Rackspace headquarters

Rob La Gesse is totally becoming a raving lunatic about Rackspace’s new “Mosso” hosting cloud.

This is a company the industry could easily underestimate for a long time. After all, it’s in San Antonio, Texas. What kind of technology ever gets invented in San Antonio, right? (Um, ask this guy, he was Vice President on the team that developed the Intel 8008 chip in the building where Rackspace is currently located, which was the first chip along the line that today is in our computers). Anyway, the point is that because Rackspace isn’t in Seattle or Silicon Valley that it is pretty ignored. It’s a huge mistake for its competitors to make.

Anyway, back to Rackspace and Mosso. Anyone else using it? Are your experiences the same as Rob’s?

Where’s Google and Microsoft in this cloud game in comparison?

65 thoughts on “Rackspace goes “Mosso” for developers

  1. We are thinking about leaving Mosso now. Our .NET application is in Alpha testing; low traffic. So every time we visit the site it has to “wake up”. It is on IIS7 and their new cluster with the rewrite module. We tried a keep alive cron job, but it only hits a few of the Mosso nodes. They told us today there is no way to keep a .NET application active unless you have constant real traffic that is hitting all of the nodes. The problem is, no-one has constant traffic from the start. This is a major issue with Mosso. They are pretty much unusable for .NET.

  2. We are thinking about leaving Mosso now. Our .NET application is in Alpha testing; low traffic. So every time we visit the site it has to “wake up”. It is on IIS7 and their new cluster with the rewrite module. We tried a keep alive cron job, but it only hits a few of the Mosso nodes. They told us today there is no way to keep a .NET application active unless you have constant real traffic that is hitting all of the nodes. The problem is, no-one has constant traffic from the start. This is a major issue with Mosso. They are pretty much unusable for .NET.

  3. As per many forum and reviews post, I would have to agree that Mosso is able to run both Linux and windows programming, however it is not considerably recommended for a windows platform.

    We will soon be testing Mosso’s platform in a Linux environment on http://www.busaking.com

    This is a high graphics, large file upload site and should gain about 5k – 6k customers a month. If anyone want’s to take a look at how a mid-size site does under speed tests…you are welcome to it.

  4. As per many forum and reviews post, I would have to agree that Mosso is able to run both Linux and windows programming, however it is not considerably recommended for a windows platform.

    We will soon be testing Mosso’s platform in a Linux environment on http://www.busaking.com

    This is a high graphics, large file upload site and should gain about 5k – 6k customers a month. If anyone want’s to take a look at how a mid-size site does under speed tests…you are welcome to it.

  5. This is a great thread. I’ve used mosso for a while but was hoping to load an excel file online that I could then edit (as well as others in my company)

    Was curious if anyone has head of http://www.dataweb.com

    They seem to offer that sort of platform feasibility but was wondering what you people though- if anyone has experience with them?

    Thanks!

  6. This is a great thread. I’ve used mosso for a while but was hoping to load an excel file online that I could then edit (as well as others in my company)

    Was curious if anyone has head of http://www.dataweb.com

    They seem to offer that sort of platform feasibility but was wondering what you people though- if anyone has experience with them?

    Thanks!

  7. I know this post was from the spring, but does anyone have any recommendations for something similar to Mosso. I used Mosso almost from the first month they launched until this past summer (left the company). Mosso was so easy to setup as a reseller, I never needed something like Plesk or CPanel (too complex for my needs frankly). Anyone have recommendations or should I just go back to Mosso?

  8. I know this post was from the spring, but does anyone have any recommendations for something similar to Mosso. I used Mosso almost from the first month they launched until this past summer (left the company). Mosso was so easy to setup as a reseller, I never needed something like Plesk or CPanel (too complex for my needs frankly). Anyone have recommendations or should I just go back to Mosso?

  9. we have hosted with mosso for the last 16 months. But if the current plan to switch to compute cycles isn’t corrected soon – we will be leaving. The way they are calculating them is either not accurate or something. It is different by a factor of about 10 from what they claim in their FAQ. I think they have a few more weeks or a lot of people are leaving.

    All of this of course before rackspace’s planned IPO.

  10. we have hosted with mosso for the last 16 months. But if the current plan to switch to compute cycles isn’t corrected soon – we will be leaving. The way they are calculating them is either not accurate or something. It is different by a factor of about 10 from what they claim in their FAQ. I think they have a few more weeks or a lot of people are leaving.

    All of this of course before rackspace’s planned IPO.

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