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Mosso Outage Today – Keeping it Real

By John | March 5, 2008

This blog site was down for about 20 minutes today.  It looks like Mosso lost a MySQL cluster this morning.  That was not cool.  Just keeping it real, I had Amazon EC2 for 90 days and I had zero outages.  However, I am still a fan of Mosso due to their ability to handle spikes in traffic and their ease-of-use.  If I was on EC2 last week my Apache and MySql servers would have crashed hard.

Hopefully this was an isolated glitch but I do have some concerns.

Topics: amazon, cloud computing, ec2, mosso, utility cloud computing | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Mosso Outage Today – Keeping it Real”

  1. Gilbert Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    They have a system status feed over at

    which I follow even though I’m not a customer yet. I’m looking to switch over to them in a couple of months and find it useful for getting a feel for how they perform.

  2. Mosso Reseller Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Mosso too expensive? If anyone is interested in sharing the cost of Mosso with me, I’d be willing to set you up with one (or a few if needed) of the client accounts for a good price. Just need a few people to help offset my costs. I’m thinking $10 for me, plus the set fees at Mosso (for example, $5 for 100mb of MS SQL, etc). I can be flexible with price depending on what you’re looking for. I’m willing to set you up with unlimited email boxes and databases since they’re free anyway!

    Please contact me at MossoReseller at if you’re interested.