Choopa sends out Vultr to drown in the DigitalOcean

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by drmike, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    So Choopa has dropped a new product called Vultr.com, it's attempt to compete directly with DigitalOcean.

    A side-by-side comparison of vultr.com and digitialocean.com show a lot of similarities.  A total ripoff if I may say so myself.

    The bottom end package 512MB, 20GB disk and 1TB transit is an identical $5 from each company.   The similarities remain across all the other plans, a wholesale ripoff by Choopa, aka Vultr.com...  Only difference is Choopa/Vultr undercuts DigitalOcean by $5 here and $10 there depending on the plan.

    This has to be one of the worst named and highly ripped off like-brands I've ever seen.  

    What do other folks think?  Interesting seeing Choopa competing with VPS companies now --- companies they until now have sold a decent number of servers and colo to....
     
  2. kaniini

    kaniini Beware the bunny-rabbit! Verified Provider

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    I'm not terribly worried about it.  Gimped APIs and being strongly in the DigitalOcean space means the type of customers I work with aren't going to be using it.

    that said: it is amusing that someone else is demonstrating there isn't anything at all magical about DigitalOcean's business model by replicating it in tons of locations.
     
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  3. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Vultr is not thin provisioned RAID5 like DO. I think that pretty much sums up the difference between them.
     
  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    What is Vultr using then disk solution wise?   
     
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  6. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    It is indeed a rippoff but the locations are not bad at all:


    (EU) Frankfurt, DE fra-de-ping.vultr.com
    (EU) Amsterdam, NL ams-nl-ping.vultr.com
    (EU) Paris, France par-fr-ping.vultr.com
    (EU) London, UK lon-gb-ping.vultr.com
    New York / New Jersey nj-us-ping.vultr.com
    Chicago, Illinois il-us-ping.vultr.com
    Atlanta, Georgia ga-us-ping.vultr.com
    Seattle, Washington wa-us-ping.vultr.com
    Dallas, Texas tx-us-ping.vultr.com
    (Asia) Tokyo, Japan hnd-jp-ping.vultr.com
    Los Angeles, California lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com
    (AU) Sydney, Australia syd-au-ping.vultr.com

    And there is free DDoS:


    Note: Primary locations include free DDOS protection
    Primay Location
    New York / New Jersey
    Primay Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Primay Location
    (EU) Amsterdam, NL

    But only 4 OS templates:

    Code:
    Operating Systems:
    CentOS 6 x64
    Ubuntu 12.04 x64
    Ubuntu 12.10 x64
    Ubuntu 13.10 x64 
    
     
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  7. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    What a horrible name.

    Ask me  later, after I sleep what that 'new digitalocean competitor' is.... I'll have forgotten it.
     
  8. joepie91

    joepie91 New Member

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    No Debian?!
     
  9. Zigara

    Zigara New Member

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    I decided to try them out and am shocked.

    I signed up for an account and logged in and was greeted with:

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    kYsFYEt.png

    That is not my virtual machine, nor is that my closed ticket. The billing information page also shows a part of the person's VISA number.

    I had a friend sign up and he got 2 different vm's and their support tickets as well.
     
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  10. BeastVM_Aaron

    BeastVM_Aaron New Member

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    I saw lots of threads about digitalocean's life time.. It seems what they told is going to happen :)
     
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  11. imperio

    imperio New Member

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    Vultr and gameservers.com are using same locations.If they are using also same billing database that's an epic fail.
     
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  12. Patrick

    Patrick INIZ.COM Verified Provider

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    Same owners.
     
  13. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Whoa daddy!  Seeing other folks tickets and payment info.   That's epic #failing.

    I'll wait until the dust clears on this offer.   They were doubling your money, but heck, that might mean someone else's account/money from what we are seeing :)
     
  14. rm_

    rm_ New Member

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    I signed up and not seeing anyone's servers, payment info or tickets. Maybe they fixed it now?
     
  15. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Yep I saw the same thing as Zigara.  Pretty shocked.  Saw another person's server too.  
     
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  16. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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    Nice locations, lame rip-off of DO design, horrible pixelated/distorted "limited promo" banner. Et cetera. I have not deployed any server with them yet (if I ever will). Ya, epic #fail with regard of seeing other people's billing information and tickets, but I did not get any of that. Maybe somebody can see my information now :lol:
     
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  17. eva2000

    eva2000 Active Member

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    deal breaker = security

    that and affiliate link just leads to banners with no affiliate tracking LOL
     
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  18. tuguhost

    tuguhost New Member

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    still prefer DO, since they have singapore location.

    and i also have bad experience with chopa in the past
     
  19. Taronyu

    Taronyu New Member

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    Is there anymore information available about that DDoS protection? (Amsterdam)
     
  20. notFound

    notFound Don't take me seriously! Verified Provider

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    Slightly better than DO, but still no where near like what a 'real cloud' should be, no automatic failover, no snapshots or such, only two OS choices.. Non primary locations being single homed. Not amazing by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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