back to article IBM's POWER cloud powers up almost a year later than promised

In March 2015 IBM's SoftLayer cloud operation announced it would start to offer bare metal servers running Big Blue's POWER8 chippery. IBM's press release, dated March 4, 2015, said the new offering was “due in the second quarter” and would see SoftLayer offer “bare metal servers run Linux applications and are based on the IBM …

  1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    It is live and being used

    For SPAM advertising various scams (mostly of UK origin).

    I had to blacklist Softlayer blocks on my servers as there is no abuse contact for them either.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      You know the old saying

      Pecunia non olet

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It is live and being used

    Google is your friend -

    Also looks like they took action to minimise ability to be used for spamming

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: It is live and being used

      That policy obviously is applied in a very "selective" manner. I was getting spam hitting my filters from them as recent as a week or two ago.

      As one of the other posters said: Деньги не пахнут (or the Latin equivalent).

  3. justincormack


    Nice to see they have redundant POWER supplies

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