Because nobody cares, because nobody uses it.
IBM is having a torrid start to 2022, including a lengthy period of "provisioning issues" in IBM Cloud around the world this morning. Today's upset kicked off at 0546 UTC, according to the company's status page, and continued throughout the morning, with Big Blue not flagging the problem as resolved until 1212 UTC. According …
File this under there's no such thing as bad publicity.
IBM has shown up in 2022 headlines more than AWS. With far too many headlines reading "<cloud provider> had an issue with <problem type>" the average person is inured to it. Being included in the raft of these headlines makes them seem like more of a cloud player.
In the IBM Cloud you can also rent x86 and Power machines.
Power still seems to be a highly competitive CPU architecture in terms of raw performance and they still invest in it.
Smart customers will not put all their eggs into the Amazon basket, but have multiple service providers. Then they cannot be blackmailed by one vendor.
Reminds me of a PC/Network support person a couple decades ago needed to acquire new computers to add to a network at a local hospital. He related that the IBM rep pitching his product proudly said something to the effect, "We know that standards are very important to you, which is why we keep updating them." Perhaps they changed the standards for their cloud.
Virtually every cloud provider has a disclaimer that your data is not guaranteed safe with them, but strangely enough, many of them have rather limited backup options other than downloading your data, which isn't feasible when you're talking about serious high-volume systems. Network interfaces are just too slow for the volume.
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