back to article How's 2022 going for you so far? Hopefully better than it is for IBM Cloud

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 …

  1. matjaggard

    No comments

    Because nobody cares, because nobody uses it.

    1. breakfast

      Re: No comments

      I think it is very telling that your cloud can be down and pretty much nobody notices. IBM's relentless journey into complete irrelevance continues.

  2. HildyJ Silver badge

    Virtual Ink

    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.

  3. msobkow Silver badge

    Yeah, well, people do get fired for buying IBM nowadays...

    1. EricB123 Bronze badge

      Nothing Important Here

      Cassette Basic, anyone?

    2. GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

      We don't have the budget, given they only sell mainframes these days. I took VR in 2005, and kinda hoped I'd get to be the boot on the other foot, and grill some IBM salesperson, but now, working in a mid sized (5000 seats) organisation, there's nothing IBM make we'd want.

      1. fg_swe


        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.

        1. fg_swe

          Re: FALSE

          The same reasoning goes with Oracle; if you also have DB/2 in your company you can compare the offerings of these two vendors. That usually keeps them more honest.

          These days you can also rent DB/2 instances in the IBM cloud.

  4. Jakester

    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.

  5. Blackjack Silver badge

    So you need both cloud storage and offline backups? Redundancy is the word it seems.

    1. msobkow Silver badge

      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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