Free 2004-spec AS/400 pops up in the cloud
German hosting company thinks you might want to go back in time and Tweet
German hosting company Rechenzentrum Kreuznach has popped an AS/400 into the cloud, and anyone can use it for free.
Rechenzentrum Kreuznach asks would-be users to sign up for an account before you can access the cloudy relic, but says it will be online 24x7 and suggests one use might be the creation of a very unusual Twitter client.
Why is the company bothering? Rechenzentrum Kreuznach specialises in hosting vintage IBM kit. As its site says, “we will host everything - as long as it is an IBM AS/400, iSeries or IBM Power server”. That makes the free AS/400 a handy proof of concept. And a lot of fun for those so inclined. ®
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