Feeds

Free 2004-spec AS/400 pops up in the cloud

German hosting company thinks you might want to go back in time and Tweet

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

German hosting company Rechenzentrum Kreuznach has popped an AS/400 into the cloud, and anyone can use it for free.

Available here the machine is running V5R3 software that appears to have been released in 2004 and to have had support withdrawn in April 2009.

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. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.