“I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed.”—Lloyd Dobler
Valuation rumored to be in the $2-2.5 billion range. Interesting how the press releases are focusing so much on the “cloud” aspect… there’s speculation that IBM is attempting to compete with Amazon Web Services.
Odd that there’s little focus of SoftLayer’s traditional/managed hosting offerings. They’re huge and widely used. The last two places I worked both used SoftLayer (or their predecessor, The Planet) for hosting at one point or another.