Although IBM acquired cloud infrastructure provider SoftLayer in July 2013, IBM continues to look for addtional software providers to make its newly acquired cloud
solutions more competitive with the competition Amazon, Microsoft, and other big rivals. SoftLayer provides both bare metal and virtual servers in one laaS
(infrastructure as a Service) implementation. What that means to you the customer is that your enterprise application has the best of both worlds. on one hand it gets
your performance dedicated hardware, and on the other it can you on demand provisioning to spillover bursts as an example. We will be following this new relationship
and keep you posted on the advancements as they come forward.