Ever since I was first started working with IBM WebSphere DataPower I was looking around for someone that was offering access to a IBM WebSphere Datapower, I was looking around for someone that was offering access to an Internet-facing appliance that I could use for experimenting and learning. I never found such a service. My standing theory is that there are many other people that are interested in such a thing, but no one has offered due to the high cost of purchasing DataPower appliances-an understandable issue.
We’ve recently purchased several used appliances that I plan to use for offering such a service for non-production use. This means learning, experimentation, pre-sales work, and training (might be a good move for smaller shops that offer DataPower training, but need access to machines). I’ve got a small pilot program going already. Please contact us on www.rcbjconsulting.com, if you are interested in this service or would like to know more information.
Please note, this is ABSOLUTELY NOT for housing production systems. There is no SLA on this service that would satisfy a production system.