January 6, 2023 By Steven Weaver 2 min read

We are pleased to announce that IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery is now IBM Cloud for Financial Services Validated.

IBM Cloud for Financial Services Validated designates that a service has evidenced compliance to the controls of the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services and can be used to build solutions that might themselves be validated. Through the shared responsibility model of the framework and the surrounding standardized processes, financial institutions and ecosystem partners get benefits like the following:

  • Less time spent demonstrating compliance and more time delivering innovative services.
  • Reduction in the time and effort required to ensure the compliance of third-party vendors, and more time spent delivering new, innovative services to customers.
  • Streamlined procurement, contracting and onboarding within the ecosystem that leads to reduced time to market for all parties.

Note that the IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery service is Financial Services Validated in the same regions as IBM Cloud for Financial Services.

Financial Services Validated solutions in the Cloud Catalog

Validated solutions are flagged in the IBM Cloud Catalog:

When development teams are creating new toolchains or modifying existing toolchains, Financial Services Validated tool integrations for Continuous Delivery are also flagged in the Add a Tool repository (available by clicking the Add a Tool button on the Toolchain Overview page):

Note: Although the Continuous Delivery and Toolchain services are designated as IBM Cloud for Financial Services Validated, this designation does not apply to all of the tools that you can integrate into toolchains.

The following tools and tool integrations are not Financial Services Validated:

  • The Git Repos and Issue Tracking component of the Continuous Delivery service.
  • Tool integrations for services in the IBM Cloud catalog that are not designated as Financial Services Validated.
  • Tool integrations for tools and services that are not owned and operated by IBM Cloud, such as third-party or customer-owned tools and services.

In addition, if the Financial Services Validated setting is turned on in your IBM Cloud account settings, you will receive a warning if you add a tool integration that is not validated to your toolchain:

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If you have any questions on the new capabilities, please reach out to the IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery development team by joining us on Slack.

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