February 7, 2020 By Janice Fischer 4 min read

As more and more enterprises begin moving their workloads to the cloud, they will need to ensure their data is secure and meets both the regulatory compliance and internal governance requirements.

In this video, I’ll explain how IBM Cloud provides the security, privacy, and compliance programs to address your needs around the world, regardless of what cloud environment you are operating in.

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Video Transcript

Data Protection and Compliance with IBM Cloud

Hi, I’m Janice Fischer with IBM Cloud, and I’m here to talk for a few minutes about security and compliance.

The 80/20 rule in cloud

Cloud computing is driving the global digital economy and really impacting every aspect of our clients’ business. And many talk about the fact that we’re in Chapter 2—but what does that mean?

Well, first—the easy part—the first 20% has already moved to cloud.

And the difficult part, the 80% ahead of us.

The importance of hybrid cloud

The second thing it really means is that we’ve long been talking about public cloud, but the fact is, the future with Chapter 2 is around hybrid cloud. Customer workloads at the enterprise class level will remain some in private cloud, some in public cloud, and some in legacy systems. And that’s because that’s just the right thing for the enterprise.

When you focus in on regulated industries, about 40% (the analysts tell us) will move to the public cloud. So, not everything will go there.

The two things you need when moving to cloud

Regardless of how much you are moving to the public cloud, there’s two things you need. One, providers who understand this hybrid world and don’t expect you to be in a very singular environment.

And the second is you need to expect cutting-edge security and compliance to support this era.

IBM is a trusted and secure provider

IBM has a long-standing history as a trusted and secure provider, but we do find that the industry, in general, doesn’t have the awareness of the fact that our commitment to compliance and security extends far into our private and public cloud offerings. We have and are investing heavily to bring security and clients right through to the cutting edge offerings that we have.

We are secure

So, what does that mean? One, we are secure. Evidence? We have invested in data—your crown jewels—as the trusted partner to really protect that full lifecycle of data on the cloud.

It also extends the fact that our legendary mainframe security has become available through our cloud. So that’s first—we are secure.

We are compliant

Second, we are compliant. We have the security, privacy, and compliance programs to address your needs around the world. Whether it’s international capabilities (such as ISO or SOC), regional (such as GDPR in Europe or FedRAMP in the United States), or industry-specific (processing credit card data or dealing with highly sensitive data and healthcare and financial services).

We are unique

Three, we have the unique combination that hybrid cloud requires. We have deep technical capabilities within IBM, recently strengthened by our acquisition of Red Hat who broadens our open capabilities as industry recognized leaders who help with this pivot between public and private cloud.

We have industry insights that our clients have leveraged for decades, and we have the compliance experts and offerings who really can help you deliver whether it’s a global, regional, or industry requirement.

IBM can be your trusted partner

So I have one simple message, IBM Cloud delivers for thousands of customers in dozens of industries. We’re purpose-built with controls for sensitive data at the edge right through to the cloud, we help customers with their compliance and regulatory obligations, and we have what you need to be the trusted partner on your digital transformation. 

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