Why IBM Cloud?


One of the world’s largest operators of VMware workloads, with over 15 years of experience.


Right-size infrastructure and performance, with over 100 bare metal configurations.


The highest data security certification in the industry, with “keep your own key” (KYOK).

IBM Cloud for VMware Regulated Workloads

A secure, compliant automated deployment architecture demonstrated for financial institutions.

How it's used

Data center transformation

Data center transformation

Extend and migrate your virtual machines (VMs) to the cloud to consolidate multiple data centers, expand for additional capacity to address resource constraints, or replace aging infrastructure with the latest innovations in the cloud.

Disaster recovery and backup

Disaster recovery and backup

Easily stand up a disaster recovery or backup site in the cloud, without the expense and complexity of additional on-premises infrastructure. Take advantage of the geographic resiliency and security profiles built into IBM Cloud and its no-cost data transfer capability between IBM Cloud sites.

Workload security and compliance

Workload security and compliance

Offload security maintenance and access compliance measures through IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud offers the highest level of key-management encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certification and KYOK security, designed so only you can access your data.

Transformation and modernization

Transformation and modernization

Modernize your VMware workloads with Red Hat OpenShift. Improve business outcomes with new technologies like AI and blockchain, integrate existing VMware-based applications into a hybrid cloud strategy and innovate freely between containers and VMware VMs.

Case study

Additional resources

IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus

Modern data protection for virtual machines, databases and containers.

Veeam on IBM Cloud

Backup and recovery for your virtualized or non-virtualized workloads.

Zerto on IBM Cloud

Disaster recovery solution for your critical virtualized environments.


Helps protect workloads from cybersecurity and compliance risks.


Helps maintain the strongest levels of data protection, visibility and auditing.

Red Hat OpenShift for VMware

Helps maintain control of Kubernetes environments on premises and in the public cloud.

Learn the basics

Introduction to VMware

Get a cheat sheet on VMware and learn why it's a crucial part of many enterprises' IT infrastructures.

Virtualization explained

Virtualization is a process that allows for more efficient utilization of physical computer hardware.

VMs and containers

Learn how traditional VMs differ from containers.

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