Why IBM Cloud?

Isolated workloads with dedicated bare-metal servers — IBM Cloud™ offers versatile configurations to meet exact workload needs.

Banks must remain compliant with ever-changing global, industry and regional regulatory requirements. IBM Promontory® provides powerhouse regtech capabilities for financial services clients.

IBM is the only cloud provider using highest-level encryption certification (FIPS 140-2 Level 4) and keep your own key (KYOK) with dedicated hardware security module (HSM). You and only you have access to your data.

Royal Bank of Scotland and IBM

A bank-issued mortgage is oftentimes an essential ingredient in the dream of owning a home. But as regulations, products and processes evolve, issuing and obtaining a mortgage can be complicated. Banks are tasked with being able to access and apply accurate policy information to each customer’s unique needs in real time, throughout the home buying process.

Together with IBM, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is solving that problem with a plan for digital mortgage support.

The first financial services-ready public cloud

IBM has designed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud for financial institutions to unlock the speed and innovation of the public cloud, while helping to address their regulatory compliance, security and resiliency requirements. With trust and confidence in a secured public cloud, banks and their partners can focus on delivering new operating and business models, in addition to services that delight their customers.

Built on the IBM Cloud, the financial services-ready public cloud will offer clients all the benefits that are available today — an open, secure and enterprise-grade environment — to support financial workloads no matter what stage in the journey to cloud clients are in.

Get started today by moving your mission-critical workloads to the IBM Cloud, and stay tuned for exciting news as IBM works toward making the first financial services-ready public cloud available to clients.


IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services

KYOK security with dedicated HSM gives you robust data encryption.

Bare-metal servers

The server and its resources are dedicated to your single-tenant use and hosted on the IBM Cloud network.


Maintain your on-premises infrastructure, while quickly and securely benefiting from the scalability and availability of public cloud.


Promontory fields anti-money-laundering compliance and the risks around financial crimes and fraud. (link resides outside IBM)


Whether you’re facing regional, global or industry PCI compliance, IBM Cloud helps you meet those mandates.

IBM Security

Leverage market-leading data protection of data at rest, in motion and in use with only you in control.

IBM Virtual Private Cloud

Create a secured and logically isolated space on the IBM public cloud, with the scalability and agility of public cloud.

Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud

Use this service for fully managed OpenShift clusters on a highly scalable and reliable cloud.

IBM Cloud Migration Services

Take full advantage of the experts in migrating heritage workloads to the cloud.

Financial services sector cloud architecture overview

This tutorial walks you through how the design extends and enhances the basic VMware vCenter Server architecture to deliver a secure, high-performance platform. Clients are able to run both classic virtualized workloads and containerized applications with the addition of OpenShift.