VMware and IBM are widening the scope of their 20-year partnership to offer joint customers in regulated industries a secure path to hybrid cloud. Their plans include co-engineered cloud solutions that are aimed at helping companies in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public-sector to reduce the cost and risk placing mission-critical workloads in a hybrid environment.
“Roughly 25% of workloads within enterprises have moved to cloud,” said Hillery Hunter, an IBM Fellow and vice president and CTO of IBM Cloud. “That may be smaller than some people expect, but it’s an even lower number in regulated industries. Analysts have estimates as low as 5% to 13% for highly regulated organizations like banks. This means that modernization remains very much a timely topic.”