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Reference architecture overview

Reference architecture overview

The IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services provides three reference architectures that can be used as a basis for meeting the security and regulatory requirements that are defined in the framework. Learn about these reference architectures in the following table.

Table 1. Reference architectures for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services
Reference architecture Description
IBM Cloud® Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Built by using IBM Cloud® Virtual Private Cloud, which enables an enterprise to establish its own private cloud-like computing environment on shared public cloud infrastructure. The architecture has options for using one or both of IBM Cloud® Virtual Servers for Virtual Private Cloud and Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud®
IBM Cloud Satellite® Built by using IBM Cloud Satellite, so you can create a hybrid environment that brings the scalability and on-demand flexibility of public cloud services to the applications and data that run in your secure private cloud (such as on-premises).
IBM Cloud® for VMware® Regulated Workloads Built by using IBM Cloud for VMware Regulated Workloads, which is an extension of the VMware vCenter Server® offering. Its design extends and enhances the basic vCenter Server architecture to deliver a secure, high-performance platform.