Most central banks’ cloud services are software-focused

Operational environment is largely hybrid and public, while access to server is often domestic

A clear majority of central banks use cloud services to run software, the Fintech Benchmarks 2024 finds. 

Cloud services are software-focused across 62.2% of 37 jurisdictions. Some 56.8% say they use the cloud to access platforms, such as development environments. Both methods come ahead of data storage (45.9%) and AI tools (27%). Other (8.1%) forms of cloud services are the least considered. 

A few central banks say their forms of cloud are used for ‘software as a service’ solutions, cyber

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