Leading Security Features of AMD EPYC Processors Enable New Google Cloud Confidential Computing Family

Leading Security Features of AMD EPYC Processors Enable New Google Cloud Confidential Computing Family

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2020 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Google Cloud (Google Cloud) today announced the availability of Google Compute Engine on Google Compute Engine powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. EPYC processors’ leading security features go live in beta for confidential virtual machines (VMs).

As the first product in Google Cloud’s confidential computing product line, Confidential Virtual Machine enables customers for the first time to encrypt data in progress, not just at rest and in transit. Based on the N2D virtual machine family on Google Compute Engine, Confidential Virtual Machines provide high-performance processing for customers’ most demanding computing tasks and can encrypt the most sensitive data being processed in the cloud.

“Google Cloud believes that the future of cloud computing will increasingly shift to private encryption services, giving users the confidence that the confidentiality of their data is always under their control,” said Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Advisor. “To help customers transform, we Created Confidential Virtual Machine, the first product in Google’s cloud confidential computing product family. With advanced security technology in AMD EPYC processors, we have created breakthrough technology that enables customers to encrypt data in progress in the cloud, And unlock previously unachievable computing scenarios.”

Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business unit, said: “When enterprises move tasks to the cloud for reasons such as ease of management, scalability and cost reduction, they typically don’t migrate those More sensitive workloads: To enable customers to confidently move sensitive workloads to the cloud, AMD and Google have collaborated on the Google Confidential Virtual Machine, designed to take advantage of the leading security feature in AMD EPYC processors, Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to enable unified and consistent hardware-level security for applications and workloads in the cloud. AMD and Google are working together to help customers protect their data while enabling high performance for their workloads.”

Google’s Confidential Virtual Machine provides:

Real-time encryption of data in use: Google Cloud customers can leverage the leading security features of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and confidential computing cloud services to encrypt data in use, enabling breakthrough levels of cloud data protection.

Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV): AMD EPYC processors provide leading security features that encrypt virtual machine memory with a per-virtual machine-specific key generated and managed by the embedded security processor.

“lift-and-shift confidentiality”: AMD and Google benefit from simplifying the use of confidential computing, allowing customers to seamlessly migrate to confidential virtual machines without requiring any code changes to their applications.

High-Performance Virtual Machine: The Confidential Virtual Machine provides similar performance to Google’s N2D Virtual Machine based on high-performance 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

Driving innovation with AMD and Google

Confidential computing enables previously unachievable computing scenarios, including:

Multi-party computation: Ideal for scenarios where enterprises want to collaborate on private datasets while protecting data confidentiality.

Data Access and Confidentiality: Confidential VMs can limit the level of disclosure and access to data even in-process.

Thanks to the high performance and advanced security features of AMD EPYC processors, combined with innovative confidential computing technologies from Google, businesses can confidently share confidential data sets and collaborate on research in the cloud across geographies without worrying about competitors .

AMD EPYC processors power modern security-centric cloud environments

AMD EPYC processors power more than 120 virtual machines for cloud providers and colocation providers around the world, supporting multiple types of workloads including high-performance, general-purpose, memory-bound, and more.

At the same time, AMD also recently joined the Confidential Computing Consortium to promote security across cloud computing environments.

Confidential virtual machines are available to all GCP customers in the following GCP (Google Cloud Platform) regions, including: asia-southeast1, europe-west1, europe-west4, us-central1, and are available in beta for Google Compute Engine.

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