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(Last Updated On: September 14, 2020)

Google Cloud expanded its confidential virtual machines (VMs) portfolio which offers encrypted services where users will be optimistic about their data not being revealed to cloud providers or their own insiders.

Confidential Computing will make this a possibility in the future and keep data encrypted in memory, and anywhere outside the CPU, as it gets processed.

The beta version of Confidential VMs had been announced in July, which was the first product in its Confidential Computing portfolio.

The second product soon to be in its portfolio is the beta version of “Confidential GKE Nodes.” 

When companies are looking for more options when they use Kubernetes clusters with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), this will give them that.

General Manager/VP of Engineering, Cloud Security, Sunil Potti said in a blog,”We’re also making Confidential VMs generally available. This capability will be available to all Google Cloud customers in the coming weeks and will include new features we’ve added during beta.” 

Corporate vice president, Data Center Ecosystem, AMD Raghu Nambiar said, “with AMD EPYC processors and Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing portfolio we are helping to keep customers’ data secure so they can feel confident that they can easily move their applications to the cloud”.

In order to additionally separate workloads and tenants from each other, as well as cloud infrastructure, memory encryption is used by Confidential VMs.

An easy-to-use option is offered, for lift-and-shift as wll as newer workloads, in order to safeguard the memory of workloads in Google Compute Engine.


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