AMD Expands Confidential Computing Presence on Google Cloud

3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors enable enhanced security offerings for Google Cloud N2D and C2D VMs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced new Con­fi­den­ti­al vir­tu­al machi­nes (VMs) on the exis­ting the N2D and C2D VMs on Goog­le Cloud, all powe­red by AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors. The­se VMs extend the AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor port­fo­lio of Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting on Goog­le Cloud with the per­for­mance of 3rd Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors in com­pu­te-opti­mi­zed VMs.

A key Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting com­po­nent pro­vi­ded by AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors is AMD Secu­re Encryp­ted Vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on (SEV), part of AMD Infi­ni­ty Guard. This advan­ced hard­ware-based secu­ri­ty fea­ture encrypts full sys­tem memo­ry and indi­vi­du­al vir­tu­al machi­ne memo­ry as well as iso­la­ting the VM memo­ry from the hyper­vi­sor, without dra­ma­ti­cal­ly impac­ting per­for­mance. With the expan­si­on of Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting in N2D and C2D VMs, Goog­le Cloud cus­to­mers now have access to advan­ced hard­ware enab­led secu­ri­ty fea­tures powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors that will help pro­tect sen­si­ti­ve, wide-varie­ty workloads.

AMD has worked col­la­bo­ra­tively with Goog­le Cloud and Google’s secu­ri­ty experts to pro­vi­de cus­to­mers access to advan­ced secu­ri­ty tech­no­lo­gy while still achie­ving high per­for­mance in their workloads,” said Lynn Comp, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent, Cloud Busi­ness Unit, AMD. “With 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors powe­ring the new con­fi­den­ti­al com­pu­ting offe­rings from Goog­le Cloud, cus­to­mers can con­ti­nue to enjoy the gene­ral pur­po­se and com­pu­te opti­mi­zed workload capa­bi­li­ties they’ve had from Goog­le Cloud, all while fee­ling con­fi­dent in the secu­ri­ty of their data.”

By pro­vi­ding our cus­to­mers with advan­ced secu­ri­ty tech­no­lo­gy from 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, we’re not only deli­vering more per­for­mance, but also opti­mi­zing Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting for more types of workloads,” said Nel­ly Por­ter, Group Pro­duct Mana­ger, Goog­le Cloud. “At Goog­le Cloud, we belie­ve that con­ti­nuous­ly inves­ting in emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies like Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting with part­ners like AMD will help us address our cus­to­mers’ most pres­sing pri­va­cy concerns.”

Con­fi­den­ti­al N2D and C2D VMs with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors:

  • Enab­le AMD SEV, which keeps VM memo­ry encryp­ted with a dedi­ca­ted per-VM instance key that is gene­ra­ted and mana­ged by the AMD Secu­ri­ty Processor.
  • The abi­li­ty to run workloads without dra­ma­ti­cal­ly impac­ting per­for­mance com­pa­red to stan­dard VMs, all while enab­ling robust pro­tec­tion capa­bi­li­ties against attacks ori­gi­na­ting in other VMs, on the same phy­si­cal host, as well as from the hyper­vi­sor itself.
  • One-click imple­men­ta­ti­on of Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting on 3rd Gen EPYC CPU powe­red N2D and C2D VMs with no code changes
  • Simp­le upgrading to Con­fi­den­ti­al N2D VMs with the latest hard­ware by sim­ply selec­ting “AMD Milan or later” as the CPU platform.

Con­fi­den­ti­al N2D and C2D VMs powe­red by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are avail­ab­le in regi­ons across the glo­be, inclu­ding us-cen­tral1 (Iowa), asia-sou­the­as­t1 (Sin­g­a­po­re), us-eas­t1 (South Caro­li­na), us-eas­t4 (North Vir­gi­nia), asia-eas­t1 (Tai­wan), euro­pe-wes­t4 (Nether­lands) and more. Con­fi­den­ti­al VMs are avail­ab­le any­whe­re N2D and C2D machi­nes are available.

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