AMD Shares The Technical Details of Technology Powering Innovative Confidential Computing Leadership Cloud Offerings

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ짯ced it has published the source code for AMD Secu짯re Encrypt짯ed Vir짯tua짯liza짯ti짯on (SEV) tech짯no짯lo짯gy, the back짯bone of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor-based con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting vir짯tu짯al machi짯nes (VMs) available from cloud ser짯vice pro짯vi짯ders inclu짯ding Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices (AWS), Goog짯le Cloud, Micro짯soft Azu짯re and Ora짯cle Com짯pu짯te Infra짯struc짯tu짯re (OCI).

This release from AMD will dri짯ve grea짯ter trans짯pa짯ren짯cy for the secu짯ri짯ty indus짯try and pro짯vi짯de cus짯to짯mers the oppor짯tu짯ni짯ty to tho짯rough짯ly review the tech짯no짯lo짯gy behind con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting VMs powered by AMD EPYC processors.

As a lea짯der in con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting, we are com짯mit짯ted to a relent짯less pur짯su짯it of inno짯va짯ti짯on and crea짯ting modern secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures that com짯ple짯ment our eco짯sys짯tem part짯ners most advan짯ced cloud offe짯rings, said Mark Paper짯mas짯ter, exe짯cu짯ti짯ve vice pre짯si짯dent and chief tech짯no짯lo짯gy offi짯cer, AMD. 쏝y sha짯ring the under짯pin짯nings of our SEV tech짯no짯lo짯gy, we are deli짯ve짯ring trans짯pa짯ren짯cy for con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting and demons짯t짯ra짯ting our dedi짯ca짯ti짯on to open source. Invol짯ving the open-source com짯mu짯ni짯ty will fur짯ther streng짯then this cri짯ti짯cal tech짯no짯lo짯gy for our part짯ners and cus짯to짯mers who expect not짯hing less than the utmost pro짯tec짯tion for their most valuable asset their data.

At Goog짯le Cloud, we are mis짯si짯on-focu짯sed on hel짯ping cus짯to짯mers pro짯tect their data throug짯hout its enti짯re life짯cy짯cle, said Jeff Reed, VP, Cloud Secu짯ri짯ty, Goog짯le Cloud. 쏛s the first cloud ser짯vice pro짯vi짯der to sup짯port AMD셲 encryp짯ti짯on in use capa짯bi짯li짯ty, this release repres짯ents ano짯ther signi짯fi짯cant mile짯stone in our long-stan짯ding col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on to enable trans짯pa짯rent, robust, con짯fi짯den짯tia짯li짯ty of data in pro짯cess at Goog짯le Cloud.

We applaud AMD셲 decis짯i짯on to make por짯ti짯ons of their secu짯ri짯ty firm짯ware available for public inspec짯tion. This is total짯ly in line with Azu짯re con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al computing셲 phi짯lo짯so짯phy of embra짯cing open source and open sourcing our own code whe짯re prac짯ti짯cal. Mark Rus짯si짯no짯vich, Azu짯re CTO and Tech짯ni짯cal Fel짯low, Microsoft. 

Expan짯ding Capa짯bi짯li짯ties of Cloud Ser짯vice Pro짯vi짯ders with AMD Processors
AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors offer world-class per짯for짯mance and modern secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures to guard data at rest, in moti짯on and in use. The pro짯ces짯sors are at the heart of a gro짯wing port짯fo짯lio of con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting-enab짯led VMs from major cloud ser짯vice pro짯vi짯ders; giving cus짯to짯mers the assu짯rance they need to move the sen짯si짯ti짯ve workloads into the cloud. Using the AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors and the AMD Infi짯ni짯ty Guard suite of secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures, AMD con짯ti짯nues to be a lea짯ding tech짯no짯lo짯gy part짯ner of choice for con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting including:

  • AWS sup짯port짯ing AMD EPYC powered con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting with SEV-SNP in the EC2 M6a, C6a and R6a instances.
  • Goog짯le Cloud sup짯ports Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al Com짯pu짯ting with AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors in num짯e짯rous ways. This includes Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al Spaces for pri짯va짯cy-focu짯sed use cases such as joint data ana짯ly짯sis and machi짯ne lear짯ning model trai짯ning; Gene짯ral Avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VMs and Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al GKE as IAAS ser짯vices, and con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al Dataf짯low and Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al Dataf짯low based Ana짯ly짯tics solutions.
  • Micro짯soft Azu짯re using AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors to power mul짯ti짯ple con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al com짯pu짯ting ser짯vices, inclu짯ding con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al vir짯tu짯al machi짯nes, con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al Azu짯re Con짯tai짯ner ins짯tances, con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VM node pools for Azu짯re Kuber짯netes Ser짯vice, Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VMs for SQL on Azu짯re VMs, con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VM clus짯ter nodes for both Azu짯re Dat짯ab짯ricks and Azu짯re Data Explo짯rer, and con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VMs for Win짯dows 11 Azu짯re Vir짯tu짯al Desk짯top. The짯se ser짯vices are desi짯gned to offer hard짯ware-based trus짯ted exe짯cu짯ti짯on envi짯ron짯ments lever짯aging AMD SEV-SNP, which har짯dens guest pro짯tec짯tions, hel짯ping to guard against exter짯nal thre짯ats ope짯ra짯tor access.
  • Ora짯cle Com짯pu짯te Infra짯struc짯tu짯re (OCI) pro짯vi짯des its cus짯to짯mers a high assu짯rance of data con짯trol as cus짯to짯mers tran짯si짯ti짯on their workloads to the cloud while deli짯ve짯ring the modern secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures and impres짯si짯ve per짯for짯mance of the EPYC CPU-powered of the OCI E3 and E4-based Con짯fi짯den짯ti짯al VMs.

Cus짯to짯mers Advan짯cing Secu짯ri짯ty in the Public Cloud
Cus짯to짯mers, inclu짯ding Astra짯Ze짯ne짯ca and Mone짯ta짯Go, are demons짯t짯ra짯ting robust adop짯ti짯on of AMD SEV tech짯no짯lo짯gy to encrypt full sys짯tem memo짯ry and indi짯vi짯du짯al VM memo짯ry to expand their offe짯rings for cus짯to짯mers. The modern data cen짯ter requi짯res workload opti짯miza짯ti짯on and the AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor port짯fo짯lio pro짯vi짯des an all-in fea짯ture set, with modern secu짯ri짯ty fea짯tures, to power the opti짯mi짯zed com짯pu짯te infra짯struc짯tu짯re for workloads that demand the hig짯hest level of confidentiality.

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