Google Cloud Expands Confidential Computing Portfolio

Google Cloud Expands Confidential Computing Portfolio

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Back in July this year, Google Cloud announced the availability of Confidential virtual machines (VMs) as a part of its Confidential Computing portfolio. Now, the company has announced it will be expanding the portfolio by adding two new products to the lineup.

“Confidential GKE Nodes” are the second product in Google confidential computing portfolio and will soon be available in beta, starting with the GKE 1.18 release. It gives organizations additional options for confidential workloads while utilizing Kubernetes clusters with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). 

“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,” Sunil Potti, General Manager/VP of Engineering, Cloud Security said in a blog post.

Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president, Data Center Ecosystem, AMD 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”.

Confidential VMs provide an easy-to-use option for both newly-created and lift-and-shift workloads for protecting the memory of workloads in Google Compute Engine, Google said. They leverage memory encryption to isolate workloads and tenants from each other, and from the cloud infrastructure.

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