AMD’s 2nd EPYC processors will power Confidential Virtual Machines (VMs) for Google Compute Engine, the companies announced on Monday.
Confidential VMs, the first product in the Google Could Confidential Computing series, will allow customers to encrypt data in-use while it is being processed and not just when at rest and in-transit, the pair said.
Organizations will be able to share confidential data sets and collaborate on research on the cloud across geographies and competitors confidently through the service, they said.
Confidential computing will allow multi-party computation where organizations can collaborate on each others private datasets while limiting the exposure of the data and who can access it.
Confidential VMs come with secure encrypted virtualization from the EPYC processors that encrypts VM memory using a dedicated per-VM key, which is generated and managed by an embedded security processor.
Customers also do not need to make any code changes to their applications to use the VMs, the companies also said.
The VMs offer level performances to Google N2D Vms.
The service is available in Southeast Asia, Western Europe and the US. Launch date for South Korea is yet to be announced.