Intel Announces Partnership with VMware to strengthen security in the cloud
Although companies are expanding their use of the computer in the cloud in search of greater agility and efficiency, security concerns remain the greatest barrier to adoption. Today, Intel Corporation announced a new collaboration with VMware to provide a platform for secure cloud, and that combines Intel ® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel ® TXT) with the newly released VMware vSphere ® 5.1, the main platform for the creation cloud infrastructure. With enhanced security capabilities for integrated hardware processor, Intel TXT combined with VMware vSphere 5.1 provide a high integrity platform for running safer environments reviews in private and public clouds.
Integrity platform for data protection and control
in the Data Center in clouds, virtualized servers are typically shared by multiple departments or clients, and are not dedicated to specific lines or businesses. This raised new security concerns. The difference in security is comparable to living in their own home or in a rented apartment. When you own your own home, there is a significant control over the safety and security – from locks and walls, to home security systems. This compares to the current IT security companies. However, when you live in a rented apartment, it’s like being in a multi-tenant environment, where several people share the same areas, creating safety concerns.
Someone from the apartment by the fire escapes or maybe the owner between when a tenant not increase safety concerns. This situation is similar to having less control over their computing environment in the cloud. A recent global survey of IT professionals on security in the cloud, and made by Intel, 61% of IT professionals expressed concerns with the lack control and capabilities of these shared resources in virtualized data centers.
IT professionals also expressed concerns about not having the right tools to protect against cyber attacks, and 57% at the property no sensitive data that must meet specific compatibility data centers in the cloud. Intel TXT is a security capability Built as part of servers based on the Intel ® Xeon ® E3, E5 and E7 series. When combined with VMware vSphere 5.1, organizations can better address these challenges through increased infrastructure integrity and greater control over the security status of the servers in virtualized clouds. Companies can also gain operational efficiencies by facilitating the movement of virtual machines between clouds in pools of trusted servers as “Known good” at the same time that best meet the compatibility requirements and process automation remote audit.
To facilitate implementing these security capabilities, Intel and VMware developed a reference architecture for solutions, or recipes, using the Intel Cloud Builders program. “Intel TXT The Hardware provides reinforcement to help overcome some of the most challenging aspects of security in the cloud, including the detection and prevention of attacks on BIOS and evolving forms of hidden malware, such as rootkits, “said Jason Waxman, general manager of Intel’s Cloud Infrastructure Group. “The support VMware vSphere 5.1 for TXT is crucial to create a cloud-based virtualized infrastructure and reliable and is ready for deployment.” “VMware is pleased to be partnering with Intel to support Intel TXT on VMware vSphere ® 5.1″ said Bogomil Balkansky, senior vice president of VMware Cloud Infrastructure Products. “These combined capabilities resulted in a reliable security solution for cloud environments.
With VMware vSphere 5.1 and Intel TXT are allowing our customers to have confidence to put their sensitive data and critical workloads in the cloud. ” Case Study: Dupont Dupont, one of the largest research and development organizations in the world, more than 9,500 scientists and engineers, is a leader in cloud computing, high-performance. research and development projects can last from several months to several years. Dupont needed a platform that would provide infrastructure on demand, and then return to pool resources one after the project. As research efforts and development of Dupont were scattered around the world, they also needed infrastructure that meets regional regulations and keep sensitive information secure and within geographical boundaries.
“Expanding the cloud globally, compatibility and resource regulations require, as a geographical wall, a frame rate and cryptography when migration is to a public cloud, as well as support for cloud services providers where the terms and agreements play a key role, “said Dr. Hai Zhu, manager of the Research and Development center of Dupont. “The support mechanism can be supported by the platform with technologies like Intel TXT to monitor these systems.”