Create Trusted Compute Pools in the Cloud
While organizations are eager to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, cloud security is a major concern, especially in highly regulated industries such as government and financial services. Organizations require assurance that sensitive workloads deployed on the cloud will be protected.
One way to gain that assurance is through trusted compute pools, which are collections of computing resources on which components and processes have been measured and verified and are therefore known to be secure. IT professionals can create and manage trusted compute pools in the cloud and then ensure that sensitive workloads run only on trusted and verified servers. This paper describes how trusted compute pools are created using Ubuntu Server*, OpenStack*, and Intel® Xeon® processors. It also provides an introduction to the underlying technologies and processes that enable trust in the cloud.