Trustworthy compute – really?

I want my data to remain protected, always, whether in-transit, in-process or at-rest. I want privacy. I want control on my data’s geo-location and sovereignty. From my service providers, I want fairness and consistency in performance delivered to me. I want most value for my money. I want peace-of-mind. In nut-shell, I want my computing machines to be “trustworthy”.

Well, one wants lots of things… Good news is that “trustworthy” computing is real, to a very large extent.

Under the hood, several crucial technologies come to play together. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) built in all Intel® Xeon® processors lays the foundation. Intel TXT enables booting and launching of a measured platform with a solid chain-of-trust rooted in hardware (Trusted Platform Module - TPM), and thereon extended to the entire solution stack. Intel® Platform Trust Enabler (Intel PTE) is a free to download tool which enables scale activation of Intel® TXT. Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology (Intel CIT) enables remote attestation and defining of Trusted Compute Pools. Intel CIT allows policy driven tagging of assets and data, control of data location and boundary, and workload integrity check. At every boot, and per policy during run time, the entire platform is measured-compared against a golden reference, and even the slightest change is flagged-rejected to protect from any malicious attack. And the latest development is that such trusted-secured-nodes can now be built in OCP form factors.

Seeing is believing. Come to Intel’s booth in the OCP US Summit 2016 in San Jose, CA (March 9-10) and talk to us about the nuts-n-bolts of a full working solution. Trusted-secured nodes can now be built in OCP form factor with Intel® Xeon® processors. Facebook plans to deploy Intel® TXT – do you?