Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

VMware has joined AMD, Samsung and the RISC-V Keystone community at the Confidential Computing Summit 2023 to simplify the development and operations of confidential computing applications. These industry leaders will collaborate on the open source project Certifier Framework for Confidential Computing, with the goal of standardizing a platform-independent API, thus facilitating the adoption of confidential computing and democratizing its access. The Certifier Framework greatly simplifies the development of more secure cloud workloads, maintenance services secrecy and privacy-preserving applications, including an emerging class of machine learning and “data economy” workloads. “The challenge has been helping customers easily adopt and deploy the standard. The collective efforts of the growing ecosystem of Certifier Framework partners will help bring those benefits to ISVs, enterprise customers, and sovereign cloud providers, enabling them to more easily and effectively use this emerging technology,” said Kit Colbert, CTO of VMware.

VMware at the Confidential Computing Summit 2023

Illustrative of VMware’s commitment to the future of multi-cloud security, the certifier’s capabilities are highlighted at the 2023 Confidential Computing Summit. VMware, along with other Certifier Framework project partners, will demonstrate client-cloud confidential computing in case compelling use cases of machine learning.

AMD, Samsung, VMware and RISC-V Keystone community members unite to facilitate the development of confidential computing applications by supporting the open source certification framework

In particular, the demos will showcase “universal” cloud-client trust management across heterogeneous TEEs, including AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP), SGX, CCA, and RISC-V.

By Alvaro Rivers

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