Confidential Computing Beta

Encrypt data in-use with Confidential VMs. Available in Beta for Google Compute Engine.

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    Breakthrough technology that allows you to encrypt data in use—while it’s being processed

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    Simple, easy-to-use deployment that doesn't compromise on performance

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    Collaborate with anyone, all while preserving the confidentiality of your data

Breakthrough in confidentiality

Confidential VMs are a breakthrough technology that allow customers to encrypt their most sensitive data in the cloud while it’s being processed.

Simple for everyone

Google Cloud’s approach allows customers to encrypt data in use without making any code changes to their applications or having to compromise on performance.

Enabling new possibilities

Confidential Computing can unlock scenarios which previously have not been possible. Organizations will be able to collaborate, all while preserving the confidentiality of their data.

Key features

Real-time encryption in use

Google Cloud customers can encrypt data in use, taking advantage of security technology offered by modern CPUs (e.g., Secure Encrypted Virtualization extension supported by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs) together with confidential computing cloud services. Customers can be confident that their data will stay private and encrypted even while being processed.

Lift and shift confidentiality

Our goal is to make Confidential Computing easy. The transition to Confidential VMs is seamless—all workloads you run today, new and existing, can run as a Confidential VM. You do not need to make any code changes to your applications to use Confidential VMs. One checkbox—it’s that simple.

Enhanced innovation

Confidential Computing can unlock computing scenarios that have previously not been possible. Organizations will now be able collaborate on research in the cloud across geographies, across competitors, all while preserving confidentiality.

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Documentation

Google Cloud Basics
Confidential VMs and Compute Engine

Learn more about Confidential VMs in Compute Engine, including support for end-to-end encryption, compute-heavy workloads, and more security and privacy features.

Quickstart
Creating a Confidential VM instance

Quickly get up and running with a new Confidential VM instance using default settings in the Google Cloud Console.

Quickstart
Validating Confidential VMs using Cloud Monitoring

Learn how to use Cloud Monitoring to monitor and validate the integrity of a confidential VM's OS, the integrity and version of the VM's SEV, and more.

APIs & Libraries
APIs & references

View APIs, references, and other resources for Confidential VMs.

All features

Real-time encryption in use Google Cloud customers can encrypt data in use, taking advantage of security technology offered by modern CPUs (e.g., secure encrypted virtualization supported by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs) together with confidential computing cloud services. Customers can be confident that their data will stay private and encrypted even while being processed.
Lift and shift confidentiality Our goal is to make Confidential Computing easy. The transition to Confidential VMs is seamless—all workloads you run today, new and existing, can run as a Confidential VM. You do not need to make any code changes to your applications to use Confidential VMs. One checkbox—it’s that simple.
Detection of advanced persistent attacks Confidential Computing builds on the protections Shielded VMs offer against rootkit and bootkits. This helps ensure the integrity of the operating system you choose to run in your Confidential VM.
Enable innovation Confidential Computing can unlock computing scenarios that have previously not been possible. Organizations will now be able collaborate on research in the cloud, all while preserving confidentiality.
High performance Confidential VMs offer similar performance to standard N2D VMs. Click here for the performance briefs.

Pricing

Pricing for Confidential VMs is based on usage of the machine types, persistent disks, and other resources that you select for your virtual machines.

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