Intel partners with VMware to increase security in the Cloud

Monday Intel announced a new collaboration with VMware to deliver a platform for trusted cloud that combines Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), a security capability built-in the new Intel Xeon processors E3, E5 and E7 series that make easier to move virtual machines across clouds to “known good” trusted pools of server, with the new release of VMware vSphere 5.1.

Intel TXT provides hardware enforcement to help overcome some of the most challenging aspects of cloud security, including detection and prevention of bios attacks and evolving forms of stealthy malware, such as rootkits. VMware vSphere 5.1 support of TXT is essential to building a foundation of trust in virtualized infrastructures and the cloud and is ready for deployment.

said Jason Waxman, general manager, Intel Cloud Infrastructure Group.