IBM Introduces Intel’s Chip Level Security to SoftLayer Cloud Computing Severs

SoftLayer is the first company in the ‘Cloud Computing Service’ domain to incorporate Intel’s chip based security in its services.

softlayerGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the SoftLayer Company on Monday, September 08, 2014 that it has implemented the most secure and robust security modules based on the Intel’s chips in its cloud computing services. The chip level security of Intel Corporation is based on the most cutting edge technology of the company called as Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The TXT is the most powerful monitoring and security tool, which will be used in the cloud computing services for the SoftLayer enterprise customers. It was informed in the statement of the company that many companies that require very high level security will be able to get the level of security they are looking for such as, semi government, government and other organizations.

In his official statement, the chief technology officer at SoftLayer Cloud Computing Company, Mr. Marc Jones said, “TXT can offer a “chain-of-trust” from the SoftLayer servers back to an organization’s internal auditing and compliance monitoring processes. TXT also provides a validation that the device hasn’t been tampered with, and that there isn’t any man-in-the-middle spoofing. We can offer a chain-of-trust from the customer’s on-premise environment to the SoftLayer environment.” While talking about the features and capabilities of the TXT technology, Jones added that, “TXT also offers the ability to identify the exact location of a server through geolocational tracking, so the customer can be assured that its cloud server is located where SoftLayer claims it to be. Many government agencies require that their external cloud operations take place within their own jurisdiction. With TXT, I can know where my servers are in the cloud.”

It was further elaborated in the company statement that, the TXT is proven technology in terms of monitoring and security that will be very beneficial for many kinds of organizations such governmental, financial, and healthcare organizations. The chip is incorporated in Xeon processor; it verifies each and every cloud computing service components such as, hypervisor, operating system, and firmware to make sure that they are authentic and secure to be allowed in the cloud computing platform of SoftLayer. This technology is available in different Soft Layer’s bare metal servers such as, Xeon E-5 4600, Xeon E-5 1200-V3, and Xeon E-5 2600-V2. The more processors would be added with other releases.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn