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Microsoft Azure now has confidential VMs with ephemeral storage
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Microsoft Azure now has confidential VMs with ephemeral storage

DPDP Member, Moderator, The Domain Guy
edited July 5 in News

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Microsoft has expanded its confidential computing offering and now allows Azure cloud computing service customers to create hardware isolated virtual machines (aka confidential VMs) with Ephemeral OS disks.

With this new public preview feature, Azure customers can create ephemeral OS disks only on the local VM storage (on VM cache or VM temp disk), thus ensuring that data remains 100% confidential since it will never be sent to remote Azure Storage.

"Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures but are more affected by VM deployment time or reimaging of individual VM instances," Microsoft explains.

"With Ephemeral OS disk, you get lower read/write latency to the OS disk and faster VM reimage."

This allows customers to benefit from Azure hardware-based trusted execution environments (TEEs) to protect their data while being processed from outside access.

Data in TEEs cannot be accessed or tampered with by code outside TEE environments because they're designed to enforce the execution of only authorized code.


Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-azure-now-has-confidential-vms-with-ephemeral-storage/


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Comments

  • _MS__MS_ Member
    edited July 5

    Not for the low-end crowd.

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  • DPDP Member, Moderator, The Domain Guy

    MS said:
    Not for the low-end crowd.

    Yeah but you'll never know.

    I think we've seen people "lose millions" when their $7/year VPS is "down".

  • tjntjn Member

    MS said:
    Not for the low-end crowd.

    Still good for us to keep tabs on what's happening or for our $dayjobs.

    Thanked by 1DP
  • @DP said:

    MS said:
    Not for the low-end crowd.

    Yeah but you'll never know.

    I think we've seen people "lose millions" when their $7/year VPS is "down".

    With inflation, the losses will be now in the billions when their not-adjusted-for-inflation-$7/year VPS takes a dive.

  • bdlbdl Member

    Perfect to store my Shang-high end data dumps

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