ARMONK, N.Y. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM
(NYSE: IBM) and AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced a multi-year
joint development agreement to enhance and extend the security and
Artificial Intelligence (AI) offerings of both companies. The joint
development agreement will expand this vision by building upon
open-source software, open standards, and open system architectures
to drive Confidential Computing in hybrid cloud environments
and support a broad range of accelerators across high-performance
computing (HPC), and enterprise critical capabilities such as
virtualization and encryption.
"The commitment of AMD to technological innovation aligns with
our mission to develop and accelerate the adoption of the hybrid
cloud to help connect, secure and power our digital world," said
Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research.
"IBM is focused on giving our clients choice, agility and security
in our hybrid cloud offerings through advanced research,
development and scaling of new technologies."
"This agreement between AMD and IBM aligns well with our
long-standing commitment to collaborating with leaders in the
industry," said Mark Papermaster,
executive vice president and CTO, AMD. "AMD is excited to extend
our work with IBM on AI, accelerating data center workloads, and
improving security across the cloud."
For many companies, securing highly sensitive data still remains
a challenge: cybersecurity is currently the top barrier for
adoption as well as the top criteria for selection of cloud
providers, according to data from IBM's Institute for Business
According to Gartner, Confidential Computing potentially removes
the remaining barrier to hybrid cloud adoption for highly regulated
businesses or any organization concerned about unauthorized
third-party access to data in use in the public cloud.
Confidential Computing is a technology, enabled by hardware,
that allows the data associated with a running virtual machine (VM)
to be encrypted, including while workloads are running. This
capability helps prevent would-be attackers and bad actors from
accessing confidential information, even in the event of a
break-in. Confidential Computing for hybrid cloud unlocks new
potential for enterprise adoption of hybrid cloud computing,
especially in regulated industries such as finance, healthcare and
Engagement between AMD and IBM researchers on joint development
activities under the agreement is now underway.
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Bethany Hill McCarthy
External Communications, IBM Research
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