VMware Sovereign clouds offer continuous protection and secure accessibility controls to enable new values and opportunities data protection. Protect and control confidential or restricted data with the data residency and data sovereignty that a sovereign cloud provides, ensuring compliance with changing data privacy laws using a trusted cloud that supports a nation’s digital economy. Virtual environments running VMware can readily leverage vSphere VM Encryption or vSAN encryption to protect VMs and data-at-rest. However, enterprise key management that is both secure and adaptable to a dynamic software-defined infrastructure remains a challenge. Traditional Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) require proprietary hardware and are inflexible for a software-defined data center in addition, software-only key managers on the other hand do not offer the protection of HSMs.
The joint VMware and Fortanix solution offer scalable data protection and compliance for VMware Sovereign cloud environments. Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM), is a unified HSM and Key Management solution that easily integrates via KMIP for VMware vSAN and vSphere VM encryption, enabling sovereign cloud customers to bring and manage their own keys. Fortanix DSM makes it possible for VMware Sovereign cloud providers to deliver Data Protection and compliance to the end customers (tenants). Secured with Intel® SGX, Fortanix DSM delivers HSM security with software defined simplicity, and a cloud scale architecture.
Watch this episode of Feature Fridays with Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Fortanix and Rajeev Bhardwaj VP Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Providers. We will discuss what’s new in the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative and we are excited about our relationship with our ecosystem provider Fortanix helping providers deliver a complete key management solution to underpin their sovereign cloud. Join us as we dive into some of the detail on how Cloud Providers can support customer data privacy challenges with Schrems II using Fortanix FIPS certified HSM and key management with regional level isolation to meet specific Sovereign data privacy regulations.