Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms - Enhanced Cloud Security with HyTrust* and VMware*
This reference architecture explains a secure cloud infrastructure deployment and operation. It describes a cloud built with VMware, vSphere*, Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based server platforms, and a HyTrust Appliance* designed to enforce cloud security policies, including those based on platform trust attestation provided by Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT).
This reference architecture is tailored to aid security administrators responsible for design, implementation, validation, and utilization of cloud implementations. Hardware configuration, software configuration, and results from the implementation of specific test cases that demonstrate basic operational capabilities are covered in this document. This reference architecture is intended to complement product documentation and is provided as a starting point for the actual development of an enterprise cloud.