Cisco and Intel have called on enterprises to adopt a trusted geolocation technology for deploying virtual workloads into a cloud environment in order to verify physical data locations, Tech Central reported Wednesday.
One such technology is the Trusted Platform Module security tool that works to validate host locations, hypervisor platform integrity and trusted cloud platforms, according to the report.
Cisco architect Kenneth Stavinoha, Intel senior technologist Paul Yates and HyTrust Chief Technology Officer Hemma Prafullchandra discussed a geolocation method at the ISC2 Conference in Chicago, Tech Central reports.
That method is intended to work with TPM technology using a Trusted Computing Group standard.
Stavinoha told a panel discussion at the conference that enterprises wanting to migrate workloads to cloud platforms should develop hardware-based verification tool via TPM to secure data, the report says.
Prafullchandra said Dell, HP and IBM are among the companies that have integrated hardware-based TPM into their offerings, according to Tech Central.