How to launch Confidential VMs on Azure
Canonical is happy to announce the general availability of Ubuntu Confidential VMs (CVMs) on Microsoft Azure. Ubuntu 20.04 is the first and only Linux distribution to support Confidential VMs on Azure!
Ubuntu CVMs use the latest security extensions of the third generation of AMD CPUs, Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP). As such, they bring about a fundamental shift in the traditional threat model of public clouds. They are part of the Microsoft Azure DCasv5/ECasv5 series, and only take a few clicks to enable and use!
- Launch Ubuntu 20.04: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/canonical.0001-com-ubuntu-confidential-vm-focal
- Microsoft announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch