Internet Juggernaut Google has decided to enrich its public cloud services with Titan Chips. The move is said to help differentiate the web services giant from the offering of its rivals Amazon Web Services Inc and Microsoft Corporations Azure.
Google has decided to make an official announcement in this regard on Thursday this week and so more info will be available to the media after the search engine giant technically discloses the details.
As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, Google has already installed the new hardware in its cloud data centers and is using them to run services like YouTube, and Gmail.
From past two years, there has been a lot of buzz in the media that servers and networking equipment manufactured in the Far East are tucked with back doors which would transport data to servers operating in China, Russia and Other parts of Asia.
Google’s Titan Chips is designed to boost security by scanning the hardware in which it’s installed. If it detects anything suspicious, it immediately shuts down the server and fails to reboot until the suspicion is reviewed by security experts.
Google believes that its Titan Chips could help win more security conscious customers from AWS and Microsoft. On an additional note, the internet services giant is also set to make ‘Cloud Services’ more appealing to customers in heavily regulated industries like healthcare and financial markets.
Thus, Google aims to establish hardware root of trust for both machines and peripherals on cloud infrastructure by offering secure identity and legitimate access at the hardware level via Titan Chips.