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SDSC Sherlock Cloud adds Google Cloud Platform to Extend its Multi-Cloud Service

The Sherlock Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has expanded its multi-Cloud solution, Sherlock Cloud, to include the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Extending Sherlock Cloud to include GCP secures the trifecta of major public Cloud platforms included within Sherlock’s solutions offerings.

Sherlock also partners with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure); it additionally offers an on-premise instance at UC San Diego. Sherlock customers can now couple the basic compliance capability offered by public Cloud platforms with the expansive compliance offered by Sherlock Cloud, in the Cloud platform that best aligns with their organizational and regulatory needs.

As the Division identified that the major Cloud vendors were making their way into the academic arena, it swiftly moved to deploy its services into AWS and Azure to provide Sherlock customers with a path to public Cloud adoption and migration for regulatory compliance workloads. Broadening its multi-Cloud solution to include Google Cloud was the natural next step and was done with ease as the Sherlock Team was already well-versed with the intricacies of deploying its services in a public Cloud platform. Consequently, the Sherlock Team built upon that knowledge and replicated and deployed its secure and compliant services in Google Cloud.

“We are excited to add GCP to our portfolio of Cloud offerings and proud that we are the only academic entity that is offering regulatory compliance solutions for academia and research in a hybrid/multi-Cloud setting across the three major public Cloud vendors,” said Sandeep Chandra, executive director, Sherlock Division. “As we continue to map more use cases to the targeted platforms that meet researchers’ needs, we will build upon that knowledge to provide more breadth and depth of capabilities across these Cloud platforms.

“This is a necessary first step toward becoming familiar with the key capabilities of GCP, AWS, and Azure and expanding the utility of these capabilities,” added Chandra. “With this increased familiarity, we plan to identify the strengths of each of these Cloud platforms to map use cases to the targeted and appropriate Cloud platform to be able to offer our customers the best Cloud solution.”

The Sherlock Division is a proven leader in the academic environment. Its continual and methodical expansion of capabilities and services across market-leading, public Cloud platforms demonstrates Sherlock’s commitment in providing customers with highly secure, compliant, and versatile solutions to meet their needs. The Sherlock Division’s addition of Google Cloud complements its multi-Cloud solution by establishing an avenue for customers already using Google Cloud to take advantage of the additional security and compliance layer offered by Sherlock to secure protected data. The expansion into Google Cloud, in addition to Sherlock services operating in AWS and Azure, positions the Division well to continue to support UC and external academic and research communities.

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