Leveraging advanced technologies to support critical applications in a secure, HIPAA-compliant hybrid Cloud

Leveraging advanced technologies to support critical applications in a secure, HIPAA-compliant hybrid Cloud

Wednesday, June 20
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Executive Ballroom 210B/F

The Sherlock Cloud platform at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has been deploying solutions to support critical applications including, but not limited to, cancer research, decoding human immune system, detecting and preventing medical fraud, enterprise risk management and medical device data management. These applications have relied on technologies ranging from the traditional data warehouse to the more recent big data platforms leveraging Hadoop, Software as a Service (SaaS) capability leveraging container technology, business intelligence and analytics solutions and IOT/streaming solutions. Operating these applications and the underlying platforms requires organizations to be agile and visionary in this arena to grow with the ever-changing technological, regulatory and unique customer requirements, while simultaneously ensuring data security and privacy. As such, during our presentation, we will speak to some key aspects of hosting these applications, data and technology platforms within the highly secure and HIPAA-compliant boundaries of our hybrid cloud that spans an on-premise cloud running at UC San Diego, and another operating in AWS Cloud. We will further identify the challenges and lessons learned from deploying, and operating these capabilities across a hybrid cloud setup.

Presentation Video


Sandeep Chandra
Division Director
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Sandeep Chandra is the Director for the SDSC Health CI Division and the Executive Director for Sherlock Cloud. Since joining SDSC in 2003, he has worked on different aspects of infrastructure deployment for scientific data management, as a principal investigator and in other leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary NSF, DOE, NIH and Foundation initiatives. As the Director of the Health Cyberinfrastructure division, Sandeep Chandra provides strategic vision, direction, management and implementation of concepts and methodologies for building Sherlock’s technology platforms including Cloud computing and Big Data solutions. Sandeep brings strong knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem with deep focus in compliance including NIST, FISMA and HIPAA requirements. He led the deployment of Sherlock’s compliant services in AWS making it the first compliant, hybrid Cloud platform in academia. Sandeep holds as MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and has over 15 years of experience providing direct policy, business, operations, and technology advice to the leadership at federal, state and academic institutions.