Sherlock, an offering of SDSC's Health Cyberinfrastructure Division, is a Center of Excellence focused on managed information technology and data services for academia and government that spans many IT disciplines, including compliant cloud hosting, cyber security, and data management. Formed in 2013, Sherlock’s portfolio of services are offered to federal, state, and local governments, University of California as well as universities nationwide.
Sherlock offers products that comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) regulations for dealing with sensitive information, including:
- Sherlock Cloud: managed cloud hosting provides both HIPAA-, FISMA-, CUI-, and CSF-complaint services in accordance with hundreds of NIST controls governing system access, information control, and management processes.
- Sherlock Data Lab: helps transform digital data into meaningful information using a hybrid approach to data warehousing.
The experts at Sherlock have developed and deployed specific services designed to provide a solid and secure foundation for a wide range of initiatives. The success and impact of Sherlock has been resounding, as it has already helped support a number of critical applications including Medicaid Fraud, Cancer Research, Enterprise Risk Management, Healthcare Research and more. Further, Sherlock has been recognized by the University of California Office of the President for Information Technology Innovation through its Sautter Award Program.
Sherlock’s resources are physically located within the SDSC Data Center, and, where needed for redundancy, in a secure data center in Northern California. Sherlock Cloud systems interconnect with a 10Gb/s (gigabits per second) network fabric within the SDSC Data Center, and wide-area networking utilizes more than 100Gb/s of high-bandwidth connections to the Internet and research networks such as Internet2, National Lambda Rail (NLR), and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).