ATLANTA– (October 29, 2019) – RHEDcloud, a consortium of universities, cloud providers and security vendors, today announced that it is partnering with Google to launch RHEDcloud for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The proof-of-concept will implement secure, automated cloud infrastructure for research, healthcare, and higher education that is deeply integrated with the institutional network, security and identity management infrastructure.
When cloud customers start using a public cloud, they recognize that it’s different from on-premise. It’s a shared responsibility model and some organizations are hesitant because they may not have the expertise or resources. RHEDcloud for GCP fills in those gaps.
“One reason we believe in RHEDcloud is for HIPAA compliant workloads. There’s a very defined set of security controls that the customer expects from their auditors or from the security CSO policies. These controls can be mapped into the security controls or automatic provisioning in a way that removes the guesswork,” said Joseph Zhou, Customer Engineer Manager at Google. “RHEDcloud for GCP provides tools for customers that are safe and secure without concern about accidental mistakes.”
“Much of the appeal is in the scaling effect. RHEDcloud is an open source framework that anyone in a community can use. Google funded this effort because, based on the initial efforts, it becomes much easier for other institutions to adopt,” Zhou said.
The project will focus on the following key activities:
RHEDcloud is a consortium of universities, cloud providers and security vendors that provides resources for higher education/research organizations to quickly and efficiently deploy, configure and manage secure, compliant cloud initiatives. For the latest RHEDcloud news and updates, visit RHEDcloud.org.
Emory University is launching the AWS at Emory service for select research groups in anticipation of general availability in Spring 2019. The security, automation, and integration technology that implements AWS at Emory serves as in initial contribution to the RHEDcloud Project.
For details and demos see the documentation at https://aws.emory.edu.