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January 27, 2021

Applied Insight partners with Vertosoft to expand distribution of Altitude™ and SHIFT™ cloud solutions to federal customers



WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2021  Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, announced today that it has partnered with government technology solutions company, Vertosoft, to expand distribution of its cloud products Altitude™ and SHIFT™ to federal government customers. Vertosoft is a Virginia-based small business specializing in public-sector software distribution and contract management for emerging technology.

“We look forward to collaborating with Vertosoft so more federal customers and industry members can benefit from our groundbreaking cloud solutions,” said Adam Gruber, CTO of Applied Insight. “With so many of our customers working remotely, the faster we can deliver these tools, the sooner they will be able to gain important efficiencies and protections for their cloud environments. Partnering with Vertosoft allows us to achieve the scale that is needed right now.”

Both Applied Insight cloud solutions have been recognized as outstanding technologies serving the federal government by PublicSector360 at its Government Innovations Awards:

  • Altitude is an award-winning platform that delivers cloud at scale with agility and control. This modular, scalable infrastructure platform provides high-speed access to cloud resources. With local and remote entry point access, users can securely access their workloads, even while working from home. Altitude facilitates systems modernization and transition to the cloud. This easy-to-use cloud platform can be set up in days, instead of months. Government Innovations Award winner, 2019.
  • SHIFT is an award-winning SaaS/PaaS platform that emulates restricted cloud regions and their systems, so uncleared development and implementation teams can configure and test their software prior to deployment in classified cloud regions. In doing so, this solution greatly reduces time and costs by eliminating the rework and reconfigurations that are usually required. SHIFT is currently used by customers across the national security community and is also used by commercial software vendors to allow their products to be deployed in classified cloud environments. Government Innovations Award winner, 2020.

“Applied Insight’s cloud platforms offer significant, groundbreaking capabilities for government agencies in advancing and securing their clouds, and we are excited to be able to offer these important solutions to customers across the federal spectrum,” said Chet Hayes, chief technology officer of Vertosoft. “Altitude and SHIFT will enable our portfolio of companies to test software and platforms before deploying them in classified environments. We look forward to having a role in putting these valuable solutions to work.”

Vertosoft specializes in helping government organizations rapidly gain access to advanced and emerging technology. The company provides streamlined access to these solutions through a wide variety of government contract vehicles including GSA IT Schedule 70, The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) contract, U.S. Army ITES-SW2, and others.

For any sales or product questions regarding SHIFT or Altitude, please feel free to contact Vertosoft’s vice president of technology sales, Josh Slattery, at

About Applied Insight

At Applied Insight, we deliver pragmatic solutions for federal missions that cannot wait. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest cloud, data and cyber capabilities. Our solutions help people work better, faster and more securely – no matter where they are. To learn more about us, visit

About Vertosoft

Established in 2016, Vertosoft accelerates the adoption of innovative and emerging technology within the government. We bring the flexibility, agility, and responsiveness of a small company with the experience of a large organization. With our clear focus on emerging technology growth in government, Vertosoft is uniquely positioned to reduce complexity and provide scalable, cloud-ready technology solutions that enable government agencies to deliver smarter, client-centric digital transformations. Learn more at

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