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March 24, 2021

Applied Insight’s SHIFT Now Enables Uncleared Development for MS Azure Government Secret

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Cloud technology leader’s emulation of Microsoft Azure Government Secret opens path for more commercial innovators to support national security missions.

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021 — Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, announced an important update today regarding its award-winning cloud emulation platform, SHIFT™, which will open more opportunities for commercial software vendors to support national security missions. In addition to supporting classified regions of other cloud service providers, SHIFT will now emulate Azure Government Secret, Microsoft’s cloud region for workloads and data classified as secret.

“We’re excited to announce the release of SHIFT’s emulation of Azure Government Secret because it will enable more commercial software innovators to support our intelligence and defense customers’ critical missions,” said Dede Dascalu, CEO of Applied Insight. “We’re now able to provide full-scale emulation of this classified region, backed by our Azure expertise, certifications, and partnership with Microsoft. We will continue to expand our multi-cloud offerings to better serve the national security mission and ensure our customers can access the best commercial software and services.”

SHIFT is an emulation and testing platform used by government and commercial customers to develop, test and remediate software prior to deploying it in the classified regions of government clouds. Without SHIFT, software used in commercial cloud regions does not usually function as designed when used in classified cloud regions, due to advanced security configurations. This SHIFT update means that mission-focused software engineers can build applications in commercial Azure regions with confidence that their code will work in the Azure Government Secret region, because it allows them to first test their workloads with SHIFT. With the government increasingly seeking multi-cloud solutions, software vendors and systems integrators need to ensure that they can successfully deploy their applications and products in Azure’s restricted regions.

Applied Insight recently became a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. This membership partners Applied Insight with Microsoft to enable the development of successful Azure solutions. Applied Insight has also attained the Silver Cloud Platform Competency (Azure Consumption) and is a member of the Azure Government Cloud Solution Provider Program. Applied Insight’s growing Azure credentials enable public sector customers in the U.S., from large federal agencies to small-town governments, to select from a range of cloud computing services.

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