Find Us
March 24, 2021

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

News & Events

News Releases

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.

For more information, please reach out to to see how this new capability can benefit you and your team!

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

Media Contact:

Kristina Messner (Focused Image for Applied Insight)

Related News

  • Applied Insight Happy Hour at AWS Summit, DC
    September 20, 2021
    Applied Insight Happy Hour at AWS Summit, DC

    Join us after AWS Summit on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 for a happy hour at Present Company Public House. You MUST show your AWS Summit badge for entry. When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 4-7pm Where: Present Company Public House | 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Read More
  • Applied Insight Appoints Stacey Page as President and Chief Growth Officer to Position Company for Next Phase of Growth
    September 9, 2021
    Applied Insight Appoints Stacey Page as President and Chief Growth Officer to Position Company for Next Phase of Growth

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2021 – Applied Insight, a cloud technology leader serving federal government customers, announced today the appointment of Stacey Page as president and chief growth officer. She most recently served as vice president of national intelligence at SAIC and brings three decades of experience in developing advanced federal technology solutions for national security […]

    Read More
  • Amanda Brownfield Named Applied Insight CEO
    August 12, 2021
    Amanda Brownfield Named Applied Insight CEO

    Amanda Brownfield, a federal technology industry leader, has been appointed CEO of Applied Insight, a Tysons, Virginia-based government technology contractor and a portfolio company of private equity firm The Acacia Group. She succeeds Dede Dascalu, who joined Acacia as lead technology partner to help strengthen the private equity firm’s product development approach, offer expert technical […]

    Read More
Font Resize