Applied Insight Releases a Critical Update to SHIFT
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Applied Insight Releases a Critical Update to SHIFT

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 6, 2021

SHIFT can also emulate Azure Government Secret, Microsoft’s cloud region for workloads and data classified as secret, in addition to supporting classified regions from other cloud service providers.

FREMONT, CA : Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology problems for federal government customers, has released a critical update to its award-winning cloud emulation platform, SHIFT, that will expand commercial software vendors’ opportunities to support national security missions. SHIFT can also emulate Azure Government Secret, Microsoft’s cloud region for workloads and data classified as secret, in addition to supporting classified regions from other cloud service providers.

“We are 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, Applied Insight. “We are 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 tool that government and commercial customers use to build, evaluate, and remediate software before deploying it in government clouds’ classified areas. Due to advanced security configurations, software used in commercial cloud regions does not always work as intended when used in classified cloud regions without SHIFT. Since this SHIFT update enables mission-focused software engineers first to test their workloads with SHIFT, they can develop applications in commercial Azure areas with confidence that their code will operate in the Azure Government Secret region.

Since the government is increasingly looking for multi-cloud solutions, software providers and systems integrators must ensure that their applications and products can be effectively deployed in Azure’s restricted regions. The Microsoft Partner Network recently welcomed Applied Insight as a member. This membership brings together Applied Insight and Microsoft to help developers build efficient Azure solutions. Applied Insight is also a part of the Azure Government Cloud Solution Provider Program and has earned the Silver Cloud Platform Competency (Azure Consumption). With Applied Insight’s rising Azure credentials, public sector customers in the United States may choose from a variety of cloud computing services, ranging from large federal agencies to small-town governments.