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Applied Insight Acquires DAE to Advance Cloud Technologies; Dede Dascalu, John Hynes Quoted

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Applied Insight (AI) has acquired Digital Age Experts (DAE), specialists in cloud system design, cloud-native development and development security operations for the federal government to enhance cloud technologies, AI announced on Wednesday.

“DAE strengthens our position with a highly experienced team and proprietary cloud technologies. Its SHIFT emulation technology combined with AI’s Altitude cloud management platform uniquely positions us to solve all low-to-high side development, testing and integration challenges for government customers. We’re excited by the potential of what we can achieve together,” said John Hynes, AI CEO.

The acquisition will enable AI to develop the company’s next-generation cloud solutions for federal customers. AI will also gain a team of cleared engineers, skilled in cloud-native development, cloud migration and the integration of third-party tools into federal cloud environments.

DAE will provide a complementary intellectual property to AI’s portfolio of cloud technologies, transferring DAE’s SHIFT cloud emulation platform after the transaction closes. SHIFT cloud emulation platform is designed for customers operating in air-gapped cloud computing environments and provides advanced security to its users. Users are able to test and adapt their workloads for system impact, compatibility and performance before migration.

In addition, SHIFT enables uncleared developers to work in environments that emulate classified regions, expanding the scope of the developer talent pool. SHIFT accelerates the process region ready applications, which allows rapid deployments to support customer mission objectives and deliver significant cost savings. AI completed the acquisition of DAE, and its SHIFT technology, in August 2019.

“[DAE’s] focus on innovation in the service of the mission has delivered fantastic results for their customers…commitment to tackling the toughest challenges facing federal organizations today as they scale in the cloud. We look forward to bringing our collective expertise and technologies to current and new customers as the cloud continues to grow in importance as a mission enabler.” said Dede Dascalu, AI’s chief technology officer.

About Applied Insight

Applied Insight leaves no stone unturned to solve complex technology challenges for Federal Government customers. We practice accountable innovation, designing solutions that account for the customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start. With proven capability in cloud, analytics, cybersecurity and mission solutions, our approach to technology empowers people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation