Press release

Applied Insight Launches Groundbreaking Altitude Platform to Help Government Transform Cloud Management at Scale

Sponsored by Businesswire

, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges
for federal government customers, backed by The
Acacia Group
, announced today the launch of Altitude, a
groundbreaking automated and scalable platform-as-a-service cloud
technology. This proprietary innovation transforms cloud management by
enabling organizations to exploit the full power of the cloud while
achieving total control, compliance and visibility over their cloud
environments as they grow.

“Working with confidence at scale in the cloud is a widespread challenge
across the federal government,” said Dede
, chief technology officer of Applied Insight. “The need for
robust control and compliance often conflicts with the computing power
and agility that the cloud brings. Altitude finally solves that problem
by combining scalable cloud management and governance technologies. It
has already been proven in some of the most demanding mission
environments, achieving outstanding results for customers in the
national security community.”

Altitude supports complex missions of any scale. It is swift to deploy
and can work with multiple cloud service providers. The comprehensive
nature of the Altitude offering enables organizations across the
maturity spectrum of their cloud adoption strategies. Altitude is being
offered as a managed service, and can be adapted to fit, flex and grow
to meet the specific demands of any agency cloud environment.

Removing major barriers to effective cloud adoption, combining agility
with control, Altitude provides full visibility across disparate
networks, enabling customers to understand what’s in their cloud
ecosystems. It delivers a quality user experience with native access to
the CSP console, command line and API keys, high-speed virtual access to
the full range of cloud resources, and the ability to collaborate across
teams within a highly secure environment. This is in stark contrast to
“cloud broker” solutions that often result in major delays between the
need for resources and their availability to users, lack scalability,
and ultimately become long-term roadblocks to cloud adoption. The
technology also enforces customer-defined governance to ensure budget
and regulatory compliance.

Altitude is already proving to be an effective cloud management solution
for the intelligence and defense communities, where governance and
security are paramount. Current Altitude deployments are enabling
thousands of government and industry users to work effectively and
efficiently within customer compliance and security boundaries, without
inhibiting the power, speed and scalability of the cloud.

The innovation is the product of work conducted at aiLabs,
Applied Insight’s dedicated internal R&D program. “The mission of aiLabs
is to apply our command of technology and mission understanding to the
job of solving real customer problems at pace,” said John Hynes, AI CEO.
“Altitude is a perfect example of that approach, drawing heavily on our
experience of working with customers to overcome their concerns about
large-scale cloud adoption. We’re delighted with the results we’ve
achieved for existing users of Altitude, and excited by the potential of
bringing this groundbreaking solution to new federal customers.”

The core components of Altitude include secure VDI access to the cloud
environment, a suite of shared services accessible by all cloud tenants,
central log aggregation and security event analysis, cloud resource
interconnectivity, and infrastructure management capabilities. Used
together, the components enable users to perform complex tasks with
secure access to their cloud resources.

Building on deployments of Altitude, AI can leverage a growing library
of orchestration and automation techniques to continually reduce the
cost of implementing and maintaining the Altitude platform.

About Applied Insight

Applied Insight leaves no stone unturned in solving 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
advanced analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, mission applications
and infrastructure convergence, our approach to technology empowers
people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to
the nation. To learn more about AI, visit or
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About The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group is a team of operational investors with a long track
record in the U.S. technology and services markets. We see value in
technologies that enable people to collaborate in sustaining our
society, from our security and economy, to our institutions and
infrastructure. We invest in entrepreneurs who share that mission,
bringing the capital, experience and relationships to enable them to
take their business to new heights. For more information, please visit The
Acacia Group
or follow us on LinkedIn.