Rancher Government Solutions | March 02, 2023
On March 01, 2023, Rancher Government Solutions, one of the leading security Kubernetes and cloud-native containerized applications for the U.S. government, launched Rancher Government Carbide. The new solution is an advanced security solution for protecting the nation's software supply chain against increasing threats. In addition, Carbide makes it easier to manage Kubernetes security by giving users a better, more standard way to check and confirm that their software is safe and secure.
Rancher Government Carbide protects the software supply chain by using a centralized, secure container registry for end users and a secure signing key to prove that the software came from a trusted source. Carbide's pipeline also uses tools for scanning for weaknesses and making software bills of materials (SBOMs). Additionally, the solution supports the DISA-validated and Kubernetes' published management platform and distribution with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) (Rancher MCM 2.6 & RKE2).
A tool within Carbide, STIGATRON, is built to authorize to make sure downstream clusters are secure. The tool eliminates system administrators' obstacles during the validation process by scanning downstream clusters automatically from the centralized Rancher Manager and resembling them to the STIG cluster, thereby enabling automated compliance with federal government security standards. In addition, the Carbide solution also includes airgap documentation and edge capabilities. It is additional support to the existing product suite of the company, designed to help customers overcome the security challenges associated with application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes.
About Rancher Government Solutions
Based in Reston (Virginia), Rancher Government Solutions is primarily developed to meet the needs of the U.S. Government and Military in relation to application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes. It provides support for open-source software stacks for container-adopting teams. It addresses the operational and security challenges associated with managing multiple Kubernetes clusters at scale and equips DevOps teams with the tools required to run containerized workloads. In addition, it offers support to all Rancher products, with U.S.-based American citizens currently supporting programs across the Department of Intelligence Community, Defense, and civilian agencies.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY,GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Precisely | January 11, 2023
Global leader in data integrity solutions, Precisely, is selected to be a supplier for the Crown Commercial Service's G-Cloud 13 Framework. Precisely's portfolio of data integrity solutions is now available on the G-Cloud procurement platform, further establishing the company's reputation as a trusted solutions provider to the central and local governments as well as the public sector.
The G-Cloud initiative aims to make cloud-based services more accessible to the UK government and public sector organizations. The framework only includes suppliers and solution providers who meet the UK Government's highest privacy, security, and scalability standards, allowing organizations to procure the services and solutions they require more quickly and with less risk.
Government and public sector services are under considerable stress, which the COVID-19 pandemic aggravated, and many organizations assigned with meeting demanding digital transformation efforts are struggling with the change. This causes data silos, inefficient resource use, a lack of understanding of citizen needs, and even regulatory compliance concerns.
Data analytics continues to be the most pressing issue for central government departments, a recent Central Gov Strategy Forum study revealed, with 65% of the departments planning to increase spending in this area in 2023.
"Whether organizations are looking to move from antiquated mainframes to the cloud, create data governance frameworks, build data quality for a 360° view of their citizens, or leverage powerful spatial insights, successful digital transformation programs need to be fuelled by accurate, consistent, and contextual data," said Jay Reilly, SVP - EMEA at Precisely. He further stated, "Our placement on G-Cloud 13 means public sector organizations can more easily access our portfolio of data integrity solutions, empowering them to make the confident decisions needed to improve the lives of citizens."
Precisely is the world's leading data integrity firm, serving 12,000 customers in over 100 countries, including 99 of the Fortune 100, by ensuring data consistency, context and accuracy in data. Precisely's data integration, quality, governance, location intelligence, and enrichment technologies help businesses make better decisions and accomplish better results.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Applexus | February 20, 2023
Applexus, a technology-based company for business consultation and SAP services, has recently announced that it has secured an Investment and Growth Fund IGF grant from the Government of Alberta, establishing its business in Canada. Invest Alberta supported it, and Calgary Economic Development made key introductions for funding application processes.
This investment and expansion will help it to develop new technology solutions, hire and reach with better services. Calgary's graduates will be its team for a skilled workforce with exceptional infrastructure. Being a consulting firm, it spends a lot of money and time traveling to the client sites, so Calgary, an air travel hub, will offer convenient access to its clients from the US market.
Calgary is an affordable settlement place with a strong public education system, a high standard of living with diversity, importance to the quality of life, and being friendly with other communities. It will gain skilled professionals from other places than North America through Alberta's new immigration program for technology professionals.
CEO and Founder of Applexus, Sam Mathew, said, "The IGF grant will allow us to take our company to the next level, help strengthen our presence, expand our offerings, bring new jobs to the region, and positively impact the community. We're grateful for the support of the Government of Alberta as we work to build a stronger and more diverse economy for the state."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
CEO of Invest Alberta, Rick Christiaanse, said, "Applexus is a welcome addition to Alberta's tech and innovation sector, and we are excited the company has chosen our province to establish its Canadian headquarters." He added, "This investment in Alberta will help support our local economy through the creation of 125 new jobs over five years while giving Applexus access to the skilled talent Alberta is known for so it can thrive in a rapidly growing sector. The support the company received from the Government of Alberta, Invest Alberta, and Calgary Economic Development positioned our province as a destination of choice and is a tangible example of Alberta's world-renowned 'make it happen attitude' when it comes to global investment."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Federal Way, Washington, Applexus Technologies has been offering SAP services and business consulting to transform the customer experience through digital innovation since 2005. It specializes in advisory, implementation, migration, and management solutions for SAP S/4HANA and B/4HANA. In addition, it offers solutions for business transformation, business analytics, AMS, cloud services, SAP CAR solutions, data migration, organizational change leadership, quality engineering, accounts payable automation, import-export and retail solutions. It has centers in North America, India, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom to influence the business communities worldwide.