ANNAPOLIS, MD and SAN JOSE, CA, (September 16, 2013) – kloudtrack® a leader in cloud computing technologies and solution services for sensitive data, process management and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) today announced a relationship with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to develop Innovation Sandbox™ exchanges that will allow organizations to test a variety of technologies and/or methodologies in a “sandbox” environment.
Each Innovation Sandbox will be provisioned in-tandem with selected partners that offer technologies and solutions in a variety of innovation categories (examples follow):
“Now, more than ever, the driving factors behind IT deployments have become more economic than technical,” stated Michael Binko, president | CEO for kloudtrack®. “The advent of innovations such as cloud, virtualization and mobility mean the vendor landscape is much more diverse. Additionally, with standards driving easier portability, organizations can now consider best-of-breed offerings when considering and procuring IT solutions. The Innovation Sandbox environments are designed to give these organizations the opportunity to test these waters with a Start Small … and Scale™ approach with keen sensitivity to limited resources and measurable results.”
Deployments are expected to run on sandbox systems for a period of weeks or months at small costs. During these test-bed deployments teams will evaluate the viability and return on investment (ROI) for selected innovations. Then, decisions can be made about contracting and scaling the deployments with a solid base of results-oriented information.
“Organizations will be able to utilize the Innovation Sandbox to test sample-sets of data, users, processes and measure value metrics against real-world use case scenarios,” stated Dan Kent, CTO- US Public Sector, Cisco Systems. “This concept and approach is consistent with Cisco’s efforts to cultivate vendor ecosystems. With tightened budgets and a much more diverse environment of innovations available, CIOs have a rare opportunity to test the waters. The challenges we’ve heard have centered around finding vendors/technologies that work well together and are able to be deployed quickly on a small-scale with limited resources. These Innovation Sandbox environments offer an on-ramp to next-generation technologies that could have a dramatic impact on bottom-line results,” added Kent.
The Innovation Sandbox approach works in a wide variety of industries, nonetheless, initial efforts will concentrate around the following sectors:
By the end of 2013, more than three Innovation Sandbox environments are expected to be operational with a broad community of partner organizations serving diverse customer needs. Invited partner organizations will include academia (universities, training centers), technology/solution vendors, consulting/professional service providers, system integrators, incubators/accelerators, economic development agencies (EDAs) as well as individual thought-leaders.
At this time, kloudtrack and Cisco are seeking innovation partners to jointly map sophisticated innovations and offerings to existing missions, task orders and new procurements in the industry sectors and innovation categories highlighted above. Interested parties should contact Nicholas Mumma at 240-499-3844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Headquartered in Annapolis, MD kloudtrack® is a Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing (SaaS|Cloud) company that integrates best-practice management with cybersecurity and audit-trails that place a premium on monitoring users, transparency and collaborations as they relate to sensitive data assets and processes.
kloudtrack® is one of the first technology and solution providers to address specific international, federal, state and industry-imposed regulatory compliance standards in SaaS|Cloud environments across multiple vertical industry sectors such as fin-serv (SEC/FINRA/Basel Accords), health-medical (HIPAA/CCHIT/REMS) and government (FIPS/FISMA/FedRAMP) among others. This understanding and integration of GRC factors and certifications set kloudtrack® technologies, solutions and IP apart in the market. Learn more at www.kloudtrack.com.
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