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The Benefits of Hybrid Networking

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Under the Cross-Agency Prioritization goals set by the current administration, the federal government has made significant progress in modernizing outdated legacy technologies. Initiatives like the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act have enabled easier access to more capable technologies, but they have also put a heavier burden on federal networks. Current technology trends, which range from the connected devices of the Internet of Things to bring-your-own-device initiatives and high-performance applications, are demanding more and more bandwidth. Unfortunately, the one aspect of federal technology modernization that has been overlooked is also the most important: the network backbone on which all the new technologies rely to operate.

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