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Government Agencies Look to Hughes for More Cost-Effective Network Solutions
Potential budget cuts are an ongoing concern for a majority of government agencies – whether federal, state or local. And yet with the growing shift towards cloud-based applications, mobile platforms and video content, the drive to modernize government IT cannot slow down given the need for more advanced and efficient systems to help serve constituents better.
Some of the challenges facing agencies with legacy systems include:
For any agency to attempt to resolve all these issues itself in one fell swoop, under tight budget conditions, and while still delivering services to constituents is simply not realistic. But there is a way forward—namely, to engage with a trusted and experienced managed services partner, and together to establish a viable and cost-effective plan to leverage the latest and most appropriate network technology innovations.
More Bandwidth, Cloud Readiness at Lower Costs
A case in point is HughesON™ Managed Network Services, an end-to-end answer which leverages the best of wireline, wireless and satellite technologies to deliver highly secure, reliable broadband connectivity at all branch sites. For multi-location government agencies in particular, working with a single trusted provider ensures implementation of cost-effective and scalable solutions under uniform contract terms and service level agreements.
Within the HughesON portfolio is Hughes Managed SD-WAN, a solution that delivers significant benefits over dedicated legacy networks, including cloud readiness, high network and application availability, flexibility and cost savings. Delivered as an end-to-end turnkey solution, Hughes Managed SD-WAN enables an agency to maximize network bandwidth speed and performance without adding new lines, links or expenses. And it can be easily implemented on existing infrastructure across numerous sites.
“The SD-WAN solution further expands our proven portfolio of HughesON™ managed services, delivering multi-site organizations optimized network performance by resolving bandwidth, availability and cloud access challenges—keeping applications up even if the primary network path fails,” said Mike Cook, executive vice president at Hughes.
Ordinary Broadband Transformed
Hughes Managed SD-WAN leverages innovative Hughes ActiveTechnologies™ to transform ordinary broadband connections into enterprise-grade high performance WANs, including support for demanding applications such as VoIP and video.
Each tool in the suite optimizes performance:
Remote Connectivity and Fast Access
For park stations, schools, or branch offices that need connectivity or are limited by last mile DSL, Hughes offers Hughes HTS. As the nation’s leading satellite Internet service provider, Hughes offers the first service to deliver 25Mbps download speeds from coast-to-coast.
“Hughes HTS brings improved capabilities to the public sector by delivering not only high speed Internet access everywhere—such as for our rural schools and remote offices—but also as a satellite back-up to terrestrial networks for federal and state agencies,” said Tony Bardo, Hughes assistant vice president of government solutions. “This ensures greater network resiliency when disasters strike and more responsive emergency services.”
For agencies hampered by a legacy system or budget constraints–or both–engaging a trusted and experienced managed services provider like Hughes is a cost-effective and efficient way to expand IT capabilities in support of public service.
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