Most federal information technology professionals have seen hybrid networks develop over time. The data center down the hall has been augmented by the cloud, virtualized systems and even mobile devices.

Managing a local data infrastructure can get one accustomed to a set of tools and diagnostic utilities that work fine for that well-defined basic system.

The traditional method of focusing on one domain doesn’t allow accurate diagnosis of user problems in today’s complex, hybrid systems. Federal networks must respond to rapid changes in a flexible manner while providing optimized service to users.

Listen to the full podcast on Federal News Network to see how ThunderCat Technology’s Chief Technology Officer, Kurt Steege and Riverbed Technology’s Federal Chief Technology Officer, Marlin McFate discuss these questions and more.