You can count on two things during mid-March in Austin, Texas: bluebonnets popping up along the roadside, and the city earning its self-proclaimed title of the Live Music Capital of the World with the South by Southwest Festival. For years it’s been more than just music with the addition of film and interactive tracks. This year the SXSW Interactive Conference hosted President Obama for a conversational interview session where he said his reason for attending was to recruit more tech-savvy people into groups like the US Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F. He also picked up some Torchy’s Tacos, which is always a good call.

The US Digital Service grew out of the troubles with the healthcare.gov website, and 18F works as a consultancy within the government focused on rapidly deploying tools and services that are “easy to operate, cost efficient, and reusable.” Not always things people think about when it comes to traditional federal IT.

Uplogix also helps drive automation and efficiency in the federal government. From civilian applications with the Social Security Administration (we’re deployed in all of their branch offices) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (deployed in VA clinics and hospitals) to Department of Defense deployments around the world, Uplogix is elevating expectations for out-of-band management in Fed. We save trips for regionally-based support teams by providing continuous monitoring with automated responses and remote access to gear that’s like actually being there. Our FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified Local Managers take secure encryption to the edge of the network protecting against threats both external and internal.

For more information on Uplogix for Federal Networks, including contracting vehicles that feature Uplogix products, visit the federal page on the Uplogix website. And if you want to get some tacos, let us know and we’ll meet you at the Torchy’s across the creek and just up the hill from Uplogix HQ!

Uplogix @ SXSW 2016

Scott, the new guy in Uplogix Support, took on SXSW Interactive armed with some of the more unusual Uplogix marketing swag:

If you’re at #sxsw this year, find me at #sxswinteractive and I’ll tell you about our “Console Server on Steroids” and give you a space blanket! #sxsw2016 #austintx #uplogix #thinkoutsidetheband

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