IT professionals encounter seemingly endless challenges and demands that can impact the quality of the motorist experience. Any threat or vulnerability that impedes traffic manager access to data from remote roadside ‘smart’ devices can cause serious consequences. DOT decision-makers are constantly collaborating with other jurisdictions, state CIOs, and vendors to ensure resiliency and business continuity. Successfully navigating those challenges depends on ‘anytime, anywhere, always-on’ access to applications and data in private data centers and public clouds.