Federal Government Sets Early Timeline for Data Center Consolidation
The Obama sent a note earlier this month plans to establish specific goals for the federal government’s initiative to consolidate data centers, according to a report InformationWeek.com.
Included as part of fiscal year 2012 of the President’s budget, several years of data centers reduction initiative will apply to all all federal agencies.
Vivek Kundra Federal CIO and the Department of Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires, who is leading the consolidation effort, sent the memo to federal CIOs on 1 October.
The note set near the White House plans completed, together with the results of a recent high level review of the entire government to provide the White House and the agencies with the foundation to help establish your strategy.
In March, the federal government revealed that the consolidation would embark on the largest data center of the story, which leads to a reduction of over 1,100 data centers, federal agencies,
Three months later, President Barack Obama leaders ordered federal agencies to expedite the process.
Designed to save the government money, promote energy efficiency and improve IT security in line, the initiative is about application after months of planning.
Federal agencies have submitted their final data center asset inventory and plans to consolidate data centers to the Office of Management and Budget.
The office is working with agencies to review, modify and finalize plans.
September for approval on December 31 of the final data center consolidation plans will be more descriptive and include the technologies and tactics of the agency will use.
The memorandum includes the complete data center total inventory of 2,094 data centers, which is almost double the original estimate of 1100 Kundra.
The government arrived at this figure by including “any site that is larger than 500 square meters dedicated to data processing” and coincides with one of the definitions of the Uptime Institute classification data center level.
The Defense Department had the most data centers of all agencies with a staggering 772 facilities.
The Department of State was second with 361 data centers, and the Department of Interior had the third largest number with 210 data centers.
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