Agencies Release Data Center Consolidation Plans

Twenty-three federal agencies released data center consolidation plans today as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative established by the Office of Management and Budget in February 2010.

Each plan includes a consolidation schedule, approach, rationale, timeline, governance framework, communication strategy, challenges experienced and lessons learned.

According to the announcement, from 1998 to 2010, the federal government quadrupled the number of data centers it operates while using just 27 percent of the computing power.

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The FDCCI seeks to curb this unsustainable increase in the number of data centers by reducing the cost of data center hardware, software, and operations; shifting IT investments to more efficient computing platforms; promoting the use of Green IT by reducing the overall energy and real estate footprint of government data centers; and increasing the IT security posture of the government.


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