Federal data centers

In 2010, as part of his 25-point plan, former federal CIO Vivek Kundra called for the reduction of 800 of the federal government’s 2,100 data centers by 2015. But one key issue to consider with data center consolidation is data center innovation. When done correctly, data center innovation can reap operational and financial rewards.

And we’re not talking five year safe harbor plans either; we’re talking mere months. Data centers aren’t like cars. You don’t keep the same model until the engine drops out. This year’s model will be faster and more energy efficient than last year’s. That’s the basis of innovation. Keep reading →