1. Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers

    Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers
    The government is moving forward with a massive data center consolidation initiative that will slash the number of federal data centers by 40% from more than 2,000 to about 1,200 by 2015, according to Lisa Schlosser, deputy administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government and IT. The government says it's ahead of its initial schedule, and plans to close 195 data centers by the end of 2011 alone, with 178 more to be closed next year. Schlosser says the consolidation initiative shouldn't be defined by data center closures alone. But the number of data centers and closures will remain key measurements of the government's success.
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