Feds To Consolidate 22 Medicare Data Centers

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The government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning to consolidate 22 data center sites into four enterprise facilities, and is seeking proposals for the project, according to GCN, which covers the government computing sector. The consolidation of large and far-flung networks is a major trend, enabled by advances in equipment miniaturization (especially blade servers) and data center design. Expect to see more of these kind of stories in months to come.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.