Data Center Consolidation for First Data

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Credit card processor First Data Corp. has outlined plans for a data center consolidation that will reduce its U.S. network from 12 facilities to just three. The consolidation, which is expected to take more than two years, will cost approximately $225 million, according to Payments News.

On April 1 First Data agreed to be acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) for $29 billion. The data center consolidation was planned before the acquisition, but continues a trend in which companies with karge data center networks are consolidating their servers into a smaller number of more advanced and energy-efficient facilities.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.