HP Consolidation Update: 28 Sites Retired

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InformationWeek has an update on the data center consolidation by HP (HP), in which the company is consolidating 85 data centers worldwide into six larger centers located in three U.S. cities. CIO Randy Mott shares a status report:

The six data centers – two in Austin, two in Houston, and two in Atlanta – are operational. So far, 28 of the old data centers have been shut off and 700 applications moved into the new ones. … The number of applications now stands at 3,300, and active IT projects are actually down to less than 500. Mott says he’ll get close to the 8,000 mark for IT workers, but just as important is that the ratio of HP IT employees to contract workers will shift from approximately 50-50 in 2005 to about 90-10.

HP’s plan called for it to build two 200,000 square foot data centers in each of three markets. In Atlanta, the facilites are located in Suwanee and Alpharetta.

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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.