State Dept. to Consolidate Data Centers

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The U.S. State Department has posted a notice indicating it will consolidate its data center, according to Federal Computer Week. The consolidation plans are described in a presolicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. The project “includes a broad range of services not limited to hardware and software evaluation and recommendations, configuration management system design and implementation, physical server virtualization and transition, and LAN administration support for server transition and consolidation,” the document states.

The Obama administration’s stimulus plan includes $290 million for a “Capital Investment Fund” for the Department of State to beef up its IT security and mission-critical operations, with $38 million of that earmarked for the Agency for International Development.

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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.

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