Mergers, acquisitions, right sizing and a host of other initiatives often lead to the consolidation of data centers. These projects birth a host of stakeholders from the C level to the technician with each one bearing a different agenda and criteria for success. Meeting expectations is a project within the project and this Gartner Report specifically addresses these management issues.
On Thursday the Government of Canada announced measures to streamline and identify savings in its IT operations through Shared Services Canada, which includes reducing the number of data centers from 300 today to less than 20. Read More
Automaker General Motors (GM) will invest $130 million to build an enterprise data center at its Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich., that will allow it to reduce operating costs by consolidating its IT infrastructure into a more efficient facility. Read More
The U.S. government has shut down 39 data centers so far this year, and expects to close 98 more by the end of 2011, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said in an update on the government’s data center consolidation and cloud computing strategy. Read More
Today’s IT organizations are under pressure to continually adapt IT resources to keep pace with changing business priorities, all the while seeking methods to lower costs and improve efficiency in the data center. The racked, stacked, and wired infrastructure common in today’s data center creates obstacles in the ability to deliver and manage new applications critical to the business. Read More
New York City has opened a new data center in Brooklyn where the city will centralize the IT infrastructure for more than 40 city agencies over the next five years. The city says the facility at the MetroTech Center will allow it to save more than $100 million over five years. Read More
The U.S. government has 2,094 data centers, nearly 1,000 more than federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s previous estimate of 1,100, according to an inventory connected with the federal data center consolidation. Read More
On Thursday President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the heads of federal agencies to accelerate efforts to sell or consolidate underused real estate, singling out data enters for special attention.
HP will consolidate about 100 former EDS data centers into about 50 facilities, spending $1 billion and eliminating 9,000 jobs in the process. But will it build new facilities or renovate existing ones? Read More
Many federal agencies are using just 7 percent of their server capacity, according to federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who called that low utilization level “unaccaptable.” In an appearance Wednesday, Kundra continued to make the case to shift federal IT infrastructure to a cloud comuting model. Read More