Federal Consolidation Hits Key Transition Point

Richard Spires, the CIO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discusses the federal government data center consolidation effort Tuesday at the DataCenterDynamics Washington DC conference.

The Obama administration’s massive effort to consolidate the federal government’s 1,100 data centers hits a key transition point today, which is the deadline for all agencies to submit final plans for how they will reduce their IT infrastructure. Read More

Survey: Major Challenges for Fed Consolidation

Two pie charts showing Federal IT managers attitudes towards aspects of the  planned consolidation of more than 1,100 federal data centers.

A majority of IT executives at federal agencies say they believe the Obama administration will succeed in consolidating the government’s data centers. But they don’t believe the project can meet its ambitious timetable, and say government culture is the primary obstacle to success. Read More

As Fanara Exits, an Energy Star Update

The EPA’s Andrew Fanara, who has worked closely with the data center industry, will soon be departing. Fanara provides an update on his transition and the progress of the various Energy Star projects for the data center industry. Read More

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