Feds Now Plan to Close 1,200 Data Centers

A map of planned data center closures released by the U.S. government.

The U.S. government is continuing its aggressive effort to consolidate its data centers, and has again increased its target for the number of facilities it expects to close to 1,200, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. Read More

Federal Consolidation Spreads to Telco Closets

The U.S. government has once again boosted the number of data centers included in its huge data center consolidation, from 2,100 to 2,800. The government is no longer limiting its data center count to those centers measuring at least 500 square feet. Read More

Signs of Progress on Government 2.0

Chris Vein,  Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government, Aneesh Chopra is the US Chief Technology Officer and an Assistant to President Obama for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy speak on a panel on Government's Big Data Opportunity with event host Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media.

Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and his deputy, Chris Vein, were on stage with Tim O’Reilly at the Strata Summit, and came bearing hopeful news. Chopra said the U.S. is “on the cusp of a data revolution in government.” Read More

Horizon Wins Three Federal Cloud Deals

Horizon Data Center Solutions has deployed cloud computing solutions for three federal agencies, the company said today. The announcement comes just one month after Horizon became one of the first vendors to secure an Authority to Operate (ATO) as a cloud services provider to the U.S. Government. Read More

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