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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

Terremark Continues Expansion at Virginia Site

IT infrastructure provider Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) has launched construction of the third data center at its NAP of the Capital Region campus in Culpeper, Virginia, the company said today. The company will invest $45 million in the 50,000 square foot facilty. Read More

Andrew Fanara Departs EPA

Andrew Fanara, who has been the Environmental Protection Agency’s primary liaison to the data center industry, is leaving the EPA to take a private sector job. Read More

Kundra: Fed Data Centers 7 Percent Utilized

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

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