Feds Target 292 More Data Centers for Closure


The federal government has has identified an additional 292 data centers that it will close over the next 18 months as it continues its data center consolidation. They include four Department of Agriculture data centers in the same zip code, each of which is less than 1,000 square feet.
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Federal CIO Kundra Leaving for Harvard

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who has spearheaded the Obama administration’s effort to consolidate data centers and shift to a cloud delivery model, is leaving his post to accept a fellowship at Harvard University, the White House said today. Read More

Social Security Works to Avert Data Center Failure


A $500 million project to build a new data center for the Social Security Administration is year behind schedule, and won’t be ready until 2016. Meanwhile, the agency is trying to extend the life of a problem-plagued 30-year-old facility that is critical to the SSA. Read More

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