Utah finished a multiyear data center consolidation project last summer, reducing 35 data centers to just two facilities. The move paves the way for Utah to offer cloud services to its cities and counties — and perhaps other states as well.
Underwriters Laboratories begins assessing networking equipment for performance against security threats to meet requirements of a new Texas law requiring certification of networking products.
Tangled telecommunications and electrical cables underneath the data center floor, an out-dated HVAC system, clogged pipes and an antiquated uninterruptible power system have put the SSA's National Computer Center on thin ice.
The consolidation, part of New York’s Citywide IT Infrastructure Services program, will bring 14 agencies into a consolidated data center by year's end.
Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.
Federal IT managers detail progress on consolidating data centers and discuss the problems of moving applications to the cloud.
The cyber intelligence data center being built in Utah will gather and aggregate data on a variety of cyber threats and help defend Defense Department and civilian government networks.
Reductions to personnel, IT and major weapons programs are DOD's plans for cutting costs, which include consolidating data centers and moving to an enterprise e-mail system.
Agency managers might find it easier meeting the administration’s “cloud first” mandates than achieving some of the data center consolidation goals in OMB IT reform plan, which face significant challenges.
A legislative commission's recommendations include the use of shared services and the consolidation of IT operations, utility services and specialized applications.
As the economic downturn comes to roost in the public sector, IT managers have another, unavoidable incentive to innovate: Significant cuts in budgets and staff sizes while network demands, as always, are on the rise.
Data conslidation is a multiyear program spanning multiple administrations and CIOs, so it must be embraced as a strategic agency program, says Aglliex's Bob Otto, former USPS CIO. But nothing else will have as broad and lasting an impact.