You can arrange to have other data centers back up your services when one goes down, but it'll cost you.
LANL officials built a cloud platform that focuses on the needs of the national labs that use it and delivers a bill that doesn't surprise them.
The Army's future IT savings will come from eliminating duplicate apps and moving the rest to another environment, says Col. Chris Miller.
By switching to Google Apps, GSA reduced server energy consumption by nearly 90 percent, a report states.
Despite improvements in the efficiency of federal IT spending, the Obama administration's reform program has a long way to go, an official told a Senate subcommittee.
Virtual desktop environments can create I/O storms that clog performance, but new tools can keep traffic moving.
Many government departments and agencies have rid themselves of the most obvious efficiency offenders: small data centers, facilities previously marked for closure and IT resources deemed surplus to mission requirements.
In moving to a virtual data center, Madison County, Ind., found that security in a virtual world can be at least as good as in a physical environment.
Feds, states and businesses are reporting a 1 percent or more reduction in energy costs by implementing energy efficient solutions in data centers, according to CDW-G's 2012 Energy Efficiency IT Report.
A word of caution on moving to the cloud: Don’t think you can rush through the contract process quickly, retired Lt. Col. Michael Devines told a FOSE audience.
Getting the most out of consolidating a distributed, siloed IT environment requires management, fair deals and not being a bully.
Over the past decade, Michigan's Department of Information Technology has cut costs by consolidating resources and standardizing its approach to better meet the needs of the state's agencies.