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.
Seagate says its magnetic recording technology is ready to produce 6T hard drives now and 60T within a decade, at prices comparable to today's drives.
SORTA hopes to reduce the cost and complexity of managing backup and disaster recovery operations with all-in-one backup appliances.
When the Transportation Security Administration needed to upgrade its emergency alert system, it opted to use the system already in place for its sister agency the Coast Guard.
Federal officials and industry representatives got together at AFCEA's Emerging Technology Symposium to go over the latest tools.
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Task Force is working to develop the marketplace, part of the administration's efforts to save money through consolidation.