Combining resources undoubtedly pays off, but getting there isn't easy. Here's how state, local and federal agencies are dealing with the hurdles.
Seven recommendations for data center consolidation, including preparing a current usage survey and using automation tools.
A snapshot of the Census Bureau's server virtualization project highlights the key points of its move toward a virtual private cloud.
Rick Bakken, senior director of data center evangelism at Microsoft, revealed May 18 at Tech-Ed in Atlanta what the next generation of Microsoft data centers will look like, including requiring less energy and costing less money.
The consolidation process gives administrators a look into the costs of running data centers that they might not otherwise get, a DHS IT official says.
The EA community needs to play a bigger role in consolidation activities, Treasury's chief enterprise architect says.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is making the Mathias Laboratory into one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the country.
A panel of IT execs at a NASCIO conference says the challenges include determining how much agencies spend on IT and then meeting their expectations of service.
Delaware is linking its government offices and school districts via Verizon's advanced unified communications tools to prepare for data-center consolidation.
The Obama administration has released details data center closures set for this year. Which agencies will see the most?
A rare glimpse inside one of Google's data centers demonstrates the extreme security measures the business goes to to protect its data. But Greenpeace suggests that unlike Facebook, most cloud companies, including Google and Microsoft, aren't as open about their environmental practices as they should be.
Unencrypted data was left exposed in the office of the Texas Comptroller for more than a year.
Dell said April 7 that it plans to spend $1 billion in cloud technology over its next fiscal year.
In one recent survey, data center managers said their budgets will not be increasing for 2011, while a second study points to rising overall IT spending budgets.