A two-part strategy for getting value from data center consolidation

A lot of work is getting consolidating data centers, but how do you know it's worth it? Here's how.

Can your data center withstand another derecho?

Foresight, planning and preparation can help you cope with data center outages caused by sudden and severe weather patterns.

Shared services poised to reshape the federal market

Industry should brace for impact as the government adopts more shared services, CIO warns.

5 tech shockwaves still felt today

Information technology has been transformative for government – are these the most pivotal changes?

Xerox duplicates move to cloud data centers for Texas

Company best known for copiers will streamline IT operations of Texas state agencies with secure, cloud-based services.

Lockheed builds data farm to house AF flight testing

The farm will connect with the Joint Strike Fighter U.S. Reprogramming Lab’s storage of software and data from F-35 mission tests.

Defense board issues cloud recommendations, warnings

DOD should move cautiously but decisively to adopt cloud computing and carry out data center consolidation, board advises.

Guident wins GSA award for database, data warehouse support

Among other things, the award will strengthen the Business Objects platform for the Federal Acquisition Service's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

CSC unveils a cloud for federal agencies

CSC has unveiled a cloud computing platform designed primarily for federal agencies, which provides infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.

Search fuels one small firm's dream of big data success

Splunk hangs future on search product that handles a multitude of tasks

Harris team will improve VA computer net management

The contractor and its subs will develop and deploy a system that provides a unified, federated view of VA data repositories throughout the United States.

GSA ponders reopening e-mail contract

Agency is studying GAO's decision to support the protests filed by two losing bidders.

GAO wants GSA to reopen e-mail contract

GAO agrees with protesters over the location of data centers and other issues.

ICF continues data aid as CDC wages fight against AIDS

ICF International will continue to provide data management services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Data Coordinating Center for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System.

Army makes strides in data center consolidation

The Army IT Agency is touting its major efforts to reduce servers and energy consumption.

Dell finalizes acquisition of data center networking provider

Dell Inc. has finalized its previously announced acquisition of Force 10 Networks Inc., a $200 million global technology provider of data center services with headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

Lockheed signs energy-performance contract with DOE

Energy's agreement with Lockheed Martin is the first to use an energy-savings contract for data center consolidation and IT enhancements.

CMS plans large data center contracts

Procurement will have multiple winners across several task-order areas. What kind of services is CMS looking to buy?

Kundra lays out deadlines for data center consolidation

As more data centers close, officials foresee a governmentwide marketplace where an agency can find available space in the remaining centers.

Another 178 data centers slated for shutdown

The Obama administration plans to shut down 178 data centers in 2012.

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