Improving Data Center Fitness

The mandate has been set- consolidate at least 1200 government data centers by the end of 2015. With this, government organizations are tasked with driving data center efficiency, consolidation, and if possible, shifting workloads to the cloud. We know data center consolidation can reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and provide more flexibility across your agency, but how do you actually build a plan for your agency? Moreover, where do you begin and what agencies are doing it well?

Virtualization can be the answer to improving performance and reducing costs with limited resources. For this reason, Federal Computer Week in partnership with Cisco is hosting a free, online Data Center Decathlon Town Hall for government and data center professionals. Government and industry thought leaders will answer your questions about data center consolidation, share lessons learned from their own implementation projects, and provide actionable strategies on how to improve the health of your data center. The best part? This event leverages Cisco TelePresence technology so you can connect with the experts and participate in the discussion in real time.

Specifically, the online discussion will focus on:

  • The 10 most important factors to a fit data center
  • The characteristics of an “agile” data center
  • How to communicate the value of your data center to business stakeholders
  • What are the trends when moving from physical to virtual servers
  • Security protocols and how to ensure they are in place
  • How to measure the fitness in your Data Center

The decathlon is taking place Tuesday, November 13 at 2PMET. You can learn more about the agenda and view a full list of speakers here. This is a great opportunity to improve the fitness of your data center and learn best practice strategies for consolidation. Sign up here.

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