Three key steps agencies should take to improve the management of their data centers and improve their FITARA grade.
Posts Tagged: data center consolidation
Regardless of which role you play, the IT infrastructure is a key component in your city and your residents rely on you to protect, maintain, and improve it.
Agencies are attempting to modernize their IT infrastructures to better support mission-critical functions. To achieve these missions, agencies need to embrace four key components of IT modernization: cloud computing, shared services, data center consolidation and Agile development.
What is the New IP? If you’ve been following my series on Federal Insights, you may know that the New IP is an emerging networking foundation for innovation based on open standards, and a software-defined, highly dynamic and user-centric infrastructure. As we enter a cloud and mobile driven era, IT infrastructure must be modernized toRead… Read more »
It has been almost five years since the federal government launched the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI). The initiative called for agencies to reduce the government’s 3,100 data centers by 40 percent. This effort was anticipated to save the federal government as much as $5 billion by 2015. However, instead of moving steadily towards achieving theseRead… Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: In order for a project, program, department, agency or the entire government to function properly, you first need trust. But cultivating and growing that trust can be difficult, especially within large organizations. We learn 13 ways to cultivate trust from author Stephen Covey and Tim McManus. The SEVEN stories that impactRead… Read more »
This post is part of GovLoop’s ongoing blog series around one of our latest resources, Navigating the Digital Government Roadmap. In the guide, the most pressing technology trends are identified. The guide is intended to provide a broad spectrum of government technology. Our blog series will dive deeper into each section, so be sure toRead… Read more »
By Steve O’Keeffe — http://bit.ly/Jkotbg Who thought that DCC stood for Data Center Comedy? Nothing humorous about FDCCI – well, I beg to differ. Meet Data Center Dave. He’s MeriTalk’s newest creation – shorter and funnier than the Cloudboys. Dave is the Federal Data Center manager. Dave feels like everyone’s out to shut him downRead… Read more »
Today I will be live blogging at the Cisco Government Solutions Forum. I just attended my third session of the day, titled, the Intelligent Automation for the Cloud, which was part of the Unified Data Center & the Cloud track. Sidney Morgan, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco, gave a remarkable presentation about cloud technology. Data centers haveRead… Read more »
This morning I attended the GovLoop Conversation Event sponsored by Oracle: Your Agencies’ Data Center Consolidation Blueprint: Applying Yesterday’s Lessons to Tomorrow’s Success at District Architecture. The event had a great discussion about data center consolidation and some of the challenges facing the federal government. Data center consolidation has turned into one of the hotRead… Read more »