Posts Tagged: data center consolidation

Follow the New IP Part IV: Putting Control in the Hands of Government

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 to… Read more »

Stop Focusing on Vanity Metrics and Optimize the Government’s Data Centers

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 these… Read more »

Does the Gov. Know How Many Data Centers it has? – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 stories

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 impact… Read more »

Finding Efficiency with Data Center Consolidation

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 to… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Data Center Comedy

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 down… Read more »

Government Solutions Forum: Intelligent Automation for the Cloud

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 have… Read more »

A Blueprint for Data Center Consolidation

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 hot… Read more »

My Cup of IT – Alan Greenspan – CIO ♥ CFO

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/lr5vNf Tech is Uncle Sam’s Rodney Dangerfield – we don’t get no respect. Why? We know the budget of everything and the cost for nothing – how is it the Department of Energy doesn’t know its electricity bill? Truth is, IT’s techno babble and messy metrics turn off CFOs. We already get… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Royal Wedding?

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/k4ouuw Beefeaters polish crown jewels. Londoners pray for sunshine. What’s top of mind for the royal couple? Yep, William and Kate are wondering if cloud and data center consolidation – DCC – is a marriage made in heaven, or if Uncle Sam is getting trapped in a shotgun showdown. While President Obama… Read more »

My Cup of IT: The Fed 100 et al…

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/g2wYm7 As bikini season draws near, some new and eye catching vital statistics from last week. The e-Gov diet – Congress short-changed the e-Gov fund, just $8 million against a $34 million ask. Vivek Kundra outed the data center uglies – “duglies” – the 100 data centers picked for closure. The digital… Read more »