Federal Government Plans Massive Data Center Consolidation
From a commodity IT perspective, absolutely. My view is we should only have three major data centers across the entire US government.
The federal government plans to shut down 40 percent (800) of its data centers over the next four years. The shuttering of facilities is expected to free up billions of dollars a year and acres of real estate. Of course, it will also result in thousands of lost jobs as well.
The plan to consolidate data centers will also be a catalyst in the government shifting toward cloud computing. According to Kundra, moving to the cloud could result in billions in savings