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OMB tasked Federal agencies with eliminating 800 data centers by 2015. How are agencies progressing toward this goal? What are the most meaningful metrics to track data center efficiency? Do agencies have a clear picture of consolidation costs and potential savings? And, importantly, how much have we saved so far?

In March 2011, MeriTalk teamed with NetApp to survey 152 Federal IT decision makers and understand their data center consolidation progress, data center optimization metrics, and data center resource and cost savings opportunity. According to respondents, $18.8 billion in savings can be achieved with data center consolidation.

Download the 2011 Federal Data Center Consolidation: Measure to Manage Report to find Federal agency perspectives on:

  • How many data centers have Federal agencies consolidated, and the savings achieved to date
  • If Federal agencies think they can meet the Federally mandated 2015 deadline to consolidate 800 data centers
  • What the biggest Federal consolidation challenges faced so far are

Further, to find out more about the Federal government's path to consolidation, register to attend the "Data Center Consolidation on a Dime" event on May 19, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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