Data Center Exchange

A vertical community of Federal data center leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Public comments on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) draft Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) policy show a desire for OMB to continue the push for modernization amid new metrics and a shift towards optimization over data center closures. […]

Department of Homeland Security DHS

As Federal government agencies continue their methodical march to IT modernization spurred on by congressional and administration mandates, two senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IT officials emphasized today the importance of the needs of core agency missions in leading those efforts. […]

DCOI data center server room infrastructure hyperconverged cloud storage architecture

New guidance for the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) will likely include revised performance goals for agencies, revised metrics for energy metering and virtualization, and new metrics for under-utilized servers, availability, and old hardware, said Jake Wooley, IT sustainability program manager at the Department of Energy (DoE), during MeriTalk’s 2018 Data Center Brainstorm. […]

DCOI data center server room infrastructure hyperconverged cloud storage architecture

Data from the Federal government’s IT Dashboard website appear to indicate that Federal CFO Act agencies have made some progress but are still more than 1,000 data centers short of their intended closure goals for 2020 under the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). […]

hybrid cloud multi cloud computing in the cloud

Pamela Wise-Martinez, chief cloud and enterprise data architect at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, discussed the opportunities for Federal agencies to shift from disparate multi-cloud environments to effective use of hybrid cloud – marrying together on-prem, private, and public cloud use. […]

The Library of Congress awarded Accenture a new contract to build a data center, with an estimated contract value of $27.3 million over the performance period, including a one-year base and an additional two one-year options.  Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, will migrate the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office’s current data center to new hosting environments. […]

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