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US Gov't To Close 137 Data Centers In 2011, More By 2015 49

Posted by timothy
from the let-a-thousand-flowers-bloom dept.
1sockchuck writes "The US government has closed 39 data centers this year, and expects to shut down 98 more by the end of 2011, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said Wednesday. The 137 closures are a step towards the long-term goal of consolidating 800 of the government's 2,094 data centers by 2015. Government agencies have identified 100 email systems and 950,000 mailboxes to migrate to a cloud computing model as part of Kundra's 'Cloud First' initiative."
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US Gov't To Close 137 Data Centers In 2011, More By 2015

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  • Re:Eggs (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Random2 (1412773) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @01:50PM (#35966614) Journal

    So, we don't want the government spending exorbitant amounts of money, but when they start to make changes we criticize them? While I agree the cloud isn't a perfect place to store stuff, migrating all the low-level and unclassified government documents to a single area seems like a frugal move.

    Anyways, even if you only read the summary (forget TFA), they're reducing to about 1200 data centers instead of 2k, leaving plenty of places to back-up or spread data.
    Hardly 'one basket'. Much more like a Beowulf cluster.

  • by lax-goalie (730970) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @02:06PM (#35966926)

    ...because the latest in Virginia's IT outsourcing saga is that the State Police are having severe access problems to servers hosted by NG.

    Outsourcing to these guys has been a disaster for the Commonwealth. And it happened on Vivek Kundra's watch.

  • Re:Eggs (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Bloopie (991306) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @02:16PM (#35967110)

    So, we don't want the government spending exorbitant amounts of money, but when they start to make changes we criticize them?

    You must be new here.

    If the U.S. Government suddenly announced it was eliminating 10,000 unnecessary bureaucratic jobs, Slashdotters would complain about how much of our tax money it was going to cost to do that.

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