Data Center Consolidation Could Save 18 Billion

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – A new study released by Meritalk, an IT research groups shows that the U.S. government could save over eighteen billion dollars from consolidating its data centers.

MeriTalk partnered with NetApp and conducted the study by surveying over a hundred top IT techs to specifically analyze routines at their data centers.

The federal U.S. government is currently in the consolidation process, with a goal of shutting down 800 data centers by 2015.

Most recently, the Office of Management and Budget was in the process of submitting a list of 100 data centers to be closed down in the near future.

The process is part of the U.S. government’s conversion to cloud-based computing. There are over 2,000 data centers in the United States today.