Fed Increases Data Center Closures

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The federal government’s data center closure plans have just expanded.

According to a recent report from the Washington Post, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has indicated the news.

500 square feet was the previous limit for a data center that was being considered for closure. However, allowing consideration of other facilities will result in even more closures.

So exactly how many more will be closed? By the end of next year, the government now aims for 472. That’s an increase from the 373 previously planned.

Quoted in the Washington Post report, VanRoekel stated, “We should be looking for efficiencies from everything from wiring closets to these very large data centers.”

Meanwhile, the overall amount of data center closures will help the federal government save money as it converts to its cloud-first policy.

For more information on the matter, view the Washington Post report at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/government-expands-planned-data-center-closures/2011/10/06/gIQAOM5URL_story.html