DOD continues to grapple with data center consolidation, CRS says

A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the Defense Department continues to face an uphill battle in implementing the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, reports Federal News Radio.

The department, which is the federal government's largest owner of data centers, must find new ways to curb energy cost and satisfy its ever growing needs for data center services, according to the report.

The DOD plans to reduce its 772 data centers by 30 percent and its number of servers by 25 percent by 2013, the story said. This would bring down the total number of data centers to about 532.

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