The Federal Data Center Consolidation Task Force will work to advance a data centre marketplace, designed to let agencies leverage unused capacity, according to the analytical perspectives of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2013 federal budget. During 2012-2013, the task force, an interagency body that drives consolidation within federal agencies, will also continue efforts to improve a total cost model that provides a consistent way to derive consolidation savings, and continue sharing best practices and lessons learned from the public and private sectors, the document states
Agencies are committed to close nearly 1,100 data centres by 2015 with 525 of those closures expected to be completed by the end of 2012 (over 25% of these closed in 2011). “Consolidations are expected to save the government US$3 billion by 2015, and result in more savings in the years beyond 2015,” the document states.
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