The US government has shuttered 318 data centres since 2010, 50 of them in the past three months, according to updated figures from the Office of Management and Budget recently released.
Agencies plan to close 56 more centres by the end of September and 363 by the close of September 2013, according to a spread sheet posted to the government open data platform Data.gov. The government had closed 268 data centres as of the last update April 30. Friday’s update included all data centres closed as of Aug. 3. OMB plans to shut down about 40% of the government’s original stock of roughly 3,100 data centres by the end of 2012. The program is expected to save US$5 billion, though those savings won’t all have accrued by the 2015 deadline, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has said.
Source: Next Gov