Data center consolidation

  • Interior defines new approach to IT

    The Interior Department issued its four-year technology transformation plan where it describes how it will save $100 million a year starting in 2016. Interior’s roadmap focuses on back office and administrative systems.

  • Moving to the cloud

    Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with Van Risau and David Blakenhorn, executives at DLT Solutions. July 5, 2011

  • Agencies not tracking data center consolidation savings, report says

    Mark Weber is the president of the U.S. public sector group of NetApp. He spoke to Federal News Radio about the report.

  • Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

    The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON’s non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

  • ‘Ruthless’ cost cutting coming to Navy IT

    Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy’s chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don’t cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

  • VA to get ruthless on redundant software

    Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Census implementing virtualization-first policy

    Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to […]

  • DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

    Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

  • Agriculture shares data center consolidation lessons

    Shape ’em up or shut ’em down – Department of Agriculture CIO Christopher Smith discusses thinning down your data centers.

  • Federal data center answer may be found in Facebook

    Pete Tseronis, the chief technology officer at the Department of Energy, tells Federal News Radio federal data centers will start to look a lot like Facebook.