Consolidating data centers
But more, consolidation can encourage greater visibility and tighter control, assure more consistent and efficient workflows, and generally make the department or application easier to manage.
From a data centre perspective, an environmental angle can also be added.
The purpose of this Plan is to describe the planned actions of the Department of Defense (Do D) to implement FITARA and the guidance contained in Management and Budget (OMB) Memo M-15-14, and describe the Department's processes and procedures for managing its Information Technology (IT) investments.
This memo provides amplifying guidance regarding Department of the Navy implementation of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authority delegated by the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (Do D CIO) to the Military Departments for the approval of all data server and data center related obligations, except as noted below: Existing data centers obligating development and/or modernization resources ...
The 88-page directive lays out in exquisite detail which centers must be closed and by what date, lamenting that the Army is devoting too much of its .3 billion IT budget to systems, applications and brick-and-mortar server facilities it does not need.
In December 2010, the Under Secretary of the Navy designated the DON CIO as the department's lead for efficiencies in the information management/information technology/cyberspace and information resources management domains, with the subsequent direction to reduce business IT costs by billion.
One of the primary drivers of this savings will be through data center consolidation (DCC).
Put it another way, the really great IT people use technology to make their businesses more fleet of foot, more agile and ultimately, more competitive. Architectures must become more flexible to support the rapid integration and delivery of new applications and services, and more resilient, more secure and more efficient.
This is a tall order in today’s ‘more with less’ climate.