Documents/FDCCI

Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative

Strategic_Plan

Start: 2010-02-26, Publication: 2010-03-19

Source: http://cio.gov/documents_details.cfm/uid/25A781B7-BDBE-6B59-F86D3F2751E5CB43/structure/Information%20Technology/category/Federal%20Data%20Center%20Consolidation%20Initiative

The reported number of Federal data centers grew from 432 in I998 to more than 1,100 in 2009.' This growth in redundant infrastructure investments is costly, inefficient, unsustainable and has a significant impact on energy consumption. In 2006, Federal servers and data centers consumed over 6 billion kwh of electricity and without a fundamental shift in how we deploy technology it could exceed 12 billion kwh by 201 1 .2 In addition to the energy impact, information collected from agencies in 2009 shows relatively low utilization rates of current infrastructure and limited reuse of data centers within or across agencies. The cost of operating a single data center is significant, from hardware and software costs to real estate and cooling costs.

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Office of Management and Budget

Acronym:OMB

Stakeholder(s):

  • Vivek KundraFederal Chief Information Officer

Name:Department of Homeland Security

Acronym:DHS

Stakeholder(s):

  • Richard SpiresCIO, DHS, and co-leader of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative

Name:Treasury Department

Acronym:USTD

Stakeholder(s):

  • Michael DuffyCIO for the Treasury Department, and co-leader of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative