Data Center Consolidation, 'Cloud First' Policy Part of 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT

Friday Dec 10th 2010 by Ainsley Jones
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In an attempt to make the federal government more nimble, cost-effective and citizen-focused, a 25-point plan to reform government IT has been introduced.

Last March, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced a Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative with the goal of finalizing the consolidation plans by the end of this year. Yesterday, Kundra released a 25-point plan that calls for eliminating at least 800 of the government's 2,100 data centers by 2015, reports Computerworld.

The plan reflects the introduction of a "cloud first" IT procurement policy, which will get underway in 2012, according to Information Age. In the past, Kundra has been a strong advocate for cloud computing.

 

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