Feds Commission Guidebook for Modular Data Center Procurement

by Ainsley Jones

Mark Bramfitt is helping create a procurement guidebook for modular and container-based data centers for government agencies.

Industry consultant Mark Bramfitt is working with the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a guidebook to aid the federal government in choosing between different types of modular and container-based data centers, ZDNet UK reports.

According to a statement written by Mark Bramfitt

We are interested in providing a clear snapshot of the industry today, with the primary goal of describing a specification and deployment planning process that will be relevant in the future.

The federal government has already begun a large data center consolidation effort and it appears modular and container-based data centers will play a role in reducing the overall energy and real estate footprint of government data centers, in addition to reducing data center costs.


This article was originally published on Wednesday Aug 25th 2010