Webinar: Where is the federal marketplace for data center capacity?
Date: August 28, 2012 | Time: 11am ET / 8am PT
Hosted by: Dave Perera, Executive Editor, FierceGovernmentIT
Data center consolidation got star billing in the Office of Management and Budget's December 2010 25-point plan to improve federal management of information technology. OMB has recently said that agencies should be able to shutter at least 1,200 data centers by the end of federal fiscal 2015.
Agencies certainly have both closed down data centers and moved some services to the cloud - but have they done so to the point where such as thing as a marketplace for excess capacity is possible?
Is it that here we bump into question of siloed funding and a culture that discourages sharing across organizational lines?
Are technical issues such as systems tightly bound to their hardware preventing this envisioned era of easy access to virtual servers?
Can such a marketplace exist without a standardized production environment at the very least at a department-wide level?
Zachary Baldwin, Project Manager at GSA
Kevin Carroll, President of the Kevin Carroll Group
Matt Galligan, CommVault