DoD Outlines Data Center Consolidation Plan
November 25, 2011
The Defense Department is consolidating information technology and hundreds of data centers and expects to save more than $1 billion annually by fiscal 2016, according to DoD's data center consolidation plan released this week.
In addition, DoD projects to save more than $3 billion between 2013 and 2018, the report said. But that doesn't include upfront costs needed to shut down servers and migrate IT applications to existing and new, state-of-the-art data centers, which will have increased operational costs.