Defense Sees $680 Million in Annual Savings from Data Center Consolidation
November 28, 2011
Consolidating myriad data centers could save the Defense Department as much as $680 million a year by 2015, the Pentagon said in a recent report.
The effort is part of a governmentwide data center consolidation that will save $5 billion by 2015, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel predicted in October.
Defense will realize more than $1 billion a year in savings by 2016 from an overall information technology efficiency program, "of which data center consolidation is a significant part," said the report, released Wednesday by Defense CIO Teri Takai.