Optimizing the Data Center: How federal agencies squeeze savings from smart consolidation

Legacy technology costs the federal government a lot of money. Statistically, around 80 percent of the government’s $80 billion IT budget goes toward past-generation systems that, as former U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott used to say, “keep the lights on.” In this eBook, Nextgov looks at the government’s progress in closing and optimizing its data centers while exploring a series of use cases among federal agencies and research centers. Our stories include challenges faced by federal officials, as well as lessons learned, returns on investment and benefits to mission realized through consolidation.