DON, Army tackle data center consolidation

August 12, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via Fierce Government IT

A July 20 Navy Department memo revealed that DON is applying greater pressure to Navy and Marine Corps IT efficiency efforts. The policy guidance officially halts the purchase of increased data center capacity without first determining–through a full business case analysis using the approved DON Enterprise Information Technology BCA Template–that existing capacity is insufficient to meet storage needs. Components will also have to prove that it is not more cost effective to expand capacity in an existing enterprise or regional data center.

According to the memo, new data storage investments must be approved by the DON CIO for Secretary of the Navy organizations and DON enterprise programs; DON Deputy CIO (DDCIO) Navy for Navy organizations and programs; or DDCIO Marine Corps for Marine Corps organizations and programs.

DON hopes to consolidate all DON-owned enterprise or regional data centers and then consolidate into Department of Defense or commercial enterprise data centers, according to a statement.

Full article here.