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The Common Pitfalls of Data Center Consolidation and How to Make It Work For You

In an effort to reduce energy usage and IT costs, federal leadership has mandated the closing of hundreds, possibly thousands, of data centers across the country. Current agency projections intend to close almost 1,200 data centers by 2015. Closing data centers is only half the battle though, as the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) calls to not only shutter data centers, but make existing ones more efficient. But recent reports have noted that some agencies are struggling to optimize data centers, and are instead focusing efforts on consolidation alone.
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