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With the number of government data centers growing from 432 in 1999 to 1,100 plus, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has announced a Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, according to Data Center Knowledge. A memo from Kundra says consolidation plans will need to be finalized by Dec. 31, 2010, with implementation beginning in 2011.
This growth in redundant infrastructure investments is costly, inefficient and unsustainable and has a significant impact on energy consumption. In 2006 Federal servers and data centers consumed 6 billion kwH of electricity, and without a fundamental shift in how we deploy technology it could reach 12 billion kwH by 2012.