Kundra: 800 Data Centers to Be Shuttered by 2015

Kara Reeder

ZDNet reports that federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra says the government plans to shut down 800 data centers by 2015. The article quotes Kundra as telling a Senate subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security:

Since 1998 the Federal Government has increased the number of its data centers, from 432 to 2,094, a 385 percent increase. This growth is unsustainable. That is why we are actively shutting down 800 data centers by 2015.

According to Bloomberg, 100 of the 800 data centers may be shut down this year. Data center consolidation is a key element in Kundra's plan to cut government technology spending.

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