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Federal Data Center Consolidation Plan to Reduce Footprint and Energy Consumption

Posted in consolidation, education, energy-consumption, federal-it, footprint on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Federal data center energy consumption can be addressed through consolidation plan so that unconstrained growth is managed more efficiently and effectively. …

… “INITIAL DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION PLAN: Agencies will develop an initial data center consolidation plan by June 30, 2010. This plan will identify potential areas for consolidation, areas where optimization through server virtualization or cloud computing alternatives may be used, and a high-level roadmap for transitioning to the consolidated end-state architecture. 3. FINAL ASSET INVENTORY BASELINE: Agencies will collect the final asset inventory baseline containing more detailed information by July 30, 2010. This will serve as the foundation for developing the final data center consolidation plans.” …

Via Office of Management and Budget: Data Center Consolidation (PDF)

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)