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GAO Update on Data Center Optimization

 

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Abstract

In December 2014, FITARA was enacted and included a series of provisions related to improving the performance of data centers, including requiring OMB to establish optimization metrics and agencies to report on progress toward meeting the metrics. OMB’s Federal Chief Information Officer subsequently launched DCOI to build on prior data center consolidation and optimization efforts.

GAO was asked to review data center optimization. GAO’s objectives were to (1) assess agencies’ progress against OMB’s data center optimization targets, (2) identify agencies’ notable optimization successes and challenges, and (3) evaluate the extent to which agencies are able to effectively measure server utilization. To do so, GAO evaluated the 24 DCOI agencies’ progress against OMB’s fiscal year 2018 optimization targets, interviewed officials, and assessed agencies’ efforts to implement monitoring tools for server utilization.

Document Date: 
Aug 11, 2017
 
Author (organization): 
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
 
Document type: 
Report
 
Interests: 
Technology Management
 
Groups(s): 
- Private group -