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Federal Priorities Spotlight: Data Center Optimization, 2018

Published: August 30, 2018

Federal Market AnalysisData Center

Deltek’s Federal Priorities Spotlight: Data Center Optimization, 2018 takes a strategic look at how federal agencies are performing against data center consolidation and optimization goals, the technologies used to drive progress, and the cost savings generated from efforts to date.

Since 2010 the federal government has made a concerted effort to consolidate and optimize data centers in order to modernize IT infrastructures and achieve cost savings. Deltek takes a strategic look at the evolution of data center initiatives, closure and optimization progress, data center spending and cost savings, and challenges inhibiting further progress.

Key Findings

  • The extension of data center optimization deadlines to the end of FY 2020 gives agencies much needed time to meet closure and optimization targets. To date, agencies have not achieved closure, facility utilization, energy metering or virtualization targets on a government-wide basis.
  • Technologies such as automated energy metering, virtualization, automated infrastructure management, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), software defined technologies, cloud computing and shared services are helping to enable data center optimization and consolidation.
  • The government-wide average data center FITARA grade was only a “C” for the May 2018 grading period indicating that federal organizations need to improve efforts to consolidate and optimize data centers.
  • Agencies still face challenges such as aging facilities, strained budgets, cultural roadblocks and technical issues which impede efforts to further consolidate and optimize.
  • Critical Insight for Vendors

    Deltek's Federal Priorities Spotlight: Data Center Optimization, 2018 report takes a strategic look at progress towards consolidation and optimization goals government-wide and on an agency-by-agency basis. The report also analyzes data center spending, cost savings, and technologies shaping federal data center optimization initiatives.

    The report provides:

  • Analysis of agency progress in data center consolidation and optimization targets.
  • Insight into the methods and technologies agencies use to achieve data center success.
  • Agency-by-agency overview of data center closures, savings and optimization metrics.
  • Recommendations to help contractors evaluate the impact of trends on their businesses.
  • Deltek's Federal Priorities Spotlight: Data Center Optimization, 2018 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

    FEDERAL PRIORITIES SPOTLIGHT: DATA CENTER OPTIMIZATION, 2018

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Evolution of Data Center Initiatives
  • Closure and Optimization Progress
  • Data Center Spending and Cost Savings
  • Challenges
  • Agency Data Center Optimization Status
  • Sample Projects
  • Conclusions and Recommendations