Federal Data Center Landscape, 2020

Published: August 29, 2019

Federal Market AnalysisData Center

Deltek’s Federal Data Center Landscape, 2020 takes a strategic look at federal data center consolidation and optimization initiatives, technologies driving progress and how federal agencies are performing against goals, targets and metrics.

Since 2010 federal agencies have been striving to close and optimize data centers in order to achieve cost savings, modernize IT infrastructures and improve IT efficiency. Deltek takes a strategic look at current data center guidance, closure and optimization progress, challenges inhibiting progress, and individual agency performance to date.

Key Findings

  • IT Modernization Contributes to Data Center Progress. IT modernization efforts are contributing to data center optimization and efficiencies. For example, application rationalization and modernization of systems for migrating to cloud environments promotes data center efficiencies.
  • Key Technologies Enable Data Center Optimization. Technologies such as virtualization, containerization, HCI, SDI, automated infrastructure management, microservices, APIs, cloud computing and shared services are helping to enable data center optimization and consolidation.
  • New DCOI Guidance to Stimulate More Progress. The recently released updated DCOI guidance which is less prescriptive with customized goals and targets for each agency, should stimulate additional progress and cost savings.
  • Majority of Closures Occurred Earlier. Most data center closure progress was achieved in the earlier years of federal data center consolidation initiatives. In recent years, technical challenges along with competing priorities, changing metrics and guidance, and budget constraints have slowed data center closure and optimization progress.
  • Critical Insight for Vendors

    Deltek's Federal Data Center Landscape, 2020 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 and optimization metrics.
  • Recommendations to help contractors evaluate the impact of trends on their businesses.
  • Deltek's Federal Data Center Landscape, 2020 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.



  • Introduction
  • Evolution of Data Center Initiatives
  • Technologies Empowering Optimization/Consolidation
  • Government-wide Closure and Optimization Progress
  • Challenges to Data Center Closure and Optimization
  • Agency Closure and Optimization Progress
  • Sample Projects and Opportunities
  • Conclusions and Recommendations