Tag Archives: data center consolidation

ECS Wins Spot on US Mint Digital Enterprise Services IDIQ; George Wilson Quoted

ECS has won a spot on a potential five-year, $70M contract for digital services to help the Department of the Treasury’s U.S. Mint agency modernize its information technology infrastructure. The U.S. Mint Digital Enterprise Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers cloud migration, data center consolidation, managed service delivery operations, software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, ECS said Thursday.

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Dell EMC Federal’s Cameron Chehreh: Virtualization, Transparency Key to Data Center Optimization

Prioritizing virtualization, data portability and transparency in server utilization can help federal agencies meet the requirements of the White House’s data center consolidation initiative, Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer and vice president of presales engineering at Dell EMC's federal business, wrote in an opinion piece for Nextgov published Thursday.

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Cohesity Reports 200% Increase in Number of Public Sector Customers; Steve Grewal Quoted

Hyperconverged secondary storage vendor Cohesity saw the number of its public sector clients increase by nearly 200 percent during its fiscal third and fourth quarters. Cohesity said Monday it added 24 new federal customers in Q4 alone and the company attributes the growth of its government customer base to agencies’ data center consolidation …

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Tiag Obtains AWS Consulting Partner Accreditation

Amazon Web Services has designated tiag as a consulting partner under the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, which is comprised of companies that support the cloud operations of government, education or non-profit customers. Reston, Viginia-based tiag said Friday it has been authorized to support customer missions in all program categories including government; …

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MeriTalk Study: Majority of Federal Agencies Have Adopted Converged Infrastructure Platforms

A new MeriTalk study has found that 59 percent of federal agencies have fielded converged infrastructure systems as part of their organizations’ data center strategies. MeriTalk said Monday the “Converged: At the Core of IT All” report, underwritten by NetApp and Cisco, is based on an online poll of 150 federal information technology …

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Capstone Obtains Govt IT Support Contract Spot Through New Business Acquisition Deal

The National Institutes of Health‘s information technology acquisition and assessment center has novated an information technology support contract to Capstone after the company purchased an unnamed business. Capstone said Wednesday it earned a spot under all 10 task areas of the potential 10-year, $20 billion Chief Information Officers – Solutions and …

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ViaWest to Provide Exclusive Colocation Services for Hitachi Data Systems IT Infrastructure

Hitachi America has selected ViaWest to be the exclusive colocation provider for the Hitachi Data Systems information technology infrastructure under a five-year, $6.6 million contract. ViaWest said Monday it will house the HDS IT infrastructure at a 3,600-square-foot area at the ViaWest Compark Data Center in Denver, Colorado. The 140,000-square-foot colocation and hosting center …

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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Legacy IT, Mobile Tech Pose Challenges to Federal Agencies

Davis Johnson, vice president of Riverbed Technology‘s public sector business, has noted legacy information technology systems and mobile cybersecurity issues as among the technical challenges facing agencies in an interview published Tuesday on Nextgov. Johnson told Nextgov’s Camille Tuutti that he still sees highly decentralized legacy IT platforms across the government and commercial sectors. “The government …

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Software AG’s Chris Borneman: IT Governance, Security Frameworks Key to Data Center Consolidation

Chris Borneman, vice president of Software AG‘s government solutions business, has projected changes for data center technologies and operations in the next five years. In an FCW opinion piece published Thursday, Borneman predicts the future data center infrastructure will comprise of processing, memory and storage hardware tiers and that applications …

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IBM to Provide Data Center Space for Canadian Gov’t; David Anthony Comments

IBM‘s business arm in Canada will provide and operate data center space to Shared Services Canada in support of the Canadian government’s efforts to consolidate its data center infrastructure. “There’s never been a more important time for industry and government to share best-practices as Canada continues this important transformation and adapts to new …

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James Peake: SPAWAR Taps CGI Federal for Data Consolidation Support

CGI Federal has won a potential five-year, $50.3 million contract to provide project management and IT support services for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command‘s data center consolidation program. The company said Wednesday that it will support the Navy Data Center and Application Optimization program, which aims to consolidate the U.S. Navy‘s 61 legacy websites and 5,614 servers. …

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HumanTouch’s James Benson: Agencies Wary of Risk in IT Procurement Timelines

Platform-as-a-service gives federal agencies a tool to support their initiatives on cloud computing and data center consolidation but many have not embraced PaaS due to several reasons, James Benson of HumanTouch says. Benson, a HumanTouch senior vice president, wrote in a post for GCN published Thursday that he believes some system integrators are hindering federal adoption of …

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Opengear’s Rick Stevenson: A Consolidated Data Center Needs Regular Maintenance, Monitoring

Merging data centers could help federal agencies save money and improve efficiency but such a consolidation also has natural or man-made disruptions to overcome, OpenGear CEO Rick Stevenson wrote in an article for Nextgov published Wednesday. He writes that data center consolidation is logistically a complex endeavor, particularly if multiple different agencies are …

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