FCW: DHS pushes toward data center consolidation

“The Department of Homeland Security is inching closer to making good on a long promised data center consolidation plan.”

“On July 10, the agency issued a draft solicitation for Data Center and Cloud Optimization (DCCO) Support Services contract that will manage its enterprise data center, as well as cover implementation and hosting environments at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The data center is owned by NASA and run by its contractor, but DHS uses about 35,000 square feet in the facility.”

“When awarded, the contract could be worth $1 billion to the successful bidder, Washington Technology reported in May.”

“DHS had planned to consolidate data center operations at the Mississippi facility, known as DC 1, and shutter operations at a Virginia location (called DC 2) to save money and to make allowances for components that are pushing operations into commercial cloud. The plan as of last August was to consolidate operations in Mississippi by June 2020, but even then complications were emerging that made the closure of DC 2 by the expiration of a key contact unlikely…” Read the full article here.

Source: DHS pushes toward data center consolidation – By Mark Rockwell, July 20, 2020. FCW.

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