Stepping stone to change

Data center consolidation efforts could transform how DoD provides and consumes IT services

Military Information Technology, February 2013

The Department of Defense's data center consolidation program, which was originally aimed at money on the maintenance and upkeep of physical server space and was closely related to the base realignment and closure effort, has been transformed into a program with much broader and deeper implications. The emergence of cloud computing and the department's strategic embrace of that phenomenon has the potential to make data center consolidation a stepping stone toward a radical change in how DoD provides and consumes information technology services.