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Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers

Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
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The White House estimates that the federal government can save $5 billion from data center consolidation. That would buy enough gasoline to fuel the entire country for two weeks. Or, looked at another way, it's roughly equivalent to the IT budgets of the departments of Education, Energy, Interior, and State combined.

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