Schwarzenegger Orders Data Center Consolidation

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 12, 2010


The motion calls for fast-moving data center consolidation of the 400 data centers and server rooms operated by California state agencies. Currently this spans 400,000 square feet with more than 9,500 servers. The reduction calls for a total shrink of 200,000 square feet by July 2011, in two phases. According to the news report on Data Center Knowledge, the state will be using existing state Tier III data centers and may use private Tier III data centers to the extent it is necessary.


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an executive order requiring California to reduce the total amount of data center square footage used by state agencies.

"The executive order sets in motion a massive, fast-moving data center consolidation of the 400 data centers and server rooms operated by California state agencies, which span 400,000 square feet of space and house more than 9,500 servers. That means eliminating 100,000 square feet of data center space in less than five months, and another 100,000 square feet by July 2011.

"The initiative isn’t just targeting square footage. Schwarzenegger's order also emphasizes the need to house applications in a Tier III or Tier IV data center, based on the Uptime Institute reliability scale."

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