- Apr 12, 2008
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How much in stimulus funds went to quadruple the number of Data centres?
The White House Office of Management and Budget recently announced that it would be shutting down 373 U.S. government data centers by 2012.
Over the last two years, the number of U.S. data centers has quadrupled, and yet they are running at only about 27 percent utilization, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The maintenance costs of these data centers, including backup power supplies, air conditioning, fire-suppression and special security devices, has been astronomical, causing them to consume 200 times more power than the typical office space. By more fully utilizing the remaining data centers, the White House hopes to maintain current service levels while drastically cutting costs.