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Data Centers Ripe for Helping Feds Cut Energy Usage, Official Says

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has determined that data centers offer a prime opportunity for the Federal government to cut energy consumption while agency demand grows to embrace cloud services and modernize legacy IT systems.

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GAO: Federal Agencies Showing ‘Mixed Progress’ on DCOI Metrics

Federal Agencies are reporting “mixed progress” meeting their goals to optimize existing data centers in recent months due to technical and budget constraints, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). 

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DHS Awards Peraton $2.7B Data Center and Cloud Optimization Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Peraton a nearly $2.7 billion dollar contract to aid the agency’s move to the cloud, according to an Oct. 4 award announcement posted to SAM.gov.

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Data Center Survey Shows Sustainability, Outage, and Efficiency Challenges

A new data center industry report from the Uptime Institute found that the data center industry has had to adapt to increasing complexity and challenges such as evolving efficiency and sustainability requirements, rising outage costs, the ongoing workforce shortage, and supply chain interruptions while also experiencing widespread growth.

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EPA Expands Efforts to Improve Energy Efficiency of U.S. Data Centers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hoping to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. data centers by updating its Energy Star certification for data storage products.

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New Report Offers Ways to Reduce Data Center Complexity

With the emergence of new technologies and applications, data centers have only become more complex.

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Report: Funding, Security Key to Adopting Data Center Automation Systems

A new white paper from Data Center Dynamics explores the biggest trends driving and hindering the adoption of data center automation systems, replacing traditional control and monitoring solutions.

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Fed Experts Push for Purpose-Built Clouds, Vs. ‘Lift and Shift’

While cloud adoption by government agencies accelerated greatly during the pandemic, Federal experts agree that agencies need to create “purpose-built clouds,” as opposed to undertaking “lift and shift” cloud migrations, in order to achieve the best operational outcomes.

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