Interactive Map: "Federal CIO Launches Data Center Consolidation Map"
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s office has launched an interactive map listing the 137 data centers it has either already closed or plans to close by the end of this year.
The map lists data centers’ names and locations — down to geographic coordinates — and whether the center is among the 39 already closed as of April or is still operating but slated for closure.
The article points out that the CIO.gov blog recently posted a list of of operations federal agencies plan to migrate to the cloud. A PDF version of the list is also available.
This map visualizes a sampling of over 7,000 of the total 12,000 buildings and structures currently designated as excess. These properties range from sheds to underutilized office buildings and empty warehouses.
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