Select data centers should specialize in shared services, says director of consolidation effort

FedScoop: Select data centers across the U.S. should provide governmentwide shared services like archiving or mainframe-as-a-service, according to the director of the General Services Administration’s consolidation initiative.

All agencies need to archive data, and a single service out of one data center would simplify things, Thomas Santucci said Wednesday at the 930gov Cloud Computing Conference. He said he was offering his own opinion and not speaking on behalf of GSA.

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