NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies
- By Colby Hochmuth
- Jul 28, 2014
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center wants to look at options for replacing or supplementing existing data centers with more energy-efficient options.
The agency’s request or information was spurred by a federal mandate to consolidate its buildings and a requirement that new construction must use 30 percent less energy.
Goddard’s strategy is three-fold: data center retrofit technologies and solutions with high return on investment as short term, interim measures; stand-alone containerized data center solutions that meet criteria for two distinct use cases; and modular containerized data center solutions in order to establish a longer-term strategic data center plan.
Vendors need to provide enough data to substantiate any return on investment projections for the changeover.
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Colby Hochmuth is a staff writer covering big data, cloud computing and the federal workforce. Connect with her on Twitter: @ColbyAnn.