Federal 100: Deborah Diaz

Deborah Diaz
Deputy CIO
NASA

The work: Spearheading one of the most successful data center consolidation efforts in government.

The impact: In one year, Diaz eliminated 13 data centers and 19 server rooms, with 173 servers either consolidated or relocated.

The nuts and bolts: Diaz used automated tools to create a master inventory of hardware and software at 79 data centers, which went a long way toward easing the consolidation process. All told, NASA recouped 22,300 square feet of building space and more than $300,000 in annual energy costs. Thanks to her work, the agency expects to reduce its data centers by 50 percent by 2015.

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About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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