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NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies

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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.

Click here to see the RFI.

About the Author

Colby Hochmuth is a former staff writer for FCW.

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