Under a new directive, any spending for servers or data centers that hasn’t already been approved, will require a special waiver from the Navy’s deputy chief information officer.
Navy has also asked senior commanders to create plans for reducing the number of data centers by 25 percent – and increase server utilization by at least 40 percent.
Navy hopes to have a final enterprise data center consolidation strategy in place by March. They’ve been getting some experience in that – through a data center consolidation project with the Naval Installation Command.
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