Government Data Centers Meet The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

At roughly $80 billion in annual spending, the US Federal Government is the world’s largest consumer of information technology. That budget funds pervasive IT use across hundreds of agencies (nobody is certain how many). To better manage the extraordinary costs, in December 2014 Congress enacted the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). This isn't their first attempt at control. Back in 1996, there was the Clinger–Cohen Act (CCA), formerly the Information Technology Management Reform (ITMRA), that was intended to improve federal government acquisition, use, and disposal of IT resources. And of course, in 2010, there was the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) started by the Information Officers Council (IOC) and later merged with PortfolioStat.

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Simplicity is Power – Actifio and the FDCCI

By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing – We’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with public agencies over the past several years – extending the unique cost/time/efficiency benefits of our copy data virtualization platform to organizations with unique mandates and specifications around security.  Some of these opportunities were highlighted by Meritalk this summer, where they found that Actifio’s copy data platform could help agencies satisfy their Federal Data Center Consolidation (FDCCI) requirements AND save over $16B.

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