Why the US Government has so many data centers

Mark T. Ganzer ganzer at spawar.navy.mil
Fri Mar 11 19:57:29 UTC 2016

Note that I an not answering in any sort of "official" capacity....but I 
will instead ask this for your consideration:  Do servers in "test, 
stage, development, or any other environment" really need to have the 
same environmental, power and connectivity requirements that 
"production" servers have?   And should a dev lab containing a couple of 
servers and a few developers really be called a "datacenter"?

-Mark Ganzer
SSC-PAC San Diego Code 82700
Office/Voice mail: 619-553-1186   NOC: 619-553-5881

On 3/11/2016 9:21 AM, Roland Dobbins wrote:
> On 12 Mar 2016, at 0:03, Sean Donelan wrote:
>> The U.S. Government has an odd defintion of what is a data center, 
>> which ends up with a lot of things no rational person would call a 
>> data center.
> There's also a case to be made that governmental organizations really 
> oughtn't to have servers just lying around in random rooms, and that 
> those rooms are de facto government data centers, whether those who're 
> responsible for said rooms/servers know it or not . . .
> -----------------------------------
> Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net>

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