Why the US Government has so many data centers

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Mon Mar 14 19:19:16 UTC 2016

On Mon, 14 Mar 2016, George Metz wrote:
> That's an inaccurate cost savings though most likely; it probably doesn't

Politicians and sales people with inaccurate cost savings.  Say it isn't 

If you think these are $100 million dollar "data centers," maybe a few 
billion dollars in cost savings is possible over 10 years.  But if a 
majority of the "data centers" are a single server in a room, the 
cost savings of moving it to a different room may not save billions of 
dollars.  But no one will remember.  Prediction, there will be a glowing 
report in a year or so about the huge cost savings, and then a couple 
years later will be an Inspector General report about problems counting 

If that's what taxpayers want, that's what they'll get.

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