Why the US Government has so many data centers

Keith Stokes keiths at neilltech.com
Mon Mar 14 21:11:39 UTC 2016

Plus a subsequent GAO report accounting for a miscount due to using paperclips on the history forms.

On Mar 14, 2016, at 4:06 PM, mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx<mailto:mikea at mikea.ath.cx>> wrote:

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 04:49:38PM -0400, Sean Donelan wrote:
On Mon, 14 Mar 2016, Scott Weeks wrote:
It's all phunny money.  Real economics are not even considered.
At all.

And what makes your think the Data Center Optimization Initiative is any
different, when they are counting single servers instead of data centers?

If it was a rational, coherent plan; that would be great.  Instead I see
lots of people spending years looking for servers, and writing reports
about counting servers, and moving servers from on room to another room.
What's the return on investment counting paperclips?

But when they're finished, they'll have the serial number of each individual
paperclip, and a paperclip history form to go with it.

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx<mailto:mikea at mikea.ath.cx>
Tired old sysadmin


Keith Stokes

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