Why the US Government has so many data centers

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Mar 22 15:44:13 UTC 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lee" <ler762 at gmail.com>

> On 3/13/16, Sean Donelan wrote:

> I doubt anyone really believes that having a server in the room makes
> it a data center.  But if you're the Federal CIO pushing the cloud
> first policy, this seems like a great bureaucratic maneuver to get the
> decision making away from the techies that like redundant servers in
> multiple locations, their managers who's job rating depends on
> providing reliable services and even the agency CIOs.  Check the
> reporting section of the memo where it says "each agency head shall
> annually publish a Data Center Consolidation and Optimization
> Strategic Plan".   I dunno, but I'm guessing agency heads are
> political appointees that aren't going to spend much, if any, time
> listening to techies whine about how important their servers are & why
> they can't be consolidated, virtualized or outsourced.


But when some Armenian script kiddie DDoSing Netflix takes down your TSA
terrorist lookup service, and you come to me asking why the plane blew up,
I'm going to tell you "because you fucking ignored my written advice on 
the matter", while I'm packing my desk.

In writing.

-- jra

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