With data center consolidation taking hold in the federal government, especially with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it has become key strategy for cost-savings and enhanced effectiveness – but it also comes with challenges.
Serving as an ideal case study for other agencies, DHS has created a data center management model that offers key economies of scale by embracing both public and private solutions.
In addition, in today’s virtualized world, more traffic is traveling across the networks, and agencies should take advantage of fabric-based networks. As the government’s architecture and the protocols being used today are 20 years old, agencies need to deploy fabrics that are ideal for sharing data among multiple networks more efficiently.
These are some of the key discussions from a recent podcast interview with George Delisle, Director Federal Sales, Storage Platform Business at Brocade, about federal data center consolidation and much more.
Be sure to listen to the entire interview below: