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    Streamlining Data Center Power Efficiency in the Government Sector

    Posted by RJ Tee on February 23, 2016

    Ensuring your data center is fully optimized so that it can remain cost- and energy-efficient as well as highly secure, is important for any industry. For the government, however, meeting these objectives is absolutely mandatory as the sensitive data at stake is critical to national and local security, and the costs of mismanagement directly affects taxpayers.

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    Innovative Solutions For Government Clients: Part 2

    Posted by RJ Tee on January 23, 2017

    In Part 1, we explained how the federal government is improving data center efficiency, lowering overall energy costs and optimizing their data center environments. In our next segment, we will dive deeper into solutions that can help meet those critical needs. Federal Sales Manager Jason Mollicone discusses how Server Technology’s expertise with intelligent PDUs positions the company to best provide solutions to the power challenges faced by the federal government. He says the need for remote monitoring and management has become a priority over the past couple of years. “We’re really starting to see those conversations come up in the federal space,” he says, explaining that Server Technology’s intelligent rack power solutions – from our Smart rack PDUs to our Switched PDUs - can help clients drill down to the outlet level, if needed, to see individual IT device power consumption and trends while allowing all necessary data points to be collected.

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    FITARA - Data Center Consolidation Deadline Could Be Pushed Back

    Posted by RJ Tee on April 03, 2017

    Since 2014, federal data centers have been optimizing their facilities under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), a money-saving initiative imposed by the federal government that will force certain data centers to close by 2018.

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    Federal Data Centers: Use Switched POPS PDUs To Slash Power Costs

    Posted by RJ Tee on January 27, 2017

    While the private sector is experiencing unprecedented data center growth, the exact opposite is happening in the public sector. Even though the federal government is using just as much data and technology as any other entity, the marching order for federal data center operators is reduce, reduce, reduce.

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    Federal Data Centers: Use Switched POPS PDUs to Save Money

    Posted by RJ Tee on March 06, 2017

    A new bill is being considered in Washington, D.C. that would directly impact federal data centers. According to The Stack, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (HR 306), which would require every federal agency to provide a detailed report outlining the exact steps that are being taken to improve energy efficiency in their data center and computing environments.

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    Expect FITARA Extensions in 2018 NDAA

    Posted by RJ Tee on July 26, 2017

    Earlier this year there were many questions in the data center industry about what would happen to the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), a 2015 law that is set to expire in 2018 and 2019. It’s taken a few months, but now we’re starting to see some answers. Just recently, news broke that there is a new version of FITARA being proposed in the House version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. So FITARA does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

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