Datacenter: Minnesota Launches Data Center Consolidation Plan

by Mel Duvall for Information Management Online

The State of Minnesota has launched an ambitious data center consolidation initiative which could see it reduce the number of data centers from more than 36 to four or less in five years.

The consolidation plan was announced in conjunction with the issuing of a request for proposals (RFP) to industry participants to build and operate a secure, industry-standard, data center service.

“This important business decision for the State represents a cost-effective way to lower our risks while minimizing investment and move costs,” State Chief Information Officer Gopal Khanna said in a statement. “Doing it together provides the economies of scale and efficiencies no agency can realize on its own.”

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