The federal government’s Cloud Smart strategy is the latest in a years-long series of efforts to shrink and streamline agencies’ data center footprints. Whether the emphasis is on optimization or elimination, however, depends on the agency.
“I have told my staff, we have bought our last set of hardware,” U.S. Marshals Service CIO Karl Mathias said at FCW’s Aug. 14 cloud event. “I have no data centers. I’m located in two FBI data centers, with some hardware that I don’t intend to refresh.”