Federal IT Reform: It’s All About Virtualization

Federal agencies charged with improving the efficiency of information technology operations are embracing data consolidation, the cloud and mobile devices. One of the major factors involved in these efforts is the use of virtualization technologies that enhance the productivity of computer operating systems. Federal agencies are now under the gun to drastically reduce the number or government data centers from 2,800 to about 1,800 by 2015. Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, has set a target of shuttering 472 centers by the end of 2012.

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