Data Center Exchange

A vertical community of Federal data center leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

DHS Awards Peraton $2.7B Data Center and Cloud Optimization Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Peraton a nearly $2.7 billion dollar contract to aid the agency’s move to the cloud, according to an Oct. 4 award announcement posted to


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Data Center Survey Shows Sustainability, Outage, and Efficiency Challenges

A new data center industry report from the Uptime Institute found that the data center industry has had to adapt to increasing complexity and challenges such as evolving efficiency and sustainability requirements, rising outage costs, the ongoing workforce shortage, and supply chain interruptions while also experiencing widespread growth.


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EPA Expands Efforts to Improve Energy Efficiency of U.S. Data Centers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hoping to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. data centers by updating its Energy Star certification for data storage products.


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New Report Offers Ways to Reduce Data Center Complexity

With the emergence of new technologies and applications, data centers have only become more complex.


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Upcoming Events

Join us and a growing roster of Congressional participants on December 16 for the TMF Forward program. Our goal is to showcase the tangible value of TMF, build support, drive agency adoption, ensure future funding for this important program, and improve outcomes for all Americans. […]

MerITocracy 2021

MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is a half-day event produced by MeriTalk in partnership with Hill and White House leadership as well as industry visionaries. More than a talk shop, this program will underscore the requirement for tangible outcomes and practical operational plans. […]


Unstructured Data, Untapped Potential

While 80 percent of Federal IT managers agree unstructured data is valuable, more than half are looking for a better solution to unlock its potential.


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Infrastructure Psychology: Overvaluing Outdated Data Centers

MeriTalk surveyed registrants from the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit to understand how IT managers assess the value of their current data centers, what factors they consider when moving a data center, and the most common excuses they hear for keeping outdated data centers open.


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SD-WAN: The Next Federal Network

Digital transformation efforts are top of mind for Federal IT professionals, but few programs will succeed without the necessary network to support them.


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Past Events
Contact Center Success

For Federal agencies, modern contact centers are essential to delivering better, faster government services. These digital channels are the first touchpoint for collaboration with one another, with citizens and service members, and with industry partners – and ensuring a positive customer experience is essential to success. So, how can teams modernize their digital services to […] […]


The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series returns on November 17 in Arlington, Virginia. Join AWS and GDIT for a half-day event to explore how mission partners can leverage AWS GovCloud on milCloud® 2.0 to get the flexibility and choice needed to meet virtually any cloud need. […]

AFCEA Bethesda’s EIE Summit will convene leaders from Federal energy, infrastructure, and environment agencies to discuss the modernization efforts that must be undertaken to ensure a sustainable future. This event will include keynote addresses and panel discussions with government leaders – followed by a networking reception to close out the day. […]


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