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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 SAM.gov.

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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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Report: Funding, Security Key to Adopting Data Center Automation Systems

A new white paper from Data Center Dynamics explores the biggest trends driving and hindering the adoption of data center automation systems, replacing traditional control and monitoring solutions.

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Fed Experts Push for Purpose-Built Clouds, Vs. ‘Lift and Shift’

While cloud adoption by government agencies accelerated greatly during the pandemic, Federal experts agree that agencies need to create “purpose-built clouds,” as opposed to undertaking “lift and shift” cloud migrations, in order to achieve the best operational outcomes.

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Fed IT Experts Emphasize Continuous Modernization Plans

Federal agencies need to think about IT modernization as a continuous process rather than as an isolated strategy, said Federal IT experts during a virtual webinar hosted by Federal News Network on August 18.

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Report: Data Center Security Must Focus on Physical and Logical Security

Security is essential for organizations that rely on data centers. However, a new white paper from Data Centre Dynamics says that many organizations don’t understand that the most pervasive threats may come from where they least expect them.

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