USA har i dag 1100 datasentre – en økning fra 432 i 1998. Som ledd i en kampanje for å kutte ut unødvendig bruk av bygningsareal setter nå Obama i gang med konsolidering av offentlige datasentre.

«For example, over the past decade, the private sector reduced its data center footprint by capitalizing on innovative technologies to increase efficiencies. However, during that same period, the Federal Government experienced a substantial increase in the number of data centers, leading to increased energy consumption, real property expenditures, and operations and maintenance costs….

In addition, in order to address the growth of data centers across the Federal Government, agencies shall immediately adopt a policy against expanding data centers beyond current levels, and shall develop plans to consolidate and significantly reduce data centers within 5 years.»
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