The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the State CIO Top 10 Priorities for 2020 on Dec. 11.
The State of Maryland today announced that the Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Program (DCEEG) has entered its third cycle. The program, which the state claims is the first of its kind in the United States, provides funding on a competitive basis to “encourage the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency technologies in data centers throughout the state,” according to the state’s Energy Administration.
A decade after its initial data center consolidation survey, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released Shrinking Data Centers Playbook as an update on state efforts to consolidate and optimize data centers. The report shares best practices and recommendations to states that are still consolidating.
With school starting up, the Mississippi Community College Board needed to tackle a system that was slowing down the class registration process. At the start of the school year, MCCB announced that it had adopted a FlashStack solution, a joint offering from Cisco Systems and Pure Storage, to host its most critical enrollment applications. With the new FlaskStack solution, the IT team now has access to the latest in computing and networking, combined into a single, integrated architecture.
A recent MeriTalk report examined how the Federal government is approaching converged infrastructure and found that 59 percent of Federal IT managers say converged infrastructure solutions are part of their agency’s current data center strategy. Digging into their reasons for focusing on converged infrastructure, it’s clear that state and local governments should be taking interest in converged infrastructure, too.